FINAL Jeopardy! Season 38 Stats

Total Winnings This Week: $117,902

Total Season Winnings: $7,386,219

Total Combined Coryat This Week: $198,600

Total Combined Coryat for the Season: $8,657,000

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) This Week: $41,400 from 34 triple stumpers

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) for the Season: $2,518,000 from 2,186 triple stumpers

Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses)

-This Week: $30,000
-Season: $1,965,200


-This Week: 260/31
-Season: 12,048/1,956

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 16/18
-Season: 737/983

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 0 ($0)
-Season: 82 ($74,200)

Most Unplayed Clues
-Day: 6 (Mar. 9)
-Week: 16 (Wk. 26)

Most $ left on board from Unplayed Clues
-Day: $7,200 (Apr. 11)
-Week: $9,200 (Wk. 31)

Best Weekly Winnings: $278,800 (Wk. 3)
Worst Weekly Winnings: $76,103 (Wk. 41)

Best Individual Coryat: Matt Amodio (Oct. 8; $38,000)
Worst Individual Coryat: Matt King (Nov. 23; -$6,400)

Best Combined Coryat: $51,200 (Oct. 8)
Worst Combined Coryat: $15,400 (Mar. 11)

Best Weekly Coryat: $222,200 (Wk. 1)
Worst Weekly Coryat: $129,200 (Wk. 26)

Lowest One-Day Lach Trash: $400 (Jan. 6)
Biggest One-Day Lach Trash: $22,600 (Mar. 11)

Least Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 1 (Jan. 6)
Most Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 19 (2x)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $800 (Jan. 11)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $18,200 (Mar. 7; Regular Play); $21,200 (Feb. 16; NCC Quarterfinals Game 12)

Lowest Weekly Lach Trash: $19,400 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Lach Trash: $78,800 (Wk. 35)

Lowest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 20 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 68 (Wk. 35)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $20,400 (Wk. 17)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $57,400 (Wk. 26)

Biggest One-Day Score: Matt Amodio (Oct. 4; $83,000)

$50,000+ Wins: 20 (There was also a $50K+ 2nd place finish)

Biggest Champions: Matt Amodio ($1,518,601; Regular Play; Carryover from last season); Sam Buttery ($100,000; Professor’s Tournament); Amy Schneider ($1,382,800; Regular Play)

Lowest-Scoring Win: Megan Wachspress (Jun. 20; $401)

Lowest Departure-Score: Dave Bzdak ($2,000 + $1K consolation)

Lowest Score: Matt King (Nov. 23; -$6,400)

Daily Double Sweeps This Week0

  • 3-for-3: 0
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 69

  • 3-for-3: 69 (Two were true clean sweeps)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 1

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 0
-Season: 14

Unplayed Daily Double Clues (DD clues gone to waste)

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps This Week: 1

  • 3-for-3: 1
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps for the Season: 34

  • 3-for-3: 28
  • 2-for-2: 5
  • 1-for-1: 1

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 2
-Season: 48

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 1 (Champion Busts: 1)
-Season: 54 (Champion Busts: 6)

Aced Games (Must be 3-for-3 each for DDs & FJ): 5

Total Washouts (0-for-X each for DDs & FJ): 2

Gooseegg Victims Before FJ!: 21 (Champion Gooseeggs: 1)

Total Trainwrecks (No Winner): 0 (Times no one qualified for FJ!: 0)

5+-day Champions (Longest Winning Streaks): 8 (40 days (2nd All-Time); Amy Schneider)

Times Champion Swept a Week: 20

Tiebreakers: 3

Champions Dethroned This Week: 4

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 1
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 3

Champions Dethroned This Season: 62

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 36
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 26

Weekly Returning Champion Shutouts: 1

Player of the Week: Ed Coulson

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Real People in Poetry

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C-)

My Season Rating: 7 (C-) (somewhat underwhelming second half (incl. the disastrous June) brought it down for me)

This season, especially the first half, was filled with magic and was arguably defined by Matt Amodio (carried from S37) and Amy Schneider’s historic runs early on w/ both of them making it over the $1M mark in the top 5 in both regular-play winnings and all-time winnings, the latter of which made history as the show’s first woman millionaire as well as the show’s openly-transgender contestant to qualify for the ToC. And then there’s Mattea Roach who made history as the show’s winningest Canadian, youngest ultra-champion and another LGBTQ+ representative in the ToC. And let’s also not forget about Jonathan Fisher and Ryan Long. And to top it off, there was never a realistic chance of some of the season records set during the first three weeks of the season during Matt’s run being beaten.

Even though we did get a couple more incredible runs (Mattea and Ryan), the second half didn’t quite have near the magic the first half did — Namely the FLUNK-FEST of a Quarterfinals round in the first-ever Jeopardy! National College Championship on primetime, the week of March 7 which was truly one of the MOST PAINFUL weeks of Jeopardy! I have ever covered in my four years of blogging about game shows, and an ugly May and even uglier June, the latter of which was likely the WORST MONTH IN THE SHOW’S ENTIRE HISTORY despite Ryan Long’s reign spanning during those months and save for the 8th and 9th of the latter. Although July was an improvement over those two months in most aspects, the magic had run out completely by that time as there were no more 5+-time champions after June 21st.

Through all the thick and thin, and all of this through the Mike Richards drama and the uncertainty about the hosting, and the ongoing effects of the pandemic, we went way up in winnings vs. last season thanks to all those incredible runs by Matt, Amy, Jonathan, Mattea and Ryan even if the winnings from the NCC weren’t included, and champion unseatings were down by almost half as a result. Sadly, there were only five clean sweeps for Daily Doubles and FJ! (six down from last season) although we had one less total washout (both of those this season took place in the same week).

BEST/WORST moments to come…

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