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931 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think the producers of Jeopardy! set up Ken Jennings to win for so long to boost ratings?


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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 5:16:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
No I don't think so. But hey I guess it's possible
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 5:53:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, another duplicate question. How quaint.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 9:12:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
How is this a duplicate?
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 1:45:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Three questions about it. It is actually a triplicate.

Here's the scoop. I asked "How old were you when you first realized you could beat up your father?" It was rejected as a duplicate. The question it was supposed to be a duplicate of was "Can you beat your father in arm wrestling?" Not even remotely the same question, so I would think any question about Ken Jennings would, in the mods eyes, be a duplicate.


The comment was aimed at the mods, not you, Kiki.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 5:03:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am a mod

But there are some mods who do that, say it's a repeat if it has the same words in it. Well one mod in particular. They will even call things a repeat even if it's not even close to the same (like my question about swing dancing was rejected because there was a question about tango dancing, stuff like that). Most of us aren't that retarded though

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/23/04 - 5:07:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am a mod


No wonder you've had over 2,000 questions approved!!!

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 6:02:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure.. I watched him and it was amazing... He was so good that I'm tempted to say yes.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 6:11:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. he is just a smart guy.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 8:40:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
no, that'd be stupid. But it does bug me that he's so smart.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 10:08:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmmmmmm..... Good question, but I don't think so.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 10:34:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
A question about Jeopardy fixing things to gain ratings: if that is the case, why on earth would they have waited so long into their run on TV to do this? Wouldn't it have made more sense to have done it when the game show fad was at its prime in 1999-2000 (when WWTBA Millionaire, and then Weakest Link and Greed were so popular) The answer is that Jeopardy doesn't need to do a promotion anything like that to garner ratings. It survived that fad, while Weakest Link and Greed fell by the wayside. This show, as well as the Wheel have persevered because they are good shows. Ken survived because he understood the game strategy and is, well, really REALLY smart.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 10:39:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
You may be right, but remember they still had the 5-day rule back in 1999-2000 - they just got rid of it this year, which was why he got to go on for so many days. He'll still be on it when it comes back for the next season too...
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 7:11:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they were behind it, they wouldn't have made it last quite so long.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/12/04 - 11:55:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah right, that's why they brought in a Mormon dorkass, to attract audiences, hehehe.
Jeopardy is doing just fine, they woudln't give away what will soon be 2 million dollars just for excitement.


If anything Ken has made the show even less entertaining to watch, you know he's always gonna win, Jesus himself would have to chalenge Ken.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 10/29/04 - 9:45:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Update on Jennings"Jeopardy!' Streak

I've been watching it the past couple weeks, just to check this guy out ... he is awesome, but it's not like he totally clobbers people. Sometimes he's not even in the lead but he always manages to pull it all out during every daily double and in final Jeopardy. Pretty impressive ... and people online are saying he goes to $2.6 million - if that's true, he's still got a few more months left on the show!

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/2/04 - 2:44:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I love Ken Jennings.
I dont think its a set up.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/4/04 - 10:28:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/1/04 - 8:43:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
yaaaay ken jennings finally lost..i never liked him
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/1/04 - 8:57:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
last night was actually the only time i've watched him on. and i only did because i heard he was going to lose.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/1/04 - 10:31:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 12/18/04 - 8:44:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ken Jennings is freakyy, how does he do it ?!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 9:57:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I think he's just that much of a geek
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/27/05 - 12:42:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
you think they wanted to lose money? i dont think they set him up to keep winning...some things just happen believe it or not....
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/27/05 - 10:03:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
After the game show scandals in the 50's it would not be worth it for them to "set up" a streak like Ken Jennings'. Besides, Jeopardy is already the leading rated syndicated game show. Why do they need to improve?
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 3/26/05 - 8:43:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, he's just incredibly smart

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