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Aaron Rodgers Leads ‘Jeopardy!’ to 14% Ratings Spike in 1st Week as Visitor Host

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gestures to fans after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

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Aaron Rodgers‘ acclaimed inch as guest host of Jeopardy! led the tv game expose to a spike in rankings. 

Per TV Files Check, the syndicated quiz expose saw a 14 percent expand in viewership at some point soon of Rodgers’ first week from April 5-9 in comparison with the week sooner than his episodes aired. 

In total, Rodgers’ episodes over the course of his first week within the host chair averaged a 5.6 live-plus-same-day national rating. 

The three-time NFL MVP had a two-week inch as Jeopardy! host from April 5-16. He previously seemed on the expose as a player in 2015, beating out astronaut Mark Kelly and Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank to fetch $50,000 for charity. 

In an interview with Claire McNear of The Ringer, Rodgers said he turned into approached by Jeopardy! producers about guest-cyber internet internet hosting, nonetheless he added his camp “for sure effect some feelers out as smartly.”

Rodgers said within the same interview that he’s “now no longer shy at all about announcing I desire the job” on a eternal foundation. He indispensable the expose most attention-grabbing films 46 days every yr, so he would now no longer need to quit his day job as quarterback of the Green Bay Packers to attain it if that grew to alter into a possibility. 

Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died in November at the age of 80 from pancreatic cancer. Producers were the utilization of guest hosts to defend up the expose going as they continue to search out alternate choices for a eternal change.    

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