Ken Jennings' remarkable "Jeopardy!" run helped the show to a rare ratings victory over its King World stablemate, "Wheel of Fortune."

For the week ending July 11, "Jeopardy!" averaged 8.4 million households, compared to 8.1 million households for "Wheel," according to Nielsen data.

It's one of the few times "Jeopardy!" has ever beaten "Wheel." The 8.4 "Jeopardy!" rating reflects a 37 percent increase in its numbers from the same week in 2003.

Jennings, a software developer from Salt Lake City, has now won 35 consecutive nights on "Jeopardy!" — amassing over $1.1 million, a new record for a syndicated game show.