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Allegany County seen by 8.7 million Jeopardy! viewers

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By JOHN ANDERSON

Thanks to Alex Trebek, a ritual for an average of 8.7 million people a day is watching the 41-time Emmy winning game show, Jeopardy!

So it was a nice surprise on Tuesday night to see Allegany County make the show.

The question was “Alphabetically, it’s New York’s first county, followed by Allegany & Bronx.”

The correct answer was, “What is Albany?” and Amy Schneider, who is on an 11-show win streak, had the correct answer. Schneider has made Jeopardy history as the first transgender contestant and she is on a roll.

The show continues to be a hit, as past grand champion Ken Jennings has been a popular guest host (he read the Allegany County question) along with current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers.

The show is taped about 45 times a year, but they film up to five episodes a day.

What will we see next? Gabby Hayes (I’m sure he’s been on the show in the past), Texas Hot (New York’s longest family-owned restaurant), Balloon Rally or the Pink House? Maybe a band will mention Wellsville, get 30 million streams on the song and that makes the show. That’s far-fetched. I have my money on Texas Hot.

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