Season 34 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

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The main tables track all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2017-18. Thus, they exclude:

In the main table, the College Championship contestants are assigned to the markets of their hometowns, not the institutions they compete for. A separate table showing the breakdown by school appears at the bottom.

Both challengers have hailed from the same media market on three occasions: November 20 (Boston), March 2 (New York), and March 8 (New York).

There have been six weeks of regular play where all ten challengers have been from different markets: Week 4 (October 2-6), Week 14 (December 11-15), Week 19 (January 15-19), Week 23 (February 12-16), Week 27 (March 12-16), & Week 28 (March 19-23).

What's here:

(Credits: Zap2it & TitanTV for TV schedules for each market; John Coryat (yes, that's actually the last name) for ZIP code maps; ThinkTV for a listing of Canadian market sizes, enabling me to rank them properly with the U.S. markets; and Ads for Carts for this really cool Nielsen DMA lookup tool I recently discovered.)

Updated through the end of Week 32 of Season 34 (2018-04-20), including the separate table for the Tournament of Champions.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularCollege
1New YorkWABC49481
2Los AngelesKABC23221
3ChicagoWLS2020
6Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA20191
4PhiladelphiaWPVI11101
17DenverKDVR1010
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO99
8San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO853
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ871
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE66
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH66
27NashvilleWZTV55
28IndianapolisWTHR55
29San DiegoKNSD55
9AtlantaWXIA431
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK44
22Portland, ORKATU33
24PittsburghWPXI33
26BaltimoreWBFF33
34Columbus, OHWBNS33
49LouisvilleWLKY33
57Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE33
94Baton RougeWBRZ321
97Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ33
106Lincoln & Hastings-KearneyKOLN33
7HoustonKTRK22
14DetroitWDIV22
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ22
33Kansas CityKSHB22
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT22
50MemphisWREG211
55Richmond-PetersburgWRIC22
60Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN22
70Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ22
74OmahaWOWT22
76Rochester, NYWROC22
79Portland-AuburnWMTW22
81MadisonWMTV22
107Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM22
115LansingWILX22
183CharlottesvilleWVIR22
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA11
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP11
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV11
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO11
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV11
21St. LouisKSDK11
23CharlotteWCNC11
25Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD11
39AustinKXAN11
42JacksonvilleWTLV11
43Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
46Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE11
51New OrleansWVUE11
Ottawa / Gatineau11
53BuffaloWIVB11
61KnoxvilleWBIR11
62TulsaKTUL11
65Tucson (Sierra Vista)KGUN11
72SpokaneKHQ11
77Columbia, SCWOLO11
80Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY11
82Paducah-Cape Girardeau-HarrisburgWPSD11
85SyracuseWSYT11
91Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & DubuqueKWWL11
92Charleston, SCWCBD11
95Jackson, MSWLBT11
101Myrtle Beach-FlorenceWBTW11
104BoiseKBOI11
105RenoKOLO11
109Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)KLTV11
111Fort WayneWANE11
116Springfield-HolyokeWWLP11
123Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY11
141Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)KFYR11
144Odessa-MidlandKMID11
155Terre HauteWTWO11
162Idaho Falls-Pocatello (Jackson)KPVI11
180MarquetteWLUC-DT211
186Bend, ORKOHD11
194ParkersburgWTAP11
197Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NEKGWN11
198Casper-RivertonKCWY11

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayersRegularCollege
New York42411
California38344
Illinois2020
New Jersey18162
Pennsylvania1414
District of Columbia1313
Colorado1010
Washington1010
Virginia981
Indiana88
Massachusetts871
Connecticut77
Maryland77
Tennessee761
Michigan66
Minnesota66
Texas66
Arizona55
Nebraska55
Georgia431
Louisiana431
Ohio44
Oregon44
Alabama33
Florida312
Kentucky33
South Carolina33
Idaho22
Maine22
Mississippi22
Missouri22
New Hampshire22
North Carolina22
Utah22
Wisconsin22
Wyoming22
Iowa11
Kansas11
Nevada11
New Mexico11
North Dakota11
Oklahoma11
Ontario11
Vermont11
West Virginia11

2017 Tournament of Champions

RankMarketStationPlayers
2Los AngelesKABC4
1New YorkWABC2
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO2
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
5Dallas-Ft. WorthKTXA1
9AtlantaWXIA1
85SyracuseWSYT1
88Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND1
109Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)KLTV1
112Augusta-AikenWRDW1

Five of the fifteen ToC contestants are introduced as being from different towns than their original Jeopardy! appearances (previously billed towns in parentheses):
Sam Deutsch (Bethesda, MD)
Seth Wilson (Chicago, IL)
Hunter Appler (Mount Airy, NC)
Pranjal Vachaspati (Shaker Heights, OH)
Alan Lin (Santa Barbara, CA)

2018 College Championship by school

RankMarketStationPlayersSchools
4PhiladelphiaWPVI2Penn, Swarthmore
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ2Tufts, WPI
1New YorkWABC1Columbia
3ChicagoWLS1U. of Chicago
8San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO1Stanford
9AtlantaWXIA1Georgia Tech
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV1Central Florida
27NashvilleWZTV1Vanderbilt
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1Furman
41Oklahoma CityKFOR1Oklahoma
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI1Brown
76Rochester, NYWROC1RIT
97Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ1Dartmouth

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