I wouldn’t want to be the killjoy who ruined this finale.
James Holzhauer was on a 32-day winning streak, amassing more 2.5 million dollars on Jeopardy!, when he lost on an episode that aired Monday night. Unfortunately, everyone already knew due to a leaked video. Wa waaaaaa.
Studio audience members are not legally bound to not disclose what happens during a taping, and Friedman says that they were pleased and surprised that nothing leaked out until now.
“I think that speaks for the respect that people in studio audience have for the show.”
“I feel bad for the viewers. It’s not fair,” Friedman added. “I’m not sure what’s gained by doing something like that, other than some malicious intent. It doesn’t really benefit anybody.”
Holzhauer was just $60,000 shy of the 2004 record set by contestant Ken Jennings.