Regardless of seeing historic, record-breaking scores, “Jeopardy!” followers are becoming bored with its latest breakout star.
James Holzhauer, 34, has gained 14 video games of the favored trivia present and — looks like he’ll proceed by many extra. Along with the long term on the present, he’s shattered a number of data beforehand held by different “Jeopardy!” champions.
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On Tuesday’s episode, Holzhauer surpassed $1 million within the shortest time ever. His $118,816 win put his whole take at $1,061,554 million. This isn’t the one document Holzhauer broke, he beforehand gained a recreation with a complete of $131,127, topping the one-day document he set earlier in his run of $110,914. Earlier than Holzhauer got here alongside, the one-day document was held by Roger Craig on Sept. 19, 2010, when he took dwelling $77,000 in a single recreation.
It’s clear that not solely is Holzhauer a critical “Jeopardy!” competitor, however he’s profitable every recreation by a really vast margin. For some viewers, nevertheless, his profitable streak and breakout performances have made the in any other case aggressive recreation boring.
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“I am beginning to suppose #Jeopardy is rigged. Day 15 of the James Present. 😐 #boring,” one user wrote.
I refuse to look at #jeopardy. There is not any competitors,” another user said.
“@Jeopardy Must deliver again the 5 recreation restrict for champions! That is boring,” someone else noted.
“Spouse: (deep sigh) nicely…that is boring #Jeopardy #jeopardyjames,” a more sarcastic user wrote.
This man on #Jeopardy makes the present boring to look at. No persona in any respect,” someone wrote, clearly taking subject with Holzhauer himself.
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This is not the primary recreation present that Holzhauer has cleaned up on. He beforehand appeared on “The Chase” in 2014, when he answered 12 questions accurately, profitable $60,000 and breaking the present’s previous document, in accordance with TMZ. To not point out Holzhauer’s win was by no means topped on the collection, per the gossip web site.
Fox Information’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.