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Old 04-26-2019, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by notfrommensa View Post
What is James doing to the Jeopardy! budget? Is it so liquid that it can absorb the extra $50K/episode they are paying out to James?

The average win is 20-25K for a Jeopardy winner, and James is earning 75K per show. Pro-rated on a monthly basis, that is over a Million dollars a month. Obviously any increase in ratings is going to offset the increased winnings.
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are franchised all over the world. The money MGP receives from these in licensing fees is more than enough to offset any temporary drain on the US versions' funds.
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