Aaron Rodgers Gave ‘Jeopardy!’ A 14 Percent Ratings Boost

When Aaron Rodgers is quarterbacking the Green Bay Packers, people just can’t seem to turn away. But hey, that sort of pizzazz isn’t limited to just the football field.

As you may know, Rodgers served as guest host on Jeopardy! this month. And guess what? Yep, the ratings spiked — by 14% from the previous week, per TVNewsCheck.

Added Fox News, “Rodgers helmed the game show to a first-place finish on the syndication chart for the period ending April 11, with a 5.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.”

Rodgers was part of a rotating cast of guest hosts filling in for the late Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer in November.

“Other than the Super Bowl, this is the honor of a lifetime,” Rodgers, 37, said in a Twitter promo.  “Following the footsteps of a legend is something that I know a little bit about,” he added, referencing the time when he replaced Brett Favre as Packers QB. 

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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