Anderson Cooper may need to follow CNN. The journalist had his flip internet hosting Jeopardy final month, however his gig on the enduring recreation present pulled within the fewest viewers out of any visitor host thus far. In his first week on Jeopardy, Cooper’s scores fell 7%, dropping down to five.1 — even worse than the controversial visitor earlier than him, Dr. Oz, The Wrap stories.
Regardless of huge fan backlash, the TV physician locked in a 5.2 score throughout his debut week, beating out Cooper in his first week internet hosting. However Dr. Oz’s scores fell to a 5.1 whole common throughout his two-week internet hosting gig, and scores haven’t but been launched for Cooper’s second week, so there’s nonetheless a chance his score may improve when that knowledge turns into accessible.
Whereas Jeopardy sometimes secures the highest recreation present spot, it faltered at No. 2 after Cooper’s slip in scores, leaving Household Feud to say the No. 1 spot with a 5.5 score. However as The Wrap factors out, it’s doable that week’s information may have contributed t Cooper’s dip in scores. Since Jeopardy is syndicated, it airs at totally different instances throughout the nation; that week, the Derek Chauvin homicide trial was happening and the responsible verdict was introduced April 20, when Cooper was nonetheless internet hosting.
Earlier than Cooper took to the Jeopardy stage, NFL star Aaron Rodgers examined out his internet hosting abilities, pulling in far increased scores than the information anchor. Rodgers began off the week of April 5 with a 5.6, and noticed a small sip in his second week, which introduced in a 5.5.
Up to now, the preferred visitor host is Jeopardy GOAT Ken Jennings. The sport present alum started as the primary visitor host this yr on Jan. 4, persevering with via Feb. 19. In his first week internet hosting, Jennings’ scores reached 6.2, dropping to five.9 in his second week. After his time as host got here to an finish, Jeopardy welcomed government producer Mike Richards, adopted by Katie Couric.
Jeopardy has not introduced an official successor for late host Alex Trebek, however the present has loads of stars lined as much as host within the coming months. 60 Minutes‘ Invoice Whitaker is filling on this week and subsequent, and might be adopted by former Jeopardy champion Buzzy Cohen, The Massive Bang Idea‘s Mayim Bialik, TODAY Present anchor Savannah Guthrie, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and extra. Head to the Jeopardy website to see the complete visitor host lineup.