By James Hibberd
February 16, 2011 at 06:05 PM EST

Image Credit: Ben Hider/Getty ImagesResistance is futile! Rounds 1 and 2 in Jeopardy‘s man vs. machine stunt delivered the show’s biggest rating in years.

Monday’s episode featuring IBM’s computer Watson playing Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter had an 8.7 household rating, while Tuesday’s numbers climbed to a 9.5. That’s the best Jeopardy performance in nearly six years.

Spoiler alert: The computer kicked ass. Take that, human race!

The organic rebels will have one last chance to take down IBM’s Skynet tonight.

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