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Jeopardy! Sets Record For Most Game Show Episodes Hosted By Same Presenter

Jeopardy! Sets Record For Most Game Show Episodes Hosted By Same Presenter

Longevity for $1000: This game of questions and answers just set the record for most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter.

Today marks Jeopardy!‘s 6,829th episode under host Alex Trebek, and Guinness World Records is commemorating the milestone by presenting host Alex Trebek with the award on air tonight.

“It’s an honor to hold the Guinness World Record for hosting JEOPARDY!, which I’ve often said is the best of reality T.V.,” Trebek said. “We have had incredible support from our viewers for the past 30 years, and without them, I wouldn’t have set this record.”

It’s not the quiz show’s first Guinness award. Jeopardy! also holds the record for most Emmy awards won by a TV game show with 30 Emmys. It’s also won the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation and a 2011 Peabody Award. Tune in tonight to watch the ceremony. Check your local listings.

  • Josh Woo

    Episode 4380 represent! Congrats to Alex, and here’s to many, many more. Cool that they’re going to recognize it on-air.

    Though I do wonder where Wheel of Fortune stands–I’d imagine Sajak’s not that far behind, right? And I’d imagine Pat’s daytime episodes don’t count towards the total…

  • TrivWorks

    The question is, which game show presenter’s record is Trebek ousting?

  • CarShark

    Bob Barker? I know he made it past 6000.

  • D.J. Richards

    Being that syndicated Wheel premiered a year before Trebek’s Jeopardy, and he also hosted daytime Wheel for a decade on NBC, why does Trebek have a larger number than Sajak?

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