Season 36 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

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The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2019-20. Thus, they don't take into account:

What's here:

A side-by-side comparison of players by media market data for Seasons 33, 34, and 35.

Both challengers have hailed from the same media market on two occasions this season: September 26 and October 9 (both Washington, DC).

(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.)

Market size ranks are updated for 2019-20 (source: Nielsen Media Research).

Updated through Week 20 of Season 36 (2020-01-24), including the separate table for the Tournament of Champions.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
1New YorkWABC28
7Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA17
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO11
2Los AngelesKABC10
3ChicagoWLS10
9Boston (Manchester)WBZ10
13Seattle-TacomaKOMO4
17DenverKDVR4
22Portland, ORKATU4
26BaltimoreWBFF4
29San DiegoKNSD4
4PhiladelphiaWPVI3
16Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG3
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV3
Vancouver / Victoria3
34Columbus, OHWBNS3
36West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF3
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ3
10AtlantaWXIA2
14DetroitWDIV2
23St. LouisKSDK2
27Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD2
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ2
40AustinKXAN2
Ottawa / Gatineau2
51MemphisWREG2
79Portland-AuburnWMTW2
Toronto / Hamilton1
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA1
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
21CharlotteWCNC1
24PittsburghWPXI1
31San AntonioKENS1
33Hartford & New HavenWTNH1
37CincinnatiWXIX1
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1
39Las VegasKLAS1
41JacksonvilleWTLV1
42Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC1
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT1
46Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
48LouisvilleWLKY1
52BuffaloWIVB1
54Richmond-PetersburgWRIC1
56Providence-New BedfordWPRI1
60Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE1
61KnoxvilleWBIR1
65Tucson (Sierra Vista)KGUN1
70SpokaneKHQ1
75Columbia, SCWOLO1
76Rochester, NYWROC1
78Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY1
85Colorado Springs-PuebloKKTV1
97Myrtle Beach-FlorenceWBTW1
98South Bend-ElkhartWSBT1
109Tallahassee-ThomasvilleWCTV1
112LansingWILX1
119MaconWMAZ1
125BakersfieldKBAK1
142LubbockKCBD1
161BinghamtonWIVT1
163MissoulaKPAX1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
California26
New York24
Florida11
District of Columbia10
Illinois10
Massachusetts9
Maryland7
New Jersey7
Virginia6
Colorado5
Texas5
Washington5
Michigan4
North Carolina4
Ohio4
Pennsylvania4
British Columbia3
Georgia3
New Hampshire3
Ontario3
Oregon3
Tennessee3
Alabama2
Maine2
Missouri2
South Carolina2
Utah2
Vermont2
Arizona1
Connecticut1
Delaware1
Kentucky1
Minnesota1
Montana1
Nevada1
New Mexico1
Rhode Island1

2019 Tournament of Champions

RankMarketStationPlayers
10AtlantaWXIA3
1New YorkWABC1
3ChicagoWLS1
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
13Seattle-TacomaKOMO1
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
17DenverKDVR1
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV1
24PittsburghWPXI1
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ1
39Las VegasKLAS1
62Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV1
185Bend, ORKOHD1

Of the fifteen ToC competitors, only Eric R. Backes is billed as being from a different town than his original Jeopardy! appearance (previously Austin, TX).

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