Ken Jennings winning 'Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time' leaves fans emotional as the tournament comes to an end

Jennings won his first-ever 'Jeopardy!' tournament and fans are in high praise for the contestant

Ken Jennings winning 'Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time' leaves fans emotional as the tournament comes to an end
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Ken Jennings won his first 'Jeopardy!' tournament and fans could not be happier. However, the end of the tournament has left viewers asking for more 'Jeopardy!' and hoping for more tournaments featuring Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.

Jennings won his third night of 'Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time', beating both Holzhauer and Rutter who have won tournaments before. His victory also meant an end to the tournament which has been a rating success since its first night.

While some fans got ecstatic, others got emotional. One fan wrote, "Knowing Ken Jennings is the Jeopardy GOAT has cured my anxiety and cleared my skin #jeopardy #jeopardygoat." Another wrote, "@KenJennings as #JeopardyGOAT brought a tear to my eye (and a jump up and down)! So glad he won."

A viewer wrote, "Thinking of my Grandma tonight who was so excited and became a big fan of Ken Jennings when he made his original run on Jeopardy. She, like Alex Trebek, battled pancreatic cancer."

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One fan tweeted, "For Ken to finally win a tournament after 15 years. Well done, sir. Happy for him. #JeopardyGOAT." 

Fans were disappointed, however, that the tournament has come to an end. One fan wrote, "Can the #JeopardyGOAT s just play for charity for the rest of the week? I just love their nerdy banter."

Another viewer wrote, "#JeopardyGOAT has been a saving grace the past 2 weeks. Some of the best television around. I was rooting for @James_Holzhauer, but most sorry @KenJennings won because it means there will be no more GOAT episodes!"

One viewer wrote, "The Jeopardy GOAT tournament is the most fun I’ve had with TV in weeks and I watch Vanderpump Rules and Below Deck so this is HIGH PRAISE."

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When Jennings wagered nothing for his second Final Jeopardy answer, viewers were convinced he did it to extend the tournament. One fan wrote, "100% Ken Jennings was trying to throw the game and play for another night. There is no other explanation. #jeopardy."

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