Season 35 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

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The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2018-19. Thus, they don't take into account:

Here are some breakdowns of the data on where this season's contestants hailed from:

This year, I didn't track markets in which all the newcomers were from different media markets; such tracking is slightly complicated by the fact that the show ran two of its tournaments from Wednesday to Tuesday this season.

What's here:

A side-by-side comparison of players by media market data for each of the last three seasons.

(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 the lookup tools I use for both American and Canadian DMAs.)

Complete for all of Season 35 (2019-07-26), including the separate table for the All-Star Games.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegular2018 TeenTeachers2019 Teen
1New YorkWABC3933222
6Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA393711
2Los AngelesKABC38371
9Boston (Manchester)WBZ211911
4PhiladelphiaWPVI20191
8San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO18171
10AtlantaWXIA181611
3ChicagoWLS17161
13Seattle-TacomaKOMO161411
17DenverKDVR1212
14DetroitWDIV1111
22Portland, ORKATU761
40AustinKXAN6411
7HoustonKTRK541
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE55
16Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG5311
Toronto / Hamilton44
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV44
21St. LouisKSDK44
24PittsburghWPXI44
29San DiegoKNSD431
33Hartford & New HavenWTNH44
47Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE44
70Charleston-HuntingtonWSAZ431
11Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP33
Vancouver / Victoria33
26BaltimoreWBFF321
28IndianapolisWTHR321
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ33
35CincinnatiWXIX33
43Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT321
46Greensboro-High Point-Winston-SalemWFMY321
48LouisvilleWLKY3111
Ottawa / Gatineau33
73Tucson (Sierra Vista)KGUN321
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO22
25Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD22
27NashvilleWZTV211
37West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF22
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS22
50New OrleansWVUE22
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC22
58Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)WALA211
59Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN211
61TulsaKTUL22
88Paducah-Cape Girardeau-HarrisburgWPSD22
104Fort WayneWANE22
108Springfield-HolyokeWWLP22
122BakersfieldKBAK211
157GainesvilleWGFL22
183CharlottesvilleWVIR22
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA11
12Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK11
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV11
23CharlotteWCNC11
32Kansas CityKSHB11
34Columbus, OHWBNS11
36MilwaukeeWDJT11
39Las VegasKLAS11
41Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP11
44Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC11
45Oklahoma CityKFOR11
49Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
Calgary / Lethbridge11
55Fort Myers-NaplesWBBH11
57Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV11
63LexingtonWKYT11
65Flint-Saginaw-Bay CityWNEM11
71ToledoWTOL11
74Columbia, SCWOLO11
75Des Moines-AmesWHO11
77SpokaneKHQ11
81SyracuseWSYT11
82Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND11
84Portland-AuburnWMTW11
92Jackson, MSWLBT11
93SavannahWSAV11
100BoiseKBOI11
Barrie / Orillia11
106Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM11
109RenoKOLO11
112Tallahassee-ThomasvilleWCTV11
115Sioux Falls (Mitchell)KSFY11
118MaconWMAZ11
121Lafayette, LAKATC11
St. John's / Corner Brook11
124Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY11
125YoungstownWKBN11
Saint John / Fredericton / Moncton11
147AnchorageKYUR11
148Wichita Falls & LawtonKAUZ11
153Joplin-PittsburgKSNF11
155BangorWVII11
171Rapid CityKOTA11
175HarrisonburgWHSV11
185Butte-BozemanKXLF11
188Lafayette, INWLFI11
189Twin FallsKMVT11
Charlottetown11
197Cheyenne-Scottsbluff, NEKGWN11
200Ottumwa-KirksvilleKTVO11

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayersRegularTeenTeachers2019 Teen
California6460121
New York32302
Massachusetts23221
Georgia201712
Florida1915211
District of Columbia1717
Pennsylvania17161
Washington171511
Illinois16142
Virginia1616
Maryland1512111
Michigan13121
New Jersey131021
Texas1310111
Colorado1111
Indiana871
North Carolina8611
Ohio871
Ontario88
Oregon761
Connecticut6411
Kentucky6411
Missouri541
Alabama431
Arizona431
Minnesota44
New Mexico44
British Columbia33
Delaware33
Louisiana33
Oklahoma33
Tennessee321
Utah33
West Virginia33
Idaho22
Iowa22
Maine22
Nevada22
South Dakota211
Wisconsin22
Alaska11
Alberta11
Arkansas11
Kansas11
Mississippi11
Montana11
Nebraska11
New Brunswick11
New Hampshire11
Newfoundland and Labrador11
Prince Edward Island11
South Carolina11
Wyoming11

All-Star Games

RankMarketStationPlayers
2Los AngelesKABC4
1New YorkWABC3
3ChicagoWLS3
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
6Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA1
8San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO1
13Seattle-TacomaKOMO1
17DenverKDVR1
23CharlotteWCNC1
46Greensboro-High Point-Winston-SalemWFMY1
57Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV1

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