- A video surfaced Sunday night on Twitter purporting to show "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer's winning streak coming to an end.
- Representatives from Sony, which produces the show, were not immediately available to comment.
- If the leaked video is correct, Holzhauer's streak will fall short of Ken Jennings' historic 74 wins and his record payout of more than $2.5 million.
It appears "Jeopardy!" is the latest victim of a major spoiler leak.
A video surfaced Sunday night on Twitter purporting to show reigning champion James Holzhauer's winning streak coming to an end. The episode is reportedly supposed to air Monday night.
In the minute-long video, Holzhauer and competitor Emma Boettcher both correctly answer the Final Jeopardy question, but Boettcher pulls out the win, having wagered more money. Twitter later disabled the video, citing "a report by the copyright owner."
Holzhauer bet an uncharacteristically low amount — only $1,399 — bringing his game total to $24,799. Boettcher, on the other hand, bet a whopping $20,201 on the question, bringing her total to $46,801.
On the video, Holzhauer can be see giving Boettcher a high-five.
Holzhauer appeared to confirm the loss on Twitter, writing "Knew I shouldn't have invited Drake to the Jeopardy taping."
The joke is a reference to the "Drake Curse." The rapper has a habit of appearing at sporting events to root for a team or athlete only for them to end up losing. The "curse" has impacted the Toronto Maple Leafs, Alabama Crimson Tide and Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor.
Representatives from Sony, which produces the show, were not immediately available to comment.
On Friday, Holzhauer, a 34 year-old professional sports gambler, won his 32nd game on the show bringing his total earnings to $2,462,216.
If the leaked video is correct, Holzhauer will have been granted $2,000 for his second-place finish falling short of Ken Jennings' historic 74-game winning streak and his record payout of more than $2.5 million.
Leaked footage from TV shows and films has been a major issue for production companies as of late. In the last few months alone, spoilers from "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers: Endgame" both hit the internet ahead of their release.
Leaks like this can be detrimental not only to viewership numbers but also ticket sales, when it comes to movies.
Since Holzhauer's winning streak, ratings for "Jeopardy!" have continued to spike. The leaked footage could hurt Monday night's ratings. It is expected that once the hype around Holzhauer's appearance dissipates, ratings will also decline from recent levels.