Jeopardy Needed a Tiebreaker for the First Time in 45 Years
Last Thursday, "Jeopardy!" ended in its first TIE in a regular game in its 45-year history. All three contestants missed on 'Final Jeopardy', and two of them tied for first with $6,799. So they went to sudden death: One question, and the first person to buzz in and get it right wins.
Back in the day, they would've returned the next night as co-champions, but "Jeopardy" recently changed its rules for ties. There have been ties before that have gone to sudden death, but those were during TOURNAMENT play, not regular games.