Aaron Rodgers Guest Hosting On Jeopardy! Led To A Huge Ratings Spike

Aaron Rodgers was an absolute hit on Jeopardy!.

According to TV Newscheck, ratings for Jeopardy! during Rodgers’ first week sored 14% and reached a 5.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, the best showing for the program in a month. The game show also finished at the top of the syndication chart for the period ending April 11.

The three-time NFL MVP’s two-week run as guest host ended on April 16th, so the numbers for those weeks should be just as good, if not better.

The Green Bay Packers starting QB actually sees himself being the full-time host of the show.

“I don’t think I’d need to give up football to do it. They film 46 days a year. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay. That gives me, eh—[pauses]—178 days to do Jeopardy!” Rodgers told Claire McNear of The Ringer. “So I feel like I could fit 46 into that 178 and make it work. It would be a dream job for sure, and I’m not shy at all about saying I want the job. That’s how I went into it. I want an opportunity to be in the mix.”

Anderson Cooper is filling in now, ahead of Savannah Guthrie, Mayim Bialik, Bill Whitaker, Buzzy Cohen and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.