Ken Jennings on Verge Of Being 'Jeopardy!'s' Greatest Of All-Time

CULVER CITY (CNS) - Ken Jennings could be known as the greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all-time tonight.

Jennings won the first and third total-point matches on “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time,” while James Holzhauer won the second. The first player to win three matches will be declared “The Greatest of All Time.”

If Holzhauer or the third contestant, Brad Rutter, win the match airing at 8 p.m. on ABC, a fifth match will air Tuesday. Additional matches -- if necessary -- will air Wednesday and Thursday, also at 8 p.m.

The winner will receive $1 million -- and considerable bragging rights. The two runners-up will each receive $250,000.

The matches were taped in December at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.

Jennings won a record 74 consecutive games in 2004. Holzhauer holds the record for all 15 of the show's top single-day winnings records and won the 2019 Tournament of Champions.

Rutter is `Jeopardy!'s” money-winning record holder with $4,688,436, the most on any game show in American television.

The Wednesday and Tuesday episodes drew the second- and third-largest audiences for prime-time entertainment programs during the 2019-20 television season, now in its 16th week, averaging 14.872 million and 14.415 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen.

Only Sunday's Golden Globes averaged more, 18.323 million.

The viewership figure for Thursday's show will be released Friday.

Photo: (ABC/Eric McCandless)

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