Rodgers was a visitor host on “Jeopardy!” this month because the present goes by means of rotating hosts following the demise of Alex Trebek, who died in November following a prolonged battle with stage four pancreatic most cancers.
Throughout Rodgers’ first week as visitor host, rankings for the sport present spiked 14% from the earlier week, based on TV broadcasting website TVNewsCheck.
Rodgers helmed the sport present to a first-place end on the syndication chart for the interval ending April 11, with a 5.6 live-plus-same-day nationwide Nielsen score.
That positioned the present forward of “Household Feud” (5.2 share), and “Wheel of Fortune” (5.1 share). It was one of the best efficiency by “Jeopardy!” in a month, based on TVNewsCheck,
The three-time NFL MVP began his stint because the quiz present’s visitor host on April 5. The bump in rankings got here after Rodgers took over for Dr. Mehmet Oz, who hosted the present over the earlier two weeks.
“Apart from the Tremendous Bowl, that is the respect of a lifetime,” Rodgers, 37, stated in a Twitter promo for the present.
“Following the footsteps of a legend is one thing that I do know a bit bit about,” he continued, evaluating following Trebek to changing NFL legend Brett Favre because the Packers’ quarterback greater than a decade in the past.
Rankings will doubtless be a consider figuring out who will get the everlasting internet hosting gig. Rodgers beforehand stated he would completely take the job if it was provided to him.
“I might like to be the host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ sure,” Rodgers stated on “The Pat McAfee Present.”
The Tremendous Bowl XLV MVP defined how he would doubtlessly do it, saying he would not “want to surrender [playing] soccer.”
“They movie 46 days a yr. I labored 187 this yr in Inexperienced Bay,” Rodgers stated throughout an interview with The Ringer. “That provides me … 178 days to do ‘Jeopardy!’ So I really feel like I may match 46 into that 178 and make it work. It might be a dream job for positive, and I’m not shy in any respect about saying I need the job. That’s how I went into it. I need a possibility to be within the combine.”
Rodgers had some notable moments throughout his internet hosting stint.
Contestant Ken Jennings, whose 74-game successful streak and $2.52 million in earnings are present data, was the first to take over for Trebek, who served because the host for “Jeopardy!” since 1984, presiding over greater than eight,000 episodes.
On Wednesday, the producers of the present introduced that George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, David Faber, and Joe Buck will take turns visitor internet hosting because the seek for Trebek’s everlasting alternative continues.
Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy and Jessica Napoli contributed to this report