MVP: Dan Pawson ("Jeopardy!")
This is the second straight week where I decided to give this great champion at least a share of the honors. In this case, he gets it outright as a result of becoming just the third person ever to win at least nine straight games, joining David Madden and Ken Jennings. Along the way, he amassed $171,902, the fourth-highest regular season total ever! Only time will tell before we know how he does in the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas...
Other Big Winners and Notables:
Brad Falcon- $260,000 ("Deal or No Deal")
Brian Mason- $100,000 ("Power of 10")
The three final teams on "Amazing Race XII"
Trina Phillips- $10,750 winner and new bonus round record-holder ("Merv Griffin's Crosswords")
Marcus Blackwell- $58,742 ("The Price is Right")
Carolyn Atal- $53,200 ("Wheel of Fortune")
Laura Miller- $50,000 ("WWTBAM")
Eric Christensen- $44,000 ("WOF")