The WORST Episodes of Jeopardy!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2019

Network: Syndication

The show first aired in March 1964 and lasted nearly 11 years on NBC daytime. The show resurfaced in a modified format in 1978, and then came back in syndication in 1984, where it continues to enjoy long-term success. This simple reverse-quiz formula resulted in one of the most successful game shows in TV history. Answer: “Legend has it that game show host and TV personality Merv Griffin created this reverse quiz show after complaining about the poor quality of game shows since the Quiz Show Scandals; his then-wife suggested giving the players the answers and having them come up with the questions.” Question: “What's the story behind the birth of Jeopardy!?”

S30 College Championship Quarterfinal Game 3

#1 - S30 College Championship Quarterfinal Game 3

Season 2014 - Episode 31

Kevin Shen, a junior from the University of California, Berkeley from Cupertino, California; Terry O'Shea, a sophomore at Princeton University from Bridgewater, New Jersey; Kenesha Bennett, a senior from Oakwood University from Huntsville, Alabama.

star 1.00
1 votes
S11 Teen Tournament Final Game 1

#2 - S11 Teen Tournament Final Game 1

Season 1995 - Episode 34

Deborah Sager, a senior from Reston, Virginia; Matt Zielenski, a junior from Broadview Heights, Ohio; Susannah Batko-Yovino, a junior from Altoona, Pennsylvania.

star 1.00
1 votes
Alex Irvine, Elsa Angrist, Jon Lubin

#3 - Alex Irvine, Elsa Angrist, Jon Lubin

Season 2015 - Episode 131

Jon Lubin, an attorney originally from Stony Brook, New York; Elsa Angrist, a retired computer consultant from Arlington, Virginia; Alex Irvine, a writer originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,000).

star 1.00
1 votes
Matt Preston, Lily Gebrenegus, Lisa Kristina

#4 - Matt Preston, Lily Gebrenegus, Lisa Kristina

Season 2017 - Episode 209

Lisa Kristina, a freelance musician from Chicago Heights, Illinois; Lily Gebrenegus, an accounting manager from Seattle, Washington; Matt Preston, an assets protection leader from Harvest, Alabama (whose 2-day cash winnings total $25,998).

star 2.00
1 votes
Dave Edwards, Aaron Wicks, Kim Platnick

#5 - Dave Edwards, Aaron Wicks, Kim Platnick

Season 2010 - Episode 131

Kim Platnick, a school librarian from Dunwoody, Georgia; Aaron Wicks, a planning & evaluation manager from Rochester, New York; Dave Edwards, an architect from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,001).

star 4.00
1 votes
Matthew Church, Curtis Morales, Varun Shekhar

#6 - Matthew Church, Curtis Morales, Varun Shekhar

Season 2013 - Episode 222

Varun Shekhar, a graduate student in engineering & law from Northville, Michigan; Curtis Morales, an analytics engineer from Washington, D.C.; Matthew Church, a medical student from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $29,000).

star 4.00
1 votes
Kerry Greene, Travis Miscia, Kaya Chua

#7 - Kerry Greene, Travis Miscia, Kaya Chua

Season 2015 - Episode 70

Kaya Chua, a technology consultant from Chula Vista, California; Travis Miscia, an attorney from Jersey City, New Jersey; Kerry Greene, a volunteer guardian ad litem from Manchester, New Hampshire (whose 5-day cash winnings total $126,598).

star 4.00
1 votes
Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, Neil Sondov, Bonnie Megel

#8 - Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, Neil Sondov, Bonnie Megel

Season 2016 - Episode 135

Bonnie Megel, an administrative assistant from Grinnell, Iowa; Neil Sondov, a psychotherapist from Greenville, South Carolina; Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, an investment banker & strategy consultant from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,601).

star 4.50
2 votes
Dave Belote, Jove Graham, Sarah Weinschenk

#9 - Dave Belote, Jove Graham, Sarah Weinschenk

Season 2009 - Episode 210

Sarah Weinschenk, a middle school Latin teacher from San Luis Obispo, California; Jove Graham, a biomedical engineer from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Dave Belote, the base commander from Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas (whose 5-day cash winnings total $134,801).

star 5.00
1 votes
Susan Jann, Kevin Moser, Joe Emison

#10 - Susan Jann, Kevin Moser, Joe Emison

Season 2012 - Episode 222

Joe Emison, a chief technology officer from Asheville, North Carolina; Kevin Moser, an attorney from Fort Wright, Kentucky; Susan Jann, an operations coordinator from Bristol, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,800).

star 5.00
1 votes
Bobby Padgett, Maggie Bruen, Adam Brosius

#11 - Bobby Padgett, Maggie Bruen, Adam Brosius

Season 2002 - Episode 58

Adam Brosius, an environmental consultant from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Maggie Bruen, a teacher from Hoboken, New Jersey; Bobby Padgett, an analytical chemist from Cramerton, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $0).

star 5.00
1 votes
S34 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 3

#12 - S34 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 3

Season 2017 - Episode 193

David Clemmons, an 11th grade U.S. history teacher in Keller, Texas from Fort Worth, Texas; Alan Lin, a software engineer from Riverside, California; Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York.

star 5.20
5 votes
Arthur Chu, Carolyn Collins, Maura McKenna

#13 - Arthur Chu, Carolyn Collins, Maura McKenna

Season 2014 - Episode 22

Maura McKenna, a legal technology consultant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Carolyn Collins, an education program manager from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,800); Arthur Chu, a compliance analyst & voiceover artist from Broadview Heights, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $64,000).

star 5.50
2 votes
Liz Maziarz, Sandra McClellan, Eugene Henderson

#14 - Liz Maziarz, Sandra McClellan, Eugene Henderson

Season 2010 - Episode 216

Eugene Henderson, a retail assistant manager from San Francisco, California; Sandra McClellan, a granny nanny from Arlington, Texas; Liz Maziarz, an English professor & mom from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,400).

star 6.00
1 votes
Josh Powell, Adam Bibler, Kate Palladino

#15 - Josh Powell, Adam Bibler, Kate Palladino

Season 2010 - Episode 214

Kate Palladino, a middle school librarian from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania; Adam Bibler, an economist originally from Lancaster, Ohio; Josh Powell, a phone-based health coach from San Diego, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $26,900).

star 6.00
1 votes
Molly Lalonde, Cindy Summers, Jason Raffile

#16 - Molly Lalonde, Cindy Summers, Jason Raffile

Season 2014 - Episode 115

Jason Raffile, a restaurant manager originally from Meriden, Connecticut; Cindy Summers, a pharmacist from Clarksville, Tennessee; Molly Lalonde, a pediatric nurse practitioner student from Nashville, Tennessee (whose 3-day cash winnings total $38,500).

star 6.00
1 votes
Ryan Alley, Eileen Dreyer, Allison Solomon

#17 - Ryan Alley, Eileen Dreyer, Allison Solomon

Season 2014 - Episode 187

Allison Solomon, a management consultant originally from Brooksville, Florida; Eileen Dreyer, an author from St. Louis, Missouri; Ryan Alley, a patent attorney from Alexandria, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,600).

star 6.00
1 votes
Vaughn Winchell, Mike Blaha, Elliot Yates

#18 - Vaughn Winchell, Mike Blaha, Elliot Yates

Season 2015 - Episode 2

Elliot Yates, an opera producer from New York, New York; Mike Blaha, an attorney originally from Homestead, Florida; Vaughn Winchell, a stay-at-home dad & graduate student from Columbia, Maryland (whose 5-day cash winnings total $103,103).

star 6.00
1 votes
Jenny Thorngate, Kathy Riley, Heather Melançon

#19 - Jenny Thorngate, Kathy Riley, Heather Melançon

Season 2015 - Episode 136

Heather Melançon, a program analyst originally from Elk Grove, Illinois; Kathy Riley, a retired college professor from Winter Haven, Florida; Jenny Thorngate, a chemist from Madison, Wisconsin (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,001).

star 6.00
1 votes
Rob Liguori, Trish Floyd, Jeff Brown

#20 - Rob Liguori, Trish Floyd, Jeff Brown

Season 2017 - Episode 45

Jeff Brown, a grant writer from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Trish Floyd, an actuary from Chicago, Illinois; Rob Liguori, a research editor from Brooklyn, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $58,601).

star 6.00
5 votes
Hannah McIntyre, Jill Hurtt, Dhruv Srinivasachar

#21 - Hannah McIntyre, Jill Hurtt, Dhruv Srinivasachar

Season 2018 - Episode 184

Dhruv Srinivasachar, a medical & doctoral student from Richmond, Virginia; Jill Hurtt, a teacher & librarian from Hemingford, Nebraska; Hannah McIntyre, an author from Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,200).

star 6.00
6 votes
Philip Tiu, Geoff Mitelman, Elena Gray-Blanc

#22 - Philip Tiu, Geoff Mitelman, Elena Gray-Blanc

Season 2016 - Episode 54

Elena Gray-Blanc, an editor originally from Santa Barbara, California; Geoff Mitelman, a rabbi from Westchester County, New York; Philip Tiu, an educator from Atlanta, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $71,098).

star 6.33
3 votes
Deborah Beams, Elspeth Green, Jim Hope

#23 - Deborah Beams, Elspeth Green, Jim Hope

Season 2017 - Episode 75

Jim Hope, a writer & producer from Tustin, California; Elspeth Green, a graduate student from Princeton, New Jersey; Deborah Beams, a certified public accountant from Dallas, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,000).

star 6.33
15 votes
Steve Stoffle, Kim Vu, Melissa Spencer

#24 - Steve Stoffle, Kim Vu, Melissa Spencer

Season 2016 - Episode 57

Melissa Spencer, an adjunct physics instructor & stay-at-home mom from Des Moines, Iowa; Kim Vu, an international development project manager from Washington, D.C.; Steve Stoffle, a leadership trainer from Decatur, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,599).

star 6.40
5 votes
Avishai Gebler, Becca Allred, Brian Hamilton

#25 - Avishai Gebler, Becca Allred, Brian Hamilton

Season 2014 - Episode 226

Brian Hamilton, an attorney from Sacramento, California; Becca Allred, an educator from Orem, Utah; Avishai Gebler, a rabbinical student originally from Sharon, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,200).

star 6.50
2 votes