Jeopardy! guest host Anderson Cooper brings in LOWEST ratings since Alex Trebek’s death & was beat out by Dr. Oz

JEOPARDY! guest host Anderson Cooper brought in the LOWEST ratings since Alex Trebek’s death.

The 53-year-old was even beat out by fellow guest host Dr. Oz.


Anderson Cooper received the lowest ratings as guest host on Jeopardy![/caption]


Dr. Oz beat out the CNN anchor[/caption]


Anderson’s episodes had the lowest viewership since Alex’s death[/caption]

Anderson was just one of the many guests to step in as host as the popular game show looks for a permanent replacement following Alex‘s tragic death.

According to The Wrap, the CNN anchor’s first week of guest hosting Jeopardy! fell 7% to a 5.1 rating.

The viewership number is the lowest debut for any of the game show’s guest hosts.

The 5.1 rating for Anderson’s first week dropped the game show out of the top ratings spot for the genre, as it fell behind Family Feud with a 5.5 rating.

Anderson’s ratings were just below Dr. Oz’s 5.2 rating for his debut week, which was the previous low among the guest host.


Anderson’s episodes fell 7% to a 5.1 rating[/caption]


However, fans praised his hosting role on Twitter[/caption]

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers started off with a higher 5.6, while his second week drew a 5.5 rating.

The guest host to earn the highest ratings was fan-favorite contestant Ken Jennings, who drew a 6.2 rating in his first week.

Meanwhile, Ken’s second week earned a 5.9 rating.

Other celebrities set to guest host include Katie Couric, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Savannah Guthrie and The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik.

Despite Anderson’s low ratings, those that did tune into his episodes praised him for his work on the show.


Many viewers agreed that Anderson was their ‘favorite guest host to date’[/caption]


Dr. Oz received the second lowest ratings among the guest hosts[/caption]

Many viewers rushed to Twitter to share their appreciation for the journalist, whom they’ve referred to as the “favorite guest host to date.”

“Anyone praising previous guest hosts on @Jeopardy should watch @andersoncooper,” one raved, adding: “His energy, delivery and command comes closest to matching #AlexTrebek.”

Another complimented Anderson’s “nerdy giggle,” while a third wrote graciously: “So far @andersoncooper has been the best guest host @jeopardy has had. I wouldn’t mind if he was selected as the permanent host.”

Despite frequenting the show in the past, Anderson did express his anxiety over stepping into such an important role.


A number of guests hosts have been featured on the show as producers search for Alex’s replacement[/caption]

He said in a clip: “In high school, I became a Jeopardy! fan, I’m a two-time Celebrity Jeopardy! champ and this week, I’ll be the newest Jeopardy! guest host.”

“I’m actually kind of nervous,” he added.

Alex hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 on November 8.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean, 56, and their children Emily and Matthew.


The longtime host tragically passed away in November[/caption]

Source: The Sun

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