Eccentric 'Jeopardy!' champion loses after 12-day winning streak

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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO TREBEK INSTEAD OF TREBEC This image released by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows"Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek left and contestant Austin Rogers whose 12-game winning streak came to an end on Thursday's broadcast. Rogers finished

Several viewers called or messaged, wanting to know who won the episode, namely, the beloved contestant Austin Rogers.

Rogers, a New York City bartender, lost narrowly on Thursday's show after a 12-game winning streak. The eccentric nerd managed to dominate the show for 12 games straight before being defeated by a mere $51 by stay-at-home mom Scarlett Simms.

Thursday night's episode of Jeopardy was bumped because of Thursday Night Football on WKYT. "He was fun to be with and slightly irreverent", "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said in a news release.

A "Jeopardy!" spokeswoman said Rogers' $411,000 put him in fifth place in "Jeopardy!" all-time regular season winnings.

"I set myself a goal of two wins, and I exceeded that expectation", Rogers said in a press release. "I mean, I always wanted validation that I'm smarter than everyone, and now, when in an argument, I can just say 'scoreboard!' and point to an imaginary Jumbotron".

While he's not sure how he'll spend his winnings, the quirky contestant thinks "it would be really nice to just on a whim decide to go to an Arsenal [soccer] match".

But fans don't have to wait too long to see the contestant. He'll be back for the "Jeopardy!".

He'll be back on the show next month, competing in the two-week "Jeopardy!" tournament of champions that begins November 6.