Who Won Night 1 of the 'Jeopardy!' Greatest of All Time Tournament?


Last night was a very special night for “Jeopardy” as it marked the first primetime special in 30 years!

It was a battle of the GOATS on night one of the two-night back-to-back tournament.

Three former champs, Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhauer, faced off for the million-dollar grand prize and bragging rights to the title of “Greatest of All Time.”

All three players have jaw-dropping statistics: Jennings holds the longest game streak at 74-days, while Rutter has never lost a game and snagged the most money at $4,688,436. Holzhauer set a record for the most single-game wins on April 17, 2019 with $2.46 million.

Each night of the tournament consists of two half-hour games totaling for an overall score.

The competitors set the bar pretty high, barely missing any questions in the first half of the competition.

Jennings took the win in Game 1 answering a Daily Double correctly and leading with 45,000 points. Holzhauer came in second with 33,200 and Rutter in third with 10,400.

The second half of the game found Holzhauer in the lead yet, it didn’t earn him the top spot of the night.

As the scores tallied up, Jennings beat him out marginally with 63,400 points versus Holzhauer's 63,200 points.

Rutter had a rather rough night zeroing out one time in Game 1 and twice in Game 2.

But while Jennings may have won when it comes to points, Holzhauer was the “people’s choice” on social media.

Fans were quick to point out that Holzhauer beat Jennings to an answer about his hometown and ruthlessly stopped the game to point it out.

The tournament continues Jan. 8 on ABC at 8/7c.

Depending on how the game pans out, the GOAT tournament can go anywhere from three to seven days. 

If necessary, additional episodes will air on Friday and again the week of Jan. 14-16.

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