Report: Aaron Rodgers’ ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Hosting Gave Show A Huge Spike In Ratings

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Aaron Rodgers’ guest hosting gig on “Jeopardy” reportedly led to a spike in ratings for the famous game show.

During the two weeks the star Green Bay Packers QB filled in as host of the show following Alex Trebek’s death, the game series it experienced a bump of 14% in the ratings, TVNewsCheck and The Wrap reported. The post was noted by People magazine in a piece published Wednesday. (RELATED: Aaron Rodgers Says His Future Is ‘Uncertain’ After Losing To The Buccaneers)

The popular TV game show also ended up finishing at the top of the syndicated chart for the week ending April 11. Rodgers gave the series its highest ratings in a month, after Dr. Mehmet Oz and Katie Couric’s guest hosting, the outlet noted. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is currently taking over hosting duties, while Savannah Guthrie, Bill Whitaker, Buzzy Cohen and Mayim Bialik all still have to take their shot to prove whether they can be the next permanent host. Former host Alex Trebek lost his battle with cancer back in November.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback has talked about the opportunity to host the show and made it clear he would “love” the job.

“If [shaving] is ever a prereq to get the full-time gig, no problem with it at all,” Rodgers explained during his appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. “No problem at all … I would love to be the host of Jeopardy!, yes.”

“I don’t think I’d need to give up football to do it,” he added. “They film 46 days a year. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay. That gives me 178 days to do Jeopardy! 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.”