Ken Jennings could be known as the greatest “Jeopardy!” player of all-time Tuesday.

Jennings won the first and third total-point matches on “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time,” while James Holzhauer won the second. The first player to win three matches will be declared “The Greatest of All Time.”

The next match will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ABC.

The winner will receive $1 million — and considerable bragging rights. The two runners-up will each receive $250,000.

The matches were taped in December at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.

Jennings won a record 74 consecutive games in 2004. Holzhauer holds the record for all 15 of the show’s top single-day winnings records and won the 2019 Tournament of Champions.

Brad Rutter, who finished third in each of the first three matches, is `Jeopardy!’s” money-winning record holder with $4,688,436, the most on any game show in American television.

The first three episodes drew three of the four largest audiences for prime-time entertainment programs during the 2019-20 television season, now in its 16th week. The Tuesday episode averaged 14.415 million viewers, Wednesday’s 14.872 million and Thursday’s 15.548 million, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen.

Only Sunday’s Golden Globes on NBC averaged more, 18.323 million.

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