18-GAME CHAMPION MATT AMODIO RETURNS FOR ‘JEOPARDY!’ SEASON 38 PREMIERE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
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18-GAME CHAMPION MATT AMODIO RETURNS FOR
‘JEOPARDY!’ SEASON 38 PREMIERE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Amodio Starts New Season With $574,801 in Total Winnings
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (September 10, 2021) – Long-running JEOPARDY! champion Matt Amodio returns to the stage on Monday, September 13, when America’s Favorite Quiz Show® begins its 38th season in syndication. Amodio, a Ph.D. student from New Haven, Conn., has so far won $574,801 in 18 games which aired earlier this summer. Amodio will next face off against Amdé Mengistu, a legal recruiter from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Gabbie Kim, a mother of two and birth doula from Pittsburgh, Pa., as he attempts to secure his 19th straight victory.
Amodio starts the new season in third place on the JEOPARDY! all-time highest winnings list (regular games), behind only two players in the show’s history: James Holzhauer ($2,462,216) and Ken Jennings ($2,520,700). Amodio is currently in fifth place on the list of all-time consecutive games won. To catch up on all his stats, check out the video at this link.
JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show™, is in its 38th season in syndication. With a weekly audience over 20 million viewers,* JEOPARDY! is the top-rated quiz show on television. The show has won a total of 42 Emmy® Awards, holds the Guinness World Records® title for the most Emmy® Awards won by a TV game show, and received a Peabody Award for “celebrating and rewarding knowledge.” JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, both units of ViacomCBS. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.
* Source: Nielsen NPower, 2020/21 (9/14/20-7/4/21)
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