YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY - JANUARY 13: Host of "Jeopardy!" Alex Trebek attends a press conference to discuss the upcoming Man V. Machine "Jeopardy!" competition at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center on January 13, 2011 in Yorktown Heights, New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, footage of Jeopardy! star James Holzhauer losing dramatically in “Final Jeopardy” leaked onto the internet. The person responsible for that is in pretty hot water.
By yesterday (Monday), more footage of the surprising moment circulated (for some reason, Jeopardy! airs earlier in Montgomery, Alabama, than the rest of the country, so fans learned that the leaked footage was from that night’s episode) leading to the show’s highest-rated episode in 14 years, according to Vulture.

Despite the ratings win, the producers of Jeopardy! were not happy with the leak. Executive producer Harry Friedman told The Washington Post that “I feel bad for the viewers. It’s not fair. I’m not sure what’s gained by doing something like that, other than some malicious intent. It doesn’t really benefit anybody.”

He added that he “can’t say at this point” who posted the footage, but his team has a good idea of what happened. “We think we know where and who and how,” he said, adding that the show will take “very, very, very appropriate” action against those responsible.

So, that person or people might want to start asking “What is a resume?”

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