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Season 32 (2015-2016)[]

Season Changes[]

  • New opening sequence: a maze lights up, passing through photographs until the Jeopardy! logo reaches its destination at the end. Finally, the Jeopardy! logo zooms forward, revealing the 2013-present set.
  • The Daily Double, Audio Daily Double, and Video Daily Double graphics gained a new look, to match the season's title card.
  • On early episodes of this season, the copyright and "Created By Merv Griffin" credits are still in the color scheme and fonts used since Season 28.
  • This is the last season to use the 2009-2016 Jeopardy! round "Board Fill" sound effect.
  • Starting this season, Oxford University Press now has a blue background with still the white words OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

September 2015[]

  • Season 32 of Jeopardy! kicks off on September 14, 2015.

October 2015[]

  • Matt Jackson's win streak ends on the October 14, 2015 episode, with 13-games total of $411,612. After his defeat, there was no 4-time champion in 84 regular games, and only after 115 regular games, a champion with five or more wins appeared (Andrew Pau). This is the longest gap in the history of a 5-time champion.

November 2015[]

  • The 2015 Tournament of Champions airs from November 9-20, 2015.

December 2015[]

  • On this episode, which aired on December 21, 2015, there are three new contestants for the first time since January 19, 2009.
    • Claudia Corriere, who won her second game on December 18, 2015, was unable to attend the taping session due to a job accepted in between tapings, and thus, her third game was put on hold until January 18, 2016.
    • From this episode until the first one of 2016, Alex had successful knee surgery; so he remained at his podium throughout the whole game like he did the first three months of Season 28, due to mobility issues. He didn't walk onto the set during the introductions but was already at his podium. Alex used a cane for the closing credits.

January 2016[]

  • Beginning in January 2016, the copyright credits are now in the same font and color scheme as the contestant intro graphics and Final Jeopardy! winnings indicators.
    • The "Created by Merv Griffin" credit also changed to the blue marbled color scheme, but is still in the same font used since Season 28.
  • On the January 18, 2016 episode, all three contestants finished Final Jeopardy! with $0, so the next game [January 19, 2016] began with three new players. This marked the last time a 3-way loss occurred in the Alex Trebek era. It was also the second instance to feature returning co-champions as a rare occurrence only applying to champions previously unable to return, and the first time after the co-champion rule was disestablished early last season.
  • On the January 19, 2016 episode, there were three new contestants for the second time this season.

February 2016[]

  • The College Championship airs from February 1-12, 2016.

March 2016[]

April 2016[]

  • On the April 15, 2016 episode, The all-time third-place highest score was reached (Margaret Miles - $31,999).
  • On the April 25, 2016 episode, Andrew Pau finishes with a 6-day total of $170,202.
  • From April 25-May 27, 2016, Buzzy Cohen finishes with a 9-day total of $164,603; his streak is interrupted for three weeks due to the Teachers Tournament and Power Players Week.

May 2016[]

  • The first week of Teachers Tournament airs from May 2-6, 2016.
  • The semifinals and finals of the Teachers Tournament and the last Power Players Week so far are taped at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C which air from May 9-20, 2016.

June 2016[]

  • On the June 16, 2016 episode, Hunter Appler finishes with a 6-day total of $145,603.

July 2016[]

  • On the July 15, 2016 episode, this is the last time that consolation prizes were sponsored.
  • Beginning with the July 18, 2016 episode, consolation prizes were no longer featured on the show.
  • On the July 27, 2016 episode, Pranjal Vachaspati finishes with a 6-day total of $137,088.
  • Season 32 of Jeopardy! wraps up on July 29, 2016, which also marks the last time the 2009-2016 Jeopardy! board fill sound effect is used.


  • Summer reruns air from August 1, 2016, until the Friday before the next season premieres. Reruns later air on weekends from 2016-2017; for the weekend reruns, the current board fill sound effect is dubbed over the one used since Season 26.
    • The 2015 Tournament of Champions is repeated August 1-12, 2016.
    • Part of the 2016 College Championship is repeated August 15-19, 2016.
    • The 2016 Teachers Tournament is repeated August 22-September 2, 2016
    • Power Players Week is repeated September 5-9, 2016.