Did you look at this poll? These ARE NOT J! viewers, for the most part.[/quote]
I'm not sure what you base that statement on since the poll of who should be the next host was asked of 1469 Jeopardy viewers. If you drill down into the data, youl'll see that of those, about 1/3 of them would probably be characterized as "infrequent" Jeopardy viewers, but they do watch the show. And for those who watch the show at least once a week, the results were: Jennings 19%, Bialik 13%, Rodgers 8%, Richards 6%, Cohen 4%. This data page didn't list Burton, Joe Buck or the other later hosts of the show, presumably because the page wasn't wide enough to fit all the rows on it. However, the numbers for those they did list didn't differ significantly between casual viewers and regular viewers with one exception. 19% of those who watched once a week or more wanted Jennings vs. 14% of all viewers.
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