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 seven 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), & Week 34 (April 30 - May 4).

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 41 of Season 34 (2018-06-22), including the separate table for the Tournament of Champions.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularCollegeTeachers
1New YorkWABC595711
2Los AngelesKABC30291
6Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA232111
3ChicagoWLS2121
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ16151
17DenverKDVR14131
4PhiladelphiaWPVI131111
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO12111
8San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO10631
7HoustonKTRK871
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE88
27NashvilleWZTV66
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH66
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK55
22Portland, ORKATU541
28IndianapolisWTHR55
29San DiegoKNSD55
97Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ55
Toronto / Hamilton44
9AtlantaWXIA431
24PittsburghWPXI44
26BaltimoreWBFF44
34Columbus, OHWBNS44
21St. LouisKSDK33
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ321
33Kansas CityKSHB321
49LouisvilleWLKY33
57Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE33
85SyracuseWSYT321
94Baton RougeWBRZ321
106Lincoln & Hastings-KearneyKOLN33
115LansingWILX33
14DetroitWDIV22
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO22
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV22
42JacksonvilleWTLV211
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT22
50MemphisWREG211
55Richmond-PetersburgWRIC22
60Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN22
70Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ22
74OmahaWOWT22
76Rochester, NYWROC22
79Portland-AuburnWMTW22
81MadisonWMTV22
91Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & DubuqueKWWL22
96South Bend-ElkhartWSBT211
107Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM22
183CharlottesvilleWVIR22
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA11
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP11
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV11
Vancouver / Victoria11
23CharlotteWCNC11
25Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD11
39AustinKXAN11
43Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
45Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP11
46Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE11
51New OrleansWVUE11
Ottawa / Gatineau11
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI11
53BuffaloWIVB11
58Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV11
59Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)WALA11
61KnoxvilleWBIR11
62TulsaKTUL11
63LexingtonWKYT11
65Tucson (Sierra Vista)KGUN11
69Green Bay-AppletonWLUK11
72SpokaneKHQ11
75Springfield, MOKSPR-LD11
77Columbia, SCWOLO11
80Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY11
82Paducah-Cape Girardeau-HarrisburgWPSD11
92Charleston, SCWCBD11
95Jackson, MSWLBT11
101Myrtle Beach-FlorenceWBTW11
104BoiseKBOI11
105RenoKOLO11
109Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)KLTV11
111Fort WayneWANE11
116Springfield-HolyokeWWLP11
121Lafayette, LAKATC11
123Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY11
136Medford-Klamath FallsKDRV11
138RockfordWREX11
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 / ProvincePlayersRegularCollegeTeachers
New York524912
California484341
Illinois2222
New Jersey211821
Pennsylvania1717
Massachusetts16151
District of Columbia1515
Washington15141
Colorado14131
Texas12111
Indiana99
Maryland981
Virginia981
Michigan871
Minnesota88
Tennessee871
Connecticut77
Arizona66
Ohio66
Oregon642
Louisiana541
Missouri541
Nebraska55
Ontario55
Alabama44
Florida422
Georgia431
Kentucky431
New Hampshire33
South Carolina33
Utah321
Arkansas211
Idaho22
Iowa22
Maine22
Mississippi22
North Carolina22
Vermont22
Wisconsin22
Wyoming22
British Columbia11
Kansas11
Nevada11
New Mexico11
North Dakota11
Oklahoma11
Rhode Island11
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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