So the big news of the last few days (broke by The Jeopardy Fan) is the suggestion that all-American quiz show Jeopardy! will stop allowing ties in regular matches and introducing tie-breaker
questions answers. As it stands if two people have the same amount of money after Final Jeopardy they both win it and get to come back the next day (losers usually take home $1000 and $2000 for third and second place). This is clearly an UNAMERICAN PRACTICE, so in theory in future there will now only be one winner and no point in betting to tie. Fans are in uproar.
The closest equivalent we’ve got in the UK is using extra conundrums to break ties in Countdown, a practice that was instigated in 1991 before the internet and internet uproar and old people and students were even invented.