News of James Holzhauer‘s “Jeopardy!” defeat spread across the Internet like wildfire — long before it aired — and even though the episode scored monster ratings, producers are determined to find the leaker.
In an interview with The Washington Post, executive producer Harry Friedman told the paper how he and the staff learned of the leak.
He told the paper, “Somebody alerted us that they had seen it on YouTube. By the time we saw it, it already had 2,000 views.”
Friedman said he “felt bad for the viewers” that the big moment was ruined, adding, “It’s not fair.”
He said that the show “can’t say at this point” who was behind the leak but they feel they have a good idea of what happened, saying, “We think we know where and who and how.”
Friedman said the show will take “very, very, very appropriate” action against whoever is responsible.
Holzhauer won 32 straight episodes and won just shy of $2.5 million during his epic “Jeopardy!” run. He handled the defeat with class and once the news broke, he savagely trolled Drake over his loss.