On January, 8 during Alex Trebek's final episode as host, producers shared a touching tribute to Trebek’s 36 years on the beloved show.
Turns out that episode brought in some big numbers!
Trebek’s last Jeopardy! telecast averaged 14 million total viewers. That marks the show’s largest audience and highest HH rating since James Holzhauer’s remarkable streak wrapped up on June 3, 2019.
Other than the tribute, there are no goodbye speeches to end the show from Trebek, he simply says, “We’ll see you next time.”
Following the episode’s airing, Trebek’s eldest daughter, Nicky Trebek, paid tribute on Instagram saying:
"Jeopardy! Forever" adding, "You were extraordinary!!!"
Moving forward, no official host has been named only the temporary ones. Champ Ken Jennings and Katie Couric.