Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a guest host on "Jeopardy!" this month as the show goes through rotating hosts following the death of Alex Trebek, who died in November following a lengthy battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. During Rodgers' first week as guest host, ratings for the game show spiked 14% from the previous week. Rodgers lifted the game show to a first-place finish on the syndication chart for the period ending April 11, with a 5.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. That placed the show ahead of "Family Feud" (5.2 share), and "Wheel of Fortune" (5.1 share). It was the best performance by "Jeopardy!" in a month. The three-time NFL MVP started his stint as the quiz show's guest host on April 5. The bump in ratings came after Rodgers took over for Dr. Mehmet Oz, who hosted the show over the previous two weeks.
** Ratings will likely be a factor in determining who gets the permanent hosting gig. Rodgers previously said he would absolutely take the job if it was offered to him.