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 competed for. A separate table showing the breakdown by school appears at the bottom.

Some big-picture numbers about this season of Jeopardy! contestants:

Additionally, I've put together a side-by-side comparison of Seasons 33 and 34.

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.)

Complete for all of Season 34 (2018-07-27), including the separate table for the Tournament of Champions.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularCollegeTeachers
1New YorkWABC656311
2Los AngelesKABC35341
6Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA252311
3ChicagoWLS2424
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ19181
17DenverKDVR16151
4PhiladelphiaWPVI141211
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO12111
8San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO10631
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE99
7HoustonKTRK871
28IndianapolisWTHR77
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH77
Toronto / Hamilton66
27NashvilleWZTV66
9AtlantaWXIA541
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK55
22Portland, ORKATU541
24PittsburghWPXI55
29San DiegoKNSD55
34Columbus, OHWBNS55
97Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ55
21St. LouisKSDK44
26BaltimoreWBFF44
57Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE44
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV33
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ321
33Kansas CityKSHB321
49LouisvilleWLKY33
74OmahaWOWT33
85SyracuseWSYT321
94Baton RougeWBRZ321
106Lincoln & Hastings-KearneyKOLN33
115LansingWILX33
183CharlottesvilleWVIR33
14DetroitWDIV22
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO22
25Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD22
39AustinKXAN22
42JacksonvilleWTLV211
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT22
50MemphisWREG211
51New OrleansWVUE22
Ottawa / Gatineau22
55Richmond-PetersburgWRIC22
58Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV22
60Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN22
70Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ22
75Springfield, MOKSPR-LD211
76Rochester, NYWROC22
77Columbia, SCWOLO22
79Portland-AuburnWMTW22
81MadisonWMTV22
91Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & DubuqueKWWL22
95Jackson, MSWLBT22
96South Bend-ElkhartWSBT211
107Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM22
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA11
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP11
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV11
Vancouver / Victoria11
23CharlotteWCNC11
36MilwaukeeWDJT11
Kitchener / Waterloo11
41Oklahoma CityKFOR11
43Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
45Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP11
46Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE11
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI11
53BuffaloWIVB11
59Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)WALA11
61KnoxvilleWBIR11
62TulsaKTUL11
63LexingtonWKYT11
65Tucson (Sierra Vista)KGUN11
69Green Bay-AppletonWLUK11
72SpokaneKHQ11
80Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY11
82Paducah-Cape Girardeau-HarrisburgWPSD11
87Colorado Springs-PuebloKKTV11
92Charleston, SCWCBD11
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
159GainesvilleWGFL11
162Idaho Falls-Pocatello (Jackson)KPVI11
180MarquetteWLUC-DT211
186Bend, ORKOHD11
194ParkersburgWTAP11
197Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NEKGWN11
198Casper-RivertonKCWY11

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayersRegularCollegeTeachers
New York585512
California544941
Illinois2626
New Jersey211821
Pennsylvania2020
Massachusetts18171
Colorado17161
District of Columbia1616
Washington15141
Texas13121
Indiana1111
Virginia11101
Maryland981
Minnesota99
Ontario99
Connecticut88
Michigan871
Tennessee871
Ohio77
Arizona66
Louisiana651
Nebraska66
Oregon642
Florida532
Georgia541
Missouri541
Alabama44
Arkansas431
Kentucky431
New Hampshire44
South Carolina44
Mississippi33
North Carolina33
Utah321
Wisconsin33
Idaho22
Iowa22
Maine22
Oklahoma211
Vermont22
Wyoming22
British Columbia11
Kansas11
Nevada11
New Mexico11
North Dakota11
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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