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 There's also some outdated data, particularly concerning smaller markets.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 and Zap2it, that's easier than one might think. For anyone interested: the list of ZIP Codes I used to accomplish this.

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 KUMV (NBC Williston, ND).

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 Daylight Time; I have a separate version for Standard Time, which will appear in this space once DST ends in November.

I've added information for all of the Canadian stations airing the show that I'm aware of; many cable providers in Canada carry affiliates of United States networks that air Jeopardy!.

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.

The main table is sortable; clicking on a column's header cell will sort in ascending order; clicking again reverses the order.

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The tables below reflect updated market size estimates for 2020–21; those figures are larger for all markets on account of Nielsen updating its methodology to account for broadband-only (BBO) homes.

RankMarketSizeStationNetworkTime
(Local)
ZoneTime
(Eastern)
1New York7,452,620WABCABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
2Los Angeles5,735,230KABCABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
3Chicago3,471,560WLSABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
4Philadelphia2,997,360WPVIABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,962,520KTXAIND6:00 PMC7:00 PM
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,653,270KGOABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
7Atlanta2,648,970WXIANBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
8Houston2,569,900KTRKABC11:30 AMC12:30 PM
9Washington (Hagerstown)2,565,580WJLAABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
10Boston (Manchester)2,489,620WBZCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
11Phoenix (Prescott)2,158,240KTVKIND7:30 PMM^9:30 PM
12Seattle-Tacoma2,098,800KOMOABC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)2,035,250WTSPCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
14Minneapolis-St. Paul1,887,390KARENBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
15Detroit1,862,620WDIVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
16Denver1,798,440KDVRFOX6:00 PMM8:00 PM
17Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne1,731,360WFTVABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
18Miami-Fort Lauderdale1,693,450WPLGABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)1,511,970WOIOCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
20Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto1,459,260KXTVABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
21Portland, OR1,315,470KATUABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
22Charlotte1,290,660WCNCNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
23St. Louis1,239,210KSDKNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)1,237,230WTVDABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
25Indianapolis1,182,500WTHRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
26Pittsburgh1,166,130WPXINBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
27San Diego1,132,300KNSDNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
28Baltimore1,129,830WBFFFOX7:00 PME7:00 PM
29Nashville1,102,340WZTVFOX5:00 PMC6:00 PM
30Salt Lake City1,100,260KJZZIND6:30 PMM8:30 PM
31San Antonio1,031,180KENSCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
32Hartford & New Haven1,002,710WTNHABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
33Columbus, OH999,300WBNSCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
34Kansas City986,160WDAFFOX2:00 PMC3:00 PM
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson940,000WLOSABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
36Cincinnati925,900WXIXFOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
37Milwaukee921,920WDJTCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
38Austin912,400KXANNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
39West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce870,720WPBFABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
40Las Vegas833,510KLASCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek781,080WWMTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
42Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York772,810WHPCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
43Jacksonville756,960WTLVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
44Oklahoma City755,340KFORNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
45Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)730,440WIATCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News725,580WVECABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
47Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem717,110WFMYCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
48Albuquerque-Santa Fe716,800KRQECBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
49Louisville696,070WLKYCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
50New Orleans663,520WVUEFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
51Memphis619,610WREGCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
52Providence-New Bedford619,140WPRICBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
53Buffalo612,780WIVBCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
54Fort Myers-Naples608,640WBBHNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
55Fresno-Visalia607,200KFSNABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
56Richmond-Petersburg585,030WRICABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
57Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)584,290WALAFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
58Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton571,470WBRENBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
59Little Rock-Pine Bluff562,060KATVABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
60Albany-Schenectady-Troy556,730WTENABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
61Tulsa552,980KTULABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
62Knoxville535,230WBIRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
63Lexington499,880WKYTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
64Tucson (Sierra Vista)479,780KGUNABC4:30 PMM^6:30 PM
65Dayton476,790WDTNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
66Spokane470,210KHQNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
67Honolulu464,090KGMBCBS4:30 PMH^9:30 PM
68Des Moines-Ames457,040WHONBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
69Green Bay-Appleton455,560WLUKFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
70Wichita-Hutchinson Plus447,710KSNWNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
71Roanoke-Lynchburg446,270WDBJCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
72Omaha439,530WOWTNBC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
73Flint-Saginaw-Bay City439,380WNEMCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
74Springfield, MO432,370KSPR-LDABC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
75Charleston-Huntington426,980WSAZNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
76Columbia, SC421,760WOLOABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
77Rochester, NY412,190WROCCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
78Portland-Auburn409,560WMTWABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
79Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)409,200WAAYABC3:00 PMC4:00 PM
80Toledo408,590WTOLCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
81Madison408,570WMTVNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
82Colorado Springs-Pueblo386,620KKTVCBS6:30 PMM8:30 PM
83Waco-Temple-Bryan383,820KCENNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
84Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg382,300WPSDNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
85Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen380,530KVEO-DT2CBS3:00 PMC4:00 PM
86Shreveport375,420KTBSABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
87Syracuse373,320WSYTFOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
88Chattanooga373,120WTVCABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
89Charleston, SC369,800WCBDNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
90Champaign & Springfield-Decatur365,240WANDNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
91Savannah364,630WSAVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
92Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & Dubuque357,480KWWLNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
93El Paso (Las Cruces)343,530KDBCCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
94Baton Rouge335,670WBRZABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
95Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers327,930KFSMCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
96Burlington-Plattsburgh326,000WPTZNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
97Jackson, MS323,800WLBTNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
98South Bend-Elkhart320,050WSBTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
99Myrtle Beach-Florence314,030WBTWCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
100Tri-Cities, TN-VA312,560WCYBNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
101Boise311,270KBOICBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
102Greenville-New Bern-Washington308,190WITNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
103Davenport-Rock Island-Moline298,580KWQCNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
104Reno293,750KOLOABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
105Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney287,510KOLNCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
106Evansville285,880WFIENBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
107Johnstown-Altoona-State College282,430WATMABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
108Tallahassee-Thomasville281,680WCTVCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
109Sioux Falls (Mitchell)277,210KDLTNBC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
110Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)276,520KLTVABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
111Fort Wayne273,680WANECBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
112Augusta-Aiken271,640WRDWCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
113Eugene263,100KVALCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
114Fargo-Valley City262,440KXJB-LDCBS5:00 PMC6:00 PM
115Lansing262,310WILXNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
116Springfield-Holyoke257,110WWLPNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
117Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick256,130KNDONBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
118Traverse City-Cadillac253,730WPBNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
119Youngstown249,300WKBNCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
120Macon243,340WMAZCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
121Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo242,220KSBYNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
122Lafayette, LA237,720KATCABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
123Peoria-Bloomington235,550WMBDCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
124Monterey-Salinas234,150KSBWNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
125Bakersfield232,010KBAKCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
126Montgomery-Selma228,760WAKACBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
127Columbus, GA (Opelika, AL)221,700WRBLCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
128Wilmington219,160WECTNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
129La Crosse-Eau Claire217,880WEAUNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
130Corpus Christi210,160KZTVCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
131Amarillo190,340KFDACBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
132Chico-Redding189,580KNVNNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
133Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston184,570WTVANBC2:00 PMC3:00 PM
134Medford-Klamath Falls182,510KDRVABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
135Columbia-Jefferson City181,120KOMUNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
136Wausau-Rhinelander180,920WJFWNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
137Salisbury174,080WRDE-LDNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
138Odessa-Midland173,210KMIDABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
139Rockford172,720WREXNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
140Duluth-Superior, WI171,400KBJR-DT2CBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
141Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)171,030KFYRNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
142Topeka170,640KTKAABC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
143Monroe-El Dorado169,140KNOECBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
144Beaumont-Port Arthur168,210KBTVFOX5:00 PMC6:00 PM
145Lubbock167,660KCBDNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
146Palm Springs167,650KMIRNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
147Anchorage158,570KYURABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
148Sioux City155,090KMEGCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
149Wichita Falls & Lawton153,870KAUZCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
150Rochester-Mason City-Austin149,660KIMTCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
151Erie148,830WSEECBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
152Joplin-Pittsburg146,870KSNFNBC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
153Panama City145,260WJHGNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
154Albany, GA142,860WSWGCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
155Bangor141,120WVIIABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
156Terre Haute137,190WTWONBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
157Biloxi-Gulfport137,020WLOX-DT2CBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
158Idaho Falls-Pocatello (Jackson)136,150KPVINBC6:00 PMM8:00 PM
159Sherman-Ada135,390KTEN-DT3ABC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
160Gainesville135,120WGFLCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
161Missoula128,570KPAXCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
162Binghamton127,800WIVTABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
163Wheeling-Steubenville, OH127,010WTOVNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
164Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill123,020WVNSCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
165Abilene-Sweetwater116,310KTABCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
166Yuma-El Centro, CA116,250KYMA-DT2NBC3:30 PMM^5:30 PM
167Billings114,850KTVQCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
168Hattiesburg-Laurel108,610WDAMNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
169Rapid City105,510KOTAABC6:30 PMM8:30 PM
170Clarksburg-Weston103,610WBOYNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
171Utica102,000WKTVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
172Dothan100,840WRGXNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
173Lake Charles100,340KVHPFOX6:30 PMC7:30 PM
174Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk99,840KHQACBS12:00 PMC1:00 PM
175Jackson, TN97,320WBBJABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
176Harrisonburg97,020WHSVABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
177Charlottesville94,530WVIRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
178Elmira (Corning)92,150WETMNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
179Bowling Green87,660WNKYNBC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
180Watertown85,670WWNYCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
181Alexandria, LA85,620KALBNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
182Jonesboro84,400KAIT-DT2NBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
183Marquette84,030WLUC-DT2FOX7:00 PME7:00 PM
184Bend, OR79,710KOHDABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
185Butte-Bozeman79,650KXLFCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
186Laredo77,640KYLX-LDCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
187Grand Junction-Montrose74,740KKCONBC4:30 PMM6:30 PM
188Lafayette, IN74,690WLFICBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
189Twin Falls69,610KMVTCBS4:30 PMM6:30 PM
190Lima67,390WLIONBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
191Meridian64,050WTOKABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
192Great Falls64,020KRTVCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
193Eureka61,330KAEFABC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
194Parkersburg60,750WTAPNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
195Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NE60,470KGWNCBS6:30 PMM8:30 PM
196Greenwood-Greenville58,830WXVT-LDCBS12:00 PMC1:00 PM
197San Angelo58,000KLSTCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
198Casper-Riverton55,770KCWYNBC6:00 PMM8:00 PM
199Mankato54,290KMNF-LDNBC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
200Ottumwa-Kirksville46,870KTVOABC2:30 PMC3:30 PM
201St. Joseph45,070KQTVABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
202Fairbanks36,800KATNABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
203Zanesville33,580
204Victoria33,490KXTS-LDCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
205Helena31,090KXLH-LDCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
206Presque Isle27,140WAGMCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
207Juneau26,160KJUDABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
208Alpena16,450WBKBCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
209North Platte14,630KNPL-LDCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
210Glendive3,900

Canadian stations

The five stations listed below are are all members of a "collective" called indieNET, which I imagine negotiates a single syndication agreement for all of them. (indieNET has a sixth member, CHCH, but it has the same regional coverage as CITS.)
MarketStationNetworkTime
(Local)
ZoneTime
(Eastern)
Hamilton, ON (Greater Toronto Area)CITSYes TV7:30 PME7:30 PM
VancouverCHEKIND7:30 PMP10:30 PM
CalgaryCKCSYes TV7:30 PMM9:30 PM
EdmontonCKESYes TV7:30 PMM9:30 PM
St. John's, NLCJON
(NTV)
IND8:00 PMN6:30 PM

By network

NetworkStationsHouseholds
ABC51 (24.3%)49,460,480 (40.9%)
CBS71 (33.8%)27,291,120 (22.6%)
FOX12 (5.7%)8,371,940 (6.9%)
IND3 (1.4%)6,221,020 (5.1%)
NBC71 (33.8%)29,545,250 (24.4%)

By local air time

TimeStationsHouseholdsEDT (E)CDT (C)MDT (M)MST (M^)PDT (P)ADT (A)HST (H^)
11:00 AM3437,8903 / 437,890
11:30 AM12,569,9001 / 2,569,900
12:00 PM2158,6702 / 158,670
2:00 PM21,170,7302 / 1,170,730
2:30 PM146,8701 / 46,870
3:00 PM2789,7302 / 789,730
3:30 PM127,739,76011 / 7,623,5101 / 116,250
4:00 PM41,623,7204 / 1,623,720
4:30 PM3812,409,99034 / 11,321,7702 / 144,3501 / 479,7801 / 464,090
5:00 PM72,560,0807 / 2,560,080
6:00 PM2710,709,59013 / 6,707,92011 / 3,780,1403 / 221,530
6:30 PM51,753,2001 / 100,3404 / 1,652,860
7:00 PM3335,387,23019 / 20,785,63014 / 14,601,600
7:30 PM7143,532,45064 / 37,468,4201 / 2,158,2406 / 3,905,790

By air time expressed in Eastern time

TimeStationsHouseholdsEDT (E)CDT (C)MDT (M)MST (M^)PDT (P)ADT (A)HST (H^)
12:00 PM3437,8903 / 437,890
12:30 PM12,569,9001 / 2,569,900
1:00 PM2158,6702 / 158,670
3:00 PM21,170,7302 / 1,170,730
3:30 PM146,8701 / 46,870
4:00 PM2789,7302 / 789,730
4:30 PM117,623,51011 / 7,623,510
5:00 PM41,623,7204 / 1,623,720
5:30 PM3511,438,02034 / 11,321,7701 / 116,250
6:00 PM72,560,0807 / 2,560,080
6:30 PM3624,1302 / 144,3501 / 479,780
7:00 PM3227,493,55019 / 20,785,63013 / 6,707,920
7:30 PM6537,568,76064 / 37,468,4201 / 100,340
8:00 PM113,780,14011 / 3,780,140
8:30 PM41,652,8604 / 1,652,860
9:30 PM22,622,3301 / 2,158,2401 / 464,090
10:00 PM1714,823,13014 / 14,601,6003 / 221,530
10:30 PM63,905,7906 / 3,905,790

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