The WORST Episodes of Jeopardy!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2019

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
Kristin Sausville, Brad King, Stephanie Hull

#4 - Kristin Sausville, Brad King, Stephanie Hull

Season 2015 - Episode 51

Stephanie Hull, a graduate student of philosophy from Columbia, Missouri; Brad King, an automotive engineer from Hartland, Michigan; Kristin Sausville, a stay-at-home mom from Newark, Delaware (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801).

star 2.00
1 votes
Matt Preston, Lily Gebrenegus, Lisa Kristina

#5 - 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
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, Tom Imler, Pat Kavanaugh

#7 - Kerry Greene, Tom Imler, Pat Kavanaugh

Season 2015 - Episode 67

Pat Kavanaugh, a marketing content manager from Chicago, Illinois; Tom Imler, a data repair technician from Cary, North Carolina; Kerry Greene, a volunteer guardian ad litem from Manchester, New Hampshire (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,802).

star 4.00
2 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
Don Meals, Mike Hodel, Sarah Rabin Spira

#9 - Don Meals, Mike Hodel, Sarah Rabin Spira

Season 2010 - Episode 170

Sarah Rabin Spira, a preschool director from Washington, D.C.; Mike Hodel, a bartender from Bellingham, Washington; Don Meals, an environmental scientist from Burlington, Vermont (whose 3-day cash winnings total $42,599).

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
S32 College Championship Semifinal Game 2

#12 - S32 College Championship Semifinal Game 2

Season 2016 - Episode 28

Hannah Norem, a sophomore from Augustana University from Houston, Texas; Sam Deutsch, a junior at the University of Southern California from Bethesda, Maryland; Emily Bingham, a senior at Wright State University from Dayton, Ohio.

star 5.00
1 votes
Thea Lawton, Vivek Ravishanker, Denver Wade

#13 - Thea Lawton, Vivek Ravishanker, Denver Wade

Season 2016 - Episode 188

Denver Wade, an English teacher from Westfield, Indiana; Vivek Ravishanker, a freelance consultant from Higganum, Connecticut; Thea Lawton, a nonprofit resource development specialist from Anchorage, Alaska (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,400).

star 5.00
1 votes
Arthur Chu, Carolyn Collins, Maura McKenna

#14 - 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
Pam Platt, Jason George, Katie Pieper

#15 - Pam Platt, Jason George, Katie Pieper

Season 2016 - Episode 137

Katie Pieper, a Ph.D. student from Athens, Georgia; Jason George, a management consultant originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pam Platt, a writer & editor from Louisville, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,600).

star 5.50
2 votes
Dylan Hamilton, Andrew Miller, Adriana Ciccone

#16 - Dylan Hamilton, Andrew Miller, Adriana Ciccone

Season 2018 - Episode 208

Adriana Ciccone, a data scientist from San Francisco, California; Andrew Miller, a law clerk from Chicago, Illinois; Dylan Hamilton, a pediatric dentist from Durham, North Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $25,598).

star 5.75
4 votes
Max Levaren, Joanne Daley, Ben Dufour

#17 - Max Levaren, Joanne Daley, Ben Dufour

Season 2003 - Episode 48

Ben Dufour, a credit specialist from Old Orchard Beach, Maine; Joanne Daley, a public defender from New York City, New York; Max Levaren, a personal success coach from San Diego, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,400).

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

#18 - 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

#19 - 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
Greg Seroka, Valerie Braun, Robert Sale

#20 - Greg Seroka, Valerie Braun, Robert Sale

Season 2015 - Episode 86

Robert Sale, a government relations liaison from Washington, D.C.; Valerie Braun, a homemaker from Cincinnati, Ohio; Greg Seroka, a chef from Steamboat Springs, Colorado (whose 5-day cash winnings total $133,200).

star 6.00
2 votes
Scott Ylinen, Jen Stoy, Dan Green

#21 - Scott Ylinen, Jen Stoy, Dan Green

Season 2015 - Episode 89

Dan Green, an administrative specialist from Orland, California; Jen Stoy, a technical writer from Hyattsville, Maryland; Scott Ylinen, a draftsman & college student from Morgantown, West Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,505).

star 6.00
1 votes
Sacha Samotin, Donna Normington, Matt Pressman

#22 - Sacha Samotin, Donna Normington, Matt Pressman

Season 2015 - Episode 124

Matt Pressman, a graduate student in history from Somerville, Massachusetts; Donna Normington, an office manager from Mesa, Arizona; Sacha Samotin, a student from Naples, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,600).

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

#23 - 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
Fred Vaughn, Steven Wolfe, Adrien Schless-Meier

#24 - Fred Vaughn, Steven Wolfe, Adrien Schless-Meier

Season 2016 - Episode 17

Adrien Schless-Meier, a philanthropist from Washington, D.C.; Steven Wolfe, a lifeguard from Laguna Hills, California; Fred Vaughn, an Internet operations technician from Mineral Point, Wisconsin (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,000).

star 6.00
4 votes
S32 College Championship Quarterfinal Game 4

#25 - S32 College Championship Quarterfinal Game 4

Season 2016 - Episode 25

Gus Woythaler, a senior at Stanford University from Encino, California; Hannah Norem, a sophomore from Augustana University from Houston, Texas; Sarah Dubnik, a senior at the University of Pittsburgh from Jamison, Pennsylvania.

star 6.00
7 votes