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 There's also some outdated data, particularly concerning smaller markets.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.

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 September 8, 2018, with the most recent update on September 10. If anyone notes an error, please do let me know. Thanks to Andy Saunders for alerting me to a time change on WIAT (CBS Birmingham, AL), and to Andy and Fred Vaughn for their assistance during Season 34 and the 2018 hiatus in keeping this table up to date.

Market sizes are updated for 2018—19; source data (via Nielsen Media Research) here.

RankMarketSizeStationNetworkTime
(Local)
ZoneTime
(Eastern)
1New York7,100,300WABCABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
2Los Angeles5,276,600KABCABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
3Chicago3,251,370WLSABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
4Philadelphia2,816,850WPVIABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,622,070KTXAIND6:00 PMC7:00 PM
6Washington (Hagerstown)2,482,480WJLAABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
7Houston2,423,360KTRKABC1:00 PMC2:00 PM
8San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,414,470KGOABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
9Boston (Manchester)2,364,870WBZCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
10Atlanta2,341,390WXIANBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
11Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)1,875,420WTSPCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
12Phoenix (Prescott)1,864,420KTVKIND7:30 PMM^9:30 PM
13Seattle-Tacoma1,854,810KOMOABC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
14Detroit1,777,240WDIVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
15Minneapolis-St. Paul1,713,310KARENBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
16Miami-Fort Lauderdale1,697,840WPLGABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
17Denver1,585,270KDVRFOX6:00 PMM8:00 PM
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne1,565,890WFTVABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)1,399,470WOIOCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
20Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto1,357,690KXTVABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
21St. Louis1,164,400KSDKNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
22Portland, OR1,141,770KATUABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
23Charlotte1,129,900WCNCNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
24Pittsburgh1,108,780WPXINBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
25Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)1,108,710WTVDABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
26Baltimore1,084,180WBFFFOX7:00 PME7:00 PM
27Nashville1,021,780WZTVFOX5:00 PMC6:00 PM
28Indianapolis999,790WTHRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
29San Diego987,760KNSDNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
30Salt Lake City935,810KJZZIND6:30 PMM8:30 PM
31San Antonio923,990KENSCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
32Kansas City909,420KSHBNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
33Hartford & New Haven897,870WTNHABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
34Columbus, OH889,600WBNSCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
35Cincinnati850,030WXIXFOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
36Milwaukee848,420WDJTCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
37West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce829,880WPBFABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-Anderson805,920WLOSABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
39Las Vegas766,500KLASCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
40Austin751,650KXANNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
41Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York705,190WHPCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
42Jacksonville681,330WTLVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
43Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)679,550WIATCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
44Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News678,210WVECABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
45Oklahoma City676,720KFORNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
46Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem675,130WFMYCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
47Albuquerque-Santa Fe650,890KRQECBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
48Louisville647,190WLKYCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
49Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek639,410WWMTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
50New Orleans624,020WVUEFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
51Memphis623,390WREGCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
52Buffalo586,930WIVBCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
53Providence-New Bedford580,120WPRICBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
54Fresno-Visalia568,920KFSNABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
55Fort Myers-Naples554,430WBBHNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
56Richmond-Petersburg551,850WRICABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
57Little Rock-Pine Bluff527,090KATVABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
58Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)524,390WALAFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
59Albany-Schenectady-Troy520,540WTENABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
60Knoxville512,160WBIRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
61Tulsa508,550KTULABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
62Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazleton481,390WBRENBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
63Lexington464,340WKYTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
64Dayton463,430WDTNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
65Flint-Saginaw-Bay City430,660WNEMCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
66Honolulu425,800KGMBCBS4:30 PMH^9:30 PM
67Green Bay-Appleton421,480WLUKFOX6:00 PMC7:00 PM
68Roanoke-Lynchburg417,200WDBJCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
69Omaha405,260WOWTNBC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
70Charleston-Huntington402,140WSAZNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
71Toledo401,510WTOLCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
72Springfield, MO395,870KSPR-LDABC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
73Tucson (Sierra Vista)392,920KGUNABC4:30 PMM^6:30 PM
74Columbia, SC389,590WOLOABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
75Des Moines-Ames383,590WHONBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
76Wichita-Hutchinson Plus382,780KSNWNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
77Spokane382,690KHQNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
78Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen375,600KGBTCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
79Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)372,770WAAYABC3:00 PMC4:00 PM
80Rochester, NY352,070WROCCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
81Syracuse350,730WSYTFOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
82Champaign & Springfield-Decatur344,500WANDNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
83Chattanooga341,190WTVCABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
84Portland-Auburn339,980WMTWABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
85El Paso (Las Cruces)338,770KDBCCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
86Madison338,240WMTVNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
87Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & Dubuque330,340KWWLNBC4:00 PMC5:00 PM
88Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg324,020WPSDNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
89Waco-Temple-Bryan322,820KCENNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
90Shreveport322,610KTBSABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
91Colorado Springs-Pueblo319,930KKTVCBS6:30 PMM8:30 PM
92Jackson, MS306,770WLBTNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
93Savannah303,390WSAVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
94Charleston, SC302,330WCBDNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
95Myrtle Beach-Florence302,040WBTWCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
96Burlington-Plattsburgh294,260WPTZNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
97Baton Rouge287,430WBRZABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
98Davenport-Rock Island-Moline280,420KWQCNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
99South Bend-Elkhart274,380WSBTCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
100Boise273,500KBOICBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
101Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers272,240KFSMCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
102Tri-Cities, TN-VA266,110WCYBNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
103Evansville265,790WFIENBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
104Fort Wayne265,420WANECBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
105Augusta-Aiken264,350WRDWCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
106Johnstown-Altoona-State College262,840WATMABC7:00 PME7:00 PM
107Greenville-New Bern-Washington261,830WITNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
108Springfield-Holyoke251,660WWLPNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
109Reno246,190KOLOABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
110Lansing241,940WILXNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
111Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney240,660KOLNCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
112Tallahassee-Thomasville237,940WCTVCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
113Peoria-Bloomington234,050WMBDCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
114Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)232,180KLTVABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
115Sioux Falls (Mitchell)231,540KSFYABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
116Montgomery-Selma229,330WAKACBS9:30 AMC10:30 AM
117Fargo-Valley City228,740KVLY-DT2CBS5:00 PMC6:00 PM
118Macon224,180WMAZCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
119Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick223,450KNDONBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
120Traverse City-Cadillac218,520WPBNNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
121Lafayette, LA216,420KATCABC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
122Bakersfield215,360KBAKCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
123Eugene215,070KVALCBS7:00 PMP10:00 PM
124Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo213,510KSBYNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
125Youngstown213,380WKBNCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
126Monterey-Salinas206,300KSBWNBC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
127Columbus, GA (Opelika, AL)198,740WRBLCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
128Corpus Christi193,070KZTVCBS3:30 PMC4:30 PM
129Wilmington190,390WECTNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
130La Crosse-Eau Claire186,870WEAUNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
131Amarillo175,880KFDACBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
132Chico-Redding171,220KNVNNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
133Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-Houston168,210WTVAABC2:00 PMC3:00 PM
134Wausau-Rhinelander157,180WJFWNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
135Medford-Klamath Falls156,520KDRVABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
136Columbia-Jefferson City156,430KOMUNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
137Monroe-El Dorado156,410KNOECBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
138Salisbury152,980WBOC-DT2FOX7:30 PME7:30 PM
139Rockford152,800WREXNBC3:30 PMC4:30 PM
140Beaumont-Port Arthur152,710KBTVFOX5:00 PMC6:00 PM
141Topeka151,860KTKAABC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
142Odessa-Midland150,430KMIDABC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
143Lubbock150,270KCBDNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
144Duluth-Superior, WI148,870KBJR-DT2CBS5:00 PMC6:00 PM
145Palm Springs147,170KMIRNBC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
146Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)145,200KFYRNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
147Anchorage142,000KYURABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
148Wichita Falls & Lawton139,590KAUZCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
149Sioux City135,660KMEGCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
150Panama City135,550WJHGNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
151Erie133,260WSEECBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
152Albany, GA130,950WSWGCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
153Joplin-Pittsburg129,600KSNFNBC5:00 PMC6:00 PM
154Rochester-Mason City-Austin128,700KIMTCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
155Bangor124,190WVIIABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
156Biloxi-Gulfport122,100WLOX-DT2CBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
157Gainesville120,580WGFLCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
158Terre Haute120,350WTWONBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
159Sherman-Ada118,390KTEN-DT3ABC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
160Binghamton115,960WIVTABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
161Idaho Falls-Pocatello (Jackson)115,750KPVINBC6:00 PMM8:00 PM
162Wheeling-Steubenville, OH113,690WTOVNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
163Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill109,900WVNSCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
164Missoula109,440KPAXCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
165Abilene-Sweetwater104,440KTABCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
166Yuma-El Centro, CA101,040KYMANBC3:30 PMM^5:30 PM
167Billings100,330KTVQCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
168Hattiesburg-Laurel99,680WDAMNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
169Utica91,520WKTVNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
170Clarksburg-Weston90,960WBOYNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
171Rapid City90,940KOTAABC6:30 PMM8:30 PM
172Lake Charles90,570KVHPFOX6:30 PMC7:30 PM
173Dothan90,420WRGXNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
174Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk88,510KHQACBS12:00 PMC1:00 PM
175Harrisonburg84,950WHSVABC7:30 PME7:30 PM
176Elmira (Corning)83,190WETMNBC7:00 PME7:00 PM
177Jackson, TN83,010WBBJABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
178Watertown79,690WWNYCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
179Alexandria, LA79,250KALBNBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
180Jonesboro75,220KAIT-DT2NBC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
181Bowling Green74,500WNKYNBC6:00 PMC7:00 PM
182Marquette74,070WLUC-DT2FOX7:00 PME7:00 PM
183Charlottesville71,370WVIRNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
184Laredo70,220KYLX-LDCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
185Butte-Bozeman67,190KXLFCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
186Bend, OR65,900KOHDABC7:00 PMP10:00 PM
187Grand Junction-Montrose64,160KKCONBC4:30 PMM6:30 PM
188Lafayette, IN63,660WLFICBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
189Twin Falls59,990KMVTCBS4:30 PMM6:30 PM
190Lima59,440WLIONBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
191Meridian59,030WTOKABC11:00 AMC12:00 PM
192Great Falls56,270KRTVCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
193Greenwood-Greenville55,640WXVT-LDCBS12:00 PMC1:00 PM
194Parkersburg53,750WTAPNBC7:30 PME7:30 PM
195Eureka53,630KAEFABC7:30 PMP10:30 PM
196San Angelo52,790KLSTCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
197Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NE51,200KGWNCBS6:30 PMM8:30 PM
198Casper-Riverton48,240KCWYNBC4:30 PMM6:30 PM
199Mankato47,370KEYC-DT2FOX4:00 PMC5:00 PM
200Ottumwa-Kirksville40,840KTVOABC2:30 PMC3:30 PM
201St. Joseph40,200KQTVABC4:30 PMC5:30 PM
202Fairbanks32,880KATNABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
203Victoria30,540KXTS-LDCBS6:00 PMC7:00 PM
204Zanesville29,180
205Helena26,440KXLH-LDCBS6:00 PMM8:00 PM
206Presque Isle24,740WAGMCBS7:30 PME7:30 PM
207Juneau22,940KJUDABC6:00 PMA10:00 PM
208Alpena14,430WBKBCBS7:00 PME7:00 PM
209North Platte12,830KNPL-LDCBS4:30 PMC5:30 PM
210Glendive3,590

By network

NetworkStationsHouseholds
ABC53 (25.2%)46,114,380 (41.8%)
CBS71 (33.8%)25,034,650 (22.7%)
FOX13 (6.2%)6,979,580 (6.3%)
IND3 (1.4%)5,422,300 (4.9%)
NBC68 (32.3%)26,660,970 (24.2%)

By local air time

TimeStationsHouseholdsEDT (E)CDT (C)MDT (M)MST (M^)PDT (P)ADT (A)HST (H^)
9:30 AM1229,3301 / 229,330
11:00 AM4901,3104 / 901,310
12:00 PM2144,1502 / 144,150
1:00 PM12,423,3601 / 2,423,360
2:00 PM1168,2101 / 168,210
2:30 PM140,8401 / 40,840
3:00 PM1372,7701 / 372,770
3:30 PM158,691,09014 / 8,590,0501 / 101,040
4:00 PM31,129,3603 / 1,129,360
4:30 PM3710,414,02032 / 9,422,9103 / 172,3901 / 392,9201 / 425,800
5:00 PM72,229,4307 / 2,229,430
6:00 PM269,669,15013 / 6,147,48010 / 3,323,8503 / 197,820
6:30 PM51,488,4501 / 90,5704 / 1,397,880
7:00 PM3332,572,10019 / 19,344,61014 / 13,227,490
7:30 PM7139,738,31064 / 34,435,8501 / 1,864,4206 / 3,438,040

By air time expressed in Eastern time

TimeStationsHouseholdsEDT (E)CDT (C)MDT (M)MST (M^)PDT (P)ADT (A)HST (H^)
10:30 AM1229,3301 / 229,330
12:00 PM4901,3104 / 901,310
1:00 PM2144,1502 / 144,150
2:00 PM12,423,3601 / 2,423,360
3:00 PM1168,2101 / 168,210
3:30 PM140,8401 / 40,840
4:00 PM1372,7701 / 372,770
4:30 PM148,590,05014 / 8,590,050
5:00 PM31,129,3603 / 1,129,360
5:30 PM339,523,95032 / 9,422,9101 / 101,040
6:00 PM72,229,4307 / 2,229,430
6:30 PM4565,3103 / 172,3901 / 392,920
7:00 PM3225,492,09019 / 19,344,61013 / 6,147,480
7:30 PM6534,526,42064 / 34,435,8501 / 90,570
8:00 PM103,323,85010 / 3,323,850
8:30 PM41,397,8804 / 1,397,880
9:30 PM22,290,2201 / 1,864,4201 / 425,800
10:00 PM1713,425,31014 / 13,227,4903 / 197,820
10:30 PM63,438,0406 / 3,438,040

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