In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US $3,022,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, and a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions).
Jennings's run began during Jeopardy!'s 20th season with the episode aired on Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in which he unseated 2-time returning champion Jerry Harvey, and continued into season 21. Jennings's run was interrupted by the 2004 Kids' Week, the Tournament of Champions (aired from September 20, 2004 through October 1, 2004), and the College Championship (aired from November 10, 2004 through November 23, 2004).
On November 30, 2004, Jennings's long reign as Jeopardy!champion ended when he lost his seventy-fifth game to challenger Nancy Zerg. Jennings responded incorrectly to both Double Jeopardy! Daily Doubles, losing him a combined $10,200 ($5,400 and $4,800 respectively) and taking him down to $14,400. Consequently Jennings's lead over the second-place contestant (Zerg) heading into Final Jeopardy was not insurmountable, as it had been for 65 of his previous 74 victories.(The third contestant, David Hankins, had a negative score.
The Final Jeopardy! category was Business & Industry, and the answer was "Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year". Zerg responded correctly with "What is H&R Block?". Her wager of $4,401 took her score to $14,401, $1 ahead of Jennings. Jennings responded with "What is FedEx?", dropping his score by $5,601 to $8,799 and unseating him as Jeopardy! champion.
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Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance.
On November 30 2004 Ken Jennings Lost to Nancy Zerg see related links There is also a link to Ken Jennings Jeopardy Archive Page
In the year 2004, Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive games on Jeopardy. In his 75th appearance, he was beaten by Nancy Zerg, who finished the day with $14,401 to Jennings' final total of $8,799.
74 games by Ken Jennings
Ken is a very smart man. He knows his stuff... he appeared on Jeopardy 74 times before getting beaten on his 75th appearance. His total winning's on Jeopardy was an outstanding.. $2.52 million.
The most successful returning champion after this rule change was implemented was Ken Jennings, who won 74 consecutive games and a total of $2,520,700, breaking several records for both Jeopardy! and American game shows in general. Ken went on to win another $1,000,000 on the Jeopardy Ultimate Tournament of Champions. see related links
75 games for Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings won 74 straight games before losing in game 75.
He was never tied. The next person has way less Jeopardy winnings
74 games - by Ken Jennings.
Ken Jennings losing on the 75th Game
Ken Jennings with 74 games
Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. Brad Rutter beat Ken Jennings in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions on May 25 2005.
Watson won Ken Jennings was second and Brad Rutter was Third
Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive games and a total of $2,520,700, he went on to receive additional $500,000 from the tournament that he lost .
Ken Jenniings won a record 74 times in a row. Over 3 Million in total earnings (2.2 Millions in his 75 games and 500k for 2nd place on the Tournament of Champions.
“Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes.
$75,000 by Ken Jennings.
Ken Jennings 74 games before he lost on the 75 game and a bunch of tournaments
A winner of 74 games in a row on the Jeopardy Game show and second highest Jeopardy cash winner. see related link for additional information on him
Ken Jennings was on the show for 75 episodes, which is 15 weeks.
Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive games before losing in his 75th.
74 plus one he lost