Jeopardy!: where and when

Assembling my countdown to Season 34 page meant pulling together airing times and places for each of the 210 Designated Market Areas in America. I started by using the show's own "where to watch" page, but it ended up not being good enough. For example, inputting 29601 for Greenville, SC returns WITN - which is the show's affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina. There's also some outdated data, particularly concerning smaller markets.

But it was noticing something about Las Vegas's data that triggered a deeper look. The show says it airs at 6:30 there, which would set it apart from every other market in the Pacific Time Zone by not airing at either 7:00 or 7:30. So I looked at TV listings for Vegas - and sure enough, you see J! at 7:00 on KLAS there. That triggered me to look at schedules for every single market. Fortunately, thanks to TitanTV, that's easier than one might think.

All but two U.S. TV markets have a local affiliate showing Jeopardy!; both of those two are among the smallest and don't have a full slate of Big Four network affiliates. Viewers in Zanesville, OH likely catch the show on WBNS (CBS Columbus), and I think it's available in Glendive, MT to cable subscribers on KOTA (ABC Rapid City, SD).

The four markets in Arizona and Hawaii are denoted with a caret (^), indicating they do not observe Daylight Saving Time. This sheet shows the offsets to Eastern time and aggregated data tables under Standard Time; I have a separate version for Daylight Time, which will appear in this space once DST resumes in March.

At the bottom, some breakdown tables. Perhaps someone can take this data and run an update on this blog post from 2014 graphically rendering this data.

NB: the TV schedules were checked on October 10, 2017. If anyone notes an error, please do let me know. Thanks to Fred Vaughn for help with the airtime on WDJT (CBS Milwaukee).

RankMarketSizeStationNetworkTime
(Local)
ZoneTime
(Eastern)
1New York7,074,750WABCABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
2Los Angeles5,318,630KABCABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
3Chicago3,299,720WLSABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
4Philadelphia2,869,580WPVIABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,648,490KTXAIND6:00 PMC7:00 PM
6Washington (Hagerstown)2,492,170WJLAABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
7Houston2,467,140KTRKABC3:00 PMC4:00 PM
8San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,451,640KGOABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
9Atlanta2,449,460WXIANBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
10Boston (Manchester)2,425,440WBZCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
11Phoenix (Prescott)1,919,930KTVKIND7:30 PMM^9:30 PM
12Seattle-Tacoma1,880,750KOMOABC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)1,879,760WTSPCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
14Detroit1,779,380WDIVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
15Minneapolis-St. Paul1,730,430KARENBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
16Miami-Fort Lauderdale1,677,850WPLGABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
17Denver1,589,560KDVRFOX6:00 PMM8:00 PM
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne1,531,130WFTVABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)1,447,310WOIOCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
20Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto1,412,940KXTVABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
21St. Louis1,189,890KSDKNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
22Portland, OR1,180,980KATUABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
23Charlotte1,145,270WCNCNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
24Pittsburgh1,141,950WPXINBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
25Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)1,133,160WTVDABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
26Baltimore1,108,010WBFFFOX7:00 PME7:00 PM
27Nashville1,030,650WZTVFOX5:00 PMC6:00 PM
28Indianapolis1,086,310WTHRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
29San Diego1,002,770KNSDNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
30Salt Lake City948,840KJZZIND6:30 PMM8:30 PM
31San Antonio924,480KENSCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
32Hartford & New Haven921,500WTNHABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
33Kansas City901,020KSHBNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
34Columbus, OH896,980WBNSCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
35Cincinnati871,970WXIXFOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
36Milwaukee868,500WDJTCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
37West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce829,110WPBFABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson809,190WLOSABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
39Austin791,480KXANNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
40Las Vegas757,400KLASCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
41Oklahoma City705,840KFORNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
42Jacksonville700,890WTLVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
43Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek689,950WWMTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)687,180WIATCBS2:30 PMC3:30 PM
45Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York682,460WHPCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
46Albuquerque-Santa Fe674,930KRQECBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
47Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News673,820WVECABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
48Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem672,650WFMYCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
49Louisville657,030WLKYCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
50Memphis649,360WREGCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
51New Orleans638,020WVUEFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
52Providence-New Bedford597,990WPRICBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
53Buffalo592,750WIVBCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
54Fresno-Visalia574,610KFSNABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
55Richmond-Petersburg566,930WRICABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
56Fort Myers-Naples549,760WBBHNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
57Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton523,450WBRENBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
58Little Rock-Pine Bluff522,530KATVABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
59Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)522,260WALAFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
60Albany-Schenectady-Troy521,820WTENABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
61Knoxville516,920WBIRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
62Tulsa516,540KTULABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
63Lexington459,300WKYTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
64Dayton453,960WDTNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
65Tucson (Sierra Vista)433,330KGUNABC4:30 PMM^6:30 PM
66Honolulu419,540KGMBCBS4:30 PMH^9:30 PM
67Wichita-Hutchinson Plus416,400KSNWNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
68Des Moines-Ames416,020WHONBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
69Green Bay-Appleton415,890WLUKFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
70Roanoke-Lynchburg414,620WDBJCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
71Flint-Saginaw-Bay City411,210WNEMCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
72Spokane410,900KHQNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
73Charleston-Huntington406,310WSAZNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
74Omaha399,010WOWTNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
75Springfield, MO389,750KSPR-LDABC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
76Rochester, NY384,380WROCCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
77Columbia, SC384,190WOLOABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
78Toledo379,120WTOLCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
79Portland-Auburn367,720WMTWABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
80Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)367,510WAAYABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
81Madison366,690WMTVNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
82Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg354,790WPSDNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
83Shreveport352,540KTBSABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
84Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen351,810KGBTCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
85Syracuse350,100WSYTFOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
86Waco-Temple-Bryan346,750KCENNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
87Colorado Springs-Pueblo344,250KKTVCBS6:30 PMM8:30 PM
88Champaign & Springfield-Decatur344,180WANDNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
89Chattanooga336,580WTVCABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
90Savannah328,860WSAVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
91Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & Dubuque325,780KWWLNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
92Charleston, SC320,980WCBDNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
93El Paso (Las Cruces)318,260KDBCCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
94Baton Rouge314,970WBRZABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
95Jackson, MS306,410WLBTNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
96South Bend-Elkhart297,680WSBTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
97Burlington-Plattsburgh294,020WPTZNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
98Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers292,160KFSMCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
99Tri-Cities, TN-VA290,530WCYBNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
100Greenville-New Bern-Washington285,650WITNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
101Myrtle Beach-Florence281,550WBTWCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
102Davenport-Rock Island-Moline277,950KWQCNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
103Evansville264,890WFIENBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
104Boise264,300KBOICBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
105Reno263,990KOLOABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
106Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney263,110KOLNCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
107Johnstown-Altoona-State College262,020WATMABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
108Tallahassee-Thomasville257,570WCTVCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
109Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)253,230KLTVABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
110Sioux Falls (Mitchell)252,600KSFYABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
111Fort Wayne249,130WANECBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
112Augusta-Aiken249,090WRDWCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
113Fargo-Valley City240,560KVLY-DT2CBS5:00 PMC6:00 PM
114Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick239,760KNDONBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
115Lansing238,990WILXNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
116Springfield-Holyoke237,580WWLPNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
117Youngstown234,120WKBNCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
118Traverse City-Cadillac233,370WPBNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
119Eugene231,570KVALCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
120Macon222,970WMAZCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
121Lafayette, LA222,450KATCABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
122Peoria-Bloomington222,210WMBDCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
123Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo222,190KSBYNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
124Montgomery-Selma218,740WAKACBS9:30 AMC10:30 AM
125Monterey-Salinas217,560KSBWNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
126Bakersfield212,180KBAKCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
127Columbus, GA (Opelika, AL)206,520WRBLCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
128Corpus Christi198,820KZTVCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
129La Crosse-Eau Claire196,160WEAUNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
130Wilmington191,440WECTNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
131Amarillo179,920KFDACBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
132Chico-Redding179,370KNVNNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
133Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston172,520WTVAABC2:00 PMC3:00 PM
134Wausau-Rhinelander166,030WJFWNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
135Columbia-Jefferson City163,790KOMUNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
136Medford-Klamath Falls163,600KDRVABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
137Monroe-El Dorado161,950KNOECBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
138Rockford161,530WREXNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
139Topeka161,010KTKAABC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
140Duluth-Superior, WI157,070KBJR-DT2CBS5:00 PMC6:00 PM
141Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)156,240KFYRNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
142Beaumont-Port Arthur156,020KBTVFOX5:00 PMC6:00 PM
143Salisbury155,240WBOC-DT2FOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
144Odessa-Midland153,830KMIDABC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
145Lubbock153,370KCBDNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
146Palm Springs152,840KMIRNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
147Anchorage149,120KYURABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
148Sioux City144,180KMEGCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
149Wichita Falls & Lawton142,990KAUZCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
150Erie141,020WSEECBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
151Panama City137,830WJHGNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
152Joplin-Pittsburg136,740KSNFNBC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
153Rochester-Mason City-Austin134,990KIMTCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
154Albany, GA134,510WSWGCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
155Terre Haute127,470WTWONBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
156Bangor125,970WVIIABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
157Biloxi-Gulfport124,130WLOX-DT2CBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
158Wheeling-Steubenville, OH121,320WTOVNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
159Gainesville121,060WGFLCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
160Sherman-Ada120,100KTEN-DT3ABC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
161Binghamton120,060WIVTABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
162Idaho Falls-Pocatello (Jackson)119,590KPVINBC6:00 PMM8:00 PM
163Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill118,520WVNSCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
164Missoula113,110KPAXCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
165Abilene-Sweetwater107,760KTABCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
166Yuma-El Centro, CA105,690KYMANBC3:30 PMM^5:30 PM
167Billings105,470KTVQCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
168Hattiesburg-Laurel102,840WDAMNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
169Clarksburg-Weston97,020WBOYNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
170Rapid City95,320KOTAABC6:30 PMM8:30 PM
171Utica93,930WKTVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
172Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk93,920KHQACBS12:00 PMC1:00 PM
173Dothan92,300WRGXNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
174Lake Charles91,490KVHPFOX6:30 PMC7:30 PM
175Harrisonburg86,700WHSVABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
176Elmira (Corning)86,230WETMNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
177Jackson, TN85,540WBBJABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
178Alexandria, LA82,270KALBNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
179Watertown81,630WWNYCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
180Marquette78,000WLUC-DT2FOX7:00 PME7:00 PM
181Bowling Green77,360WNKYNBC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
182Jonesboro76,860KAIT-DT2NBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
183Charlottesville72,320WVIRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
184Laredo70,980KYLX-LDCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
185Butte-Bozeman69,060KXLFCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
186Bend, OR67,170KOHDABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
187Grand Junction-Montrose67,150KKCONBC4:30 PMM6:30 PM
188Lafayette, IN66,710WLFICBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
189Lima62,840WLIONBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
190Twin Falls62,360KMVTCBS4:30 PMM6:30 PM
191Meridian61,460WTOKABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
192Great Falls60,220KRTVCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
193Greenwood-Greenville58,410WXVT-LDCBS12:00 PMC1:00 PM
194Parkersburg56,980WTAPNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
195Eureka56,660KAEFABC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
196San Angelo54,100KLSTCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
197Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NE53,720KGWNCBS6:30 PMM8:30 PM
198Casper-Riverton52,190KCWYNBC4:30 PMM6:30 PM
199Mankato49,610KEYC-DT2FOX4:00 PMC5:00 PM
200Ottumwa-Kirksville42,990KTVOABC2:30 PMC3:30 PM
201St. Joseph42,230KQTVABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
202Fairbanks35,180KATNABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
203Victoria31,380KXTS-LDCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
204Zanesville30,550E
205Helena27,430KXLH-LDCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
206Presque Isle25,480WAGM-DT2CBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
207Juneau24,390KJUDABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
208Alpena15,360WBKBCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
209North Platte13,640KNPL-LDCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
210Glendive4,030M

By network

NetworkStationsHouseholds
ABC53 (25.2%)46,691,220 (41.6%)
CBS71 (33.8%)25,400,020 (22.6%)
FOX13 (6.2%)7,056,820 (6.3%)
IND3 (1.4%)5,517,260 (4.9%)
NBC68 (32.3%)27,504,050 (24.5%)

By local air time

TimeStationsHouseholdsEDT (E)CDT (C)MDT (M)MST (M^)PDT (P)ADT (A)HST (H^)
9:30 AM1218,7401 / 218,740
11:00 AM4922,7604 / 922,760
12:00 PM2152,3302 / 152,330
2:00 PM1172,5201 / 172,520
2:30 PM2730,1702 / 730,170
3:00 PM12,467,1401 / 2,467,140
3:30 PM148,338,88013 / 8,233,1901 / 105,690
4:00 PM3571,5503 / 571,550
4:30 PM3911,972,05034 / 10,937,4803 / 181,7001 / 433,3301 / 419,540
5:00 PM72,271,8007 / 2,271,800
6:00 PM259,365,74012 / 5,815,12010 / 3,341,9303 / 208,690
6:30 PM51,533,6201 / 91,4904 / 1,442,130
7:00 PM3332,961,02019 / 19,475,66014 / 13,485,360
7:30 PM7140,491,05064 / 35,058,9701 / 1,919,9306 / 3,512,150

By air time expressed in Eastern time

TimeStationsHouseholdsEDT (E)CDT (C)MDT (M)MST (M^)PDT (P)ADT (A)HST (H^)
10:30 AM1218,7401 / 218,740
12:00 PM4922,7604 / 922,760
1:00 PM2152,3302 / 152,330
3:00 PM1172,5201 / 172,520
3:30 PM2730,1702 / 730,170
4:00 PM12,467,1401 / 2,467,140
4:30 PM138,233,19013 / 8,233,190
5:00 PM3571,5503 / 571,550
5:30 PM3511,043,17034 / 10,937,4801 / 105,690
6:00 PM72,271,8007 / 2,271,800
6:30 PM4615,0303 / 181,7001 / 433,330
7:00 PM3125,290,78019 / 19,475,66012 / 5,815,120
7:30 PM6535,150,46064 / 35,058,9701 / 91,490
8:00 PM103,341,93010 / 3,341,930
8:30 PM41,442,1304 / 1,442,130
9:30 PM22,339,4701 / 1,919,9301 / 419,540
10:00 PM1713,694,05014 / 13,485,3603 / 208,690
10:30 PM63,512,1506 / 3,512,150

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