CULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 12, 2014) – Arthur Chu’s JEOPARDY! streak came to an end in an episode that aired today, when Diana Peloquin, a graduate student from Ann Arbor, Mich., stopped his run at 11 games and $297,200.
“Once it looked like I was doing well, my goal was to beat Dave Madden, the second-winningest player in JEOPARDY! regular season competition. I didn’t quite make it there but I think third place is quite respectable,” said Chu after his win. “$297,200 is an awfully unsatisfying-looking number; Alex [Trebek] gave me a hard time about not breaking $300,000 and I wish I had, if only to make for a better story.”
Chu will return for the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions, which will take place next season.
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JEOPARDY!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are celebrating 30 years of “answers and questions.” The top-rated quiz show in syndication, JEOPARDY! has become a pop culture phenomenon and holds the Guinness World Record for the most Emmy awards won by a TV game show (30 Emmys). In 2014, JEOPARDY! won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award. JEOPARDY! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company; it is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp. For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.