'Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time' fans think Ken Jennings will make a good successor to Alex Trebek as show host
Jennings wiped the floor on Tuesday night. Though he lost the second match to Holzhauer, his massive lead in the first match meant that he beat the latter to win the first night
It was a good night for contestant Ken Jennings on 'Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time'. Competing against Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer in a three-to seven-night series of games, Jennings is one-up in the bid to become the ultimate 'Jeopardy!' champion.
Jennings wiped the floor on Tuesday night. Though he lost the second match to Holzhauer, his massive lead in the first match meant that he beat the latter by 200 points to win the first night.
Jennings is the second-highest-earning contestant in TV game show history, earning $2,520,700 over a 74-game run on 'Jeopardy!'. He holds the record for the highest average correct responses per game in 'Jeopardy!' history (for those contestants with at least 300 correct responses).
His total earnings on 'Jeopardy!' are $3,522,700 and he became the first human to best Brad Rutter.
Of course, this was not the only good thing that came out of the night for him. With Alex Trebek fighting cancer, though fans are emotional over the longtime host's exit, they hope Ken Jennings will be the man to take over the torch from Trebek to be his successor in hosting 'Jeopardy!'.
One fan wrote, "I'm not ready to see Alex Trebek step down from hosting job, BUT when [the time comes]... Ken Jennings would make an outstanding host of #Jeopardy #KenJennings #JeopardyGOAT."
Another wrote, "Someone on Reddit said Ken should be the jeopardy host when Trebek retires and I was blown away at how obvious and correct that suggestion was."
The opinion remains unanimous among viewers online. One viewer wrote, "My dad brought up that it would be so cool if Ken Jennings would take over as @Jeopardy
host when Alex’s time is up and I really think that would be so cool. I feel like nobody else deserves it as much as he does."
The next episode of 'Jeopardy! Greatest Of All Time' will air on January 8 on ABC at 8/7c.