Aaron Rodgers propelled “Jeopardy!” TV ratings by 14%: report

Aaron Rodgers, the defender of the Green Bay Packers team, got another victory, this time away from the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field, according to a report.

Rodgers was the guest host of “Jeopardy!” this month, as the show goes through rotating hosts after the death of Alex Trebek, who died in November after a long battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

In Rodgers’ first week as a guest host, ratings for the game show rose 14 percent from a week earlier, according to TVNewsCheck.


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hosts the game show

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hosting the Jeopardy! (Associated Press)

Rodgers led the game to the top spot in the union schedule for April 11, with a national Nielsen rating of 5.6 live-plus-the-same day.

This placed the show ahead of “Family Feud” (5.2 shares) and “Wheel of Fortune” (5.1 shares). It was the best performance of “Jeopardy!” in a month, according to TVNewsCheck,

The three-time NFL MVP began his stint as a guest on the April 5 test show. The rise in ratings came after Rodgers took on the role of Dr. Mehmet Oz, who hosted the show for the past two weeks.

“Apart from the Super Bowl, this is the honor of a lifetime,” Rodgers, 37, said in a Twitter promotion for the show.

“Following in the footsteps of a legend is something I know little about,” he continued, comparing Trebek’s pursuit to replacing NFL legend Brett Favre as a Packers defender more than a decade ago.


Evaluations will likely be a factor in determining who receives the permanent hosting concert. Rodgers has previously said he will take over if offered.

“I’d love to host Jeopardy, yes,” Rodgers told The Pat McAfee Show.

Super Bowl XLV MVP explained how he would potentially do it, saying that “he will not have to give up [playing] football.”

“He shoots 46 days a year. I worked 187 in Green Bay this year,” Rodgers said in an interview with The Ringer. “That gives me … 178 days to do ‘Jeopardy! “So I feel like I could fit 46 in that 178 and make it work. It would definitely be a dream job and I’m not shy to say I want the job. That’s how I got into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix. “

Rodgers had a few notable moments during his stay.

Competitor Ken Jennings, whose 74-game winning streak and $ 2.52 million winnings are show records, was the first to take over from Trebek, who served as the host for “Jeopardy!” since 1984, presiding over over 8,000 episodes.

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On Wednesday, the show’s producers announced that George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, David Faber and Joe Buck will be hosts one at a time, while the search for Trebek’s permanent replacement continues.

Tyler McCarthy and Jessica Napoli of Fox News contributed to this report