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Old 05-03-2019, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by TroutMan View Post
From here, it is suspected that audience members must sign NDAs (competitor certainly do), but for some reason it doesn't seem to be general information.
That is what I had always assumed. Surprisingly, though, this Washington Post article states that Jeopardy producers say that while they do have contestants sign NDAs, they don't have audience members.

Sure, the contestants have to sign nondisclosures about the results. But the studio audience? Producers merely ask politely that they don’t reveal anything. And the wild part is that, mostly, they comply.

“It’s pretty fascinating,” said Harry Friedman, who has been the executive producer of “Jeopardy!” since 1999. “It shows remarkable respect for the show and remarkable restraint. Our studio audience isn’t that big . . . but it only takes one person to be a spoiler.”


“We simply say, ‘We want you to have a good time, and go home and tell everyone you had a good time, but we ask you not to disclose the outcome of the matches,’ ” Friedman said. “That’s about it.”