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Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« on: January 08, 2020, 09:43:02 PM »
Has anyone been watching this? I have and I really like it.
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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 09:46:53 PM »
I have, my friend/ex gf and I have both. It's been good, tough as hell but good. The new FJ music for this threw me at first, but....I am growing used to it. Any predictions as to a winner from anyone?

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 09:48:02 PM »
Seeing Brad struggle in the first 2 matches is painful. James and Ken are evenly matched.
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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 09:51:43 PM »
What I really like is that all 3 of them and Alex are clearly having a lot of fun, and that always counts for a lot, for a game show is supposed to be fun at heart.  And yes, I like the more authoritative Final Jeopardy theme they're using for it. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 10:12:23 PM »
Seeing Brad struggle in the first 2 matches is painful. James and Ken are evenly matched.
Yes him struggling like this is just shocking. I think having another heavyweight in addition to Ken to compete against is effecting him.

I'm not crazy about the think music, to me it sounds like an odd mash-up of all the show's themes.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 11:21:24 PM »
I'm not crazy about the think music, to me it sounds like an odd mash-up of all the show's themes.

I wonder if that's the point of it......a homage to the overall history, which would make sense with the event itself being similar. I never thought of that till now but I can see it now that you said it.

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 06:55:50 AM »
An online news item says the big winner of the tournament was leaked (item did not spoil who it is) as offshore books ceased bets when betting on that contestant suddenly grew.
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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 08:41:48 AM »
Take away's through 3 games SPOILERS-

1. Ken and James are very evenly matched, if it was not for that daily double in the first game of day 3 it would have been a lot closer

2. I never thought I'd see the day where Brad ends in the red, truly shocking

3. I have a feeling this will go to at least day 5 or 6, I can't imagine Brad not becoming very aggressive on the buzzer, he wants to get back into this so bad

Whatever happens we are certainly in for a treat, what a tournament this has been so far

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2020, 12:19:47 PM »
It's great to see the ratings so robust, clobbering Fox's Flirty Dancing among others.
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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2020, 03:37:29 PM »
Holy smokes, you ainít kidding.

The Greatest of All Time has grown its audience each night it has aired so far: 14.42 million for its debut on Jan. 7, 14.87 million the next night and 15.55 million for round three. The competition featuring Jeopardy hall of famers Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter will air at least one more time, on Tuesday; the tournament ends when one player notches three nightly wins.

Those three episodes rank second, third and fourth among all entertainment programs so far this season in viewers. Only NBC's Golden Globes broadcast, with 18.32 million viewers, currently ranks ahead of it.

Each episode of The Greatest of All Time has also outdrawn the first four games of the 2019 NBA Finals, the first five games of the 2019 World Series, all but one of ESPN's 17 Monday Night Football telecasts and seven of Fox's 11 Thursday Night Football showcases.

They turned this into the perfect storm. I thought it would do well, but Iím stunned to see it do THIS well.
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2020, 04:21:14 PM »
I believe there are supposed to be airing more primetime Prices this year anyway, but with the success of the GOAT tournament I can definitely see CBS wanting more primetime Price specials.

2. I never thought I'd see the day where Brad ends in the red, truly shocking

3. I have a feeling this will go to at least day 5 or 6, I can't imagine Brad not becoming very aggressive on the buzzer

Brad's decline in this tournament definitely is shocking. It would be like if the Patriots started the season 1-7. He did a little better on night 3, but still he doesn't look like he's in position to mount a comeback. That said, since ABC didn't put the 4th game on last night it makes me think Ken doesn't win match 4 since I think they would've put the 4th and final match on Friday to keep it to one week if he did.

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2020, 04:53:00 PM »
It would be like if the Patriots started the season 1-7.
Perish the thought.

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2020, 05:07:46 PM »
Or they decided not to put a show on a low usage night. Sometimes people think better of things, and itís not directly connected to the outcome.

That said, Iím sure the good folks at CBS, NBC and ABC realize this is lightning in a bottle. Or they should anyway. Game shows are a decent enough filler here and there, and that should be the benchmark. This is an outlier for several reasons. Anyone working in a position of power at the networks who thinks these results can be extrapolated into anything other than this situation should be looking for a new line of work.

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2020, 05:28:37 PM »
I believe there are supposed to be airing more primetime Prices this year anyway, but with the success of the GOAT tournament I can definitely see CBS wanting more primetime Price specials.

The Seth Rogen Price special two weeks ago scored 6.6 million viewers. The J! GOAT tournament is getting almost triple that.
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When you finally get it down so that it looks very very simple, that one has had the most complicated amount of work."

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Re: Jeopardy! GOAT Tournament
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
Seems to me that the reason the GOAT tourney is getting that high of a rating is because you're watching three people in a battle of wits. Each of them have their own records, now they are going head to head in the competition of the century to see who can outperform the others. You don't really have that excitement in any other game show. Just my two cents.
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