How ‘Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time’ Came Together at ABC

“It’s a competition that people have been looking forward to for a long time,” host Alex Trebek says

ABC’s primetime “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time” tournament became a runaway success for the broadcast network last week, and it got there by capitalizing on a number of factors that led to a renewed fascination with the 56-year-old game show.

Essentially, “Jeopardy!” only works in threes, and this is the first time there have been three players of James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter‘s caliber around to compete head-to-head for such a high title as the long-running syndicated game show’s “Greatest of All Time” a.k.a. GOAT.

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Margeaux Sippell

Margeaux Sippell

TV Reporter • margeaux.sippell@thewrap.com • @margeauxsippell

Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • @jmaas421