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 10 of Season 36 (2019-11-15), including the separate table for the Tournament of Champions.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
1New YorkWABC11
7Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA9
9Boston (Manchester)WBZ6
2Los AngelesKABC5
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO4
18Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV3
13Seattle-TacomaKOMO2
17DenverKDVR2
27Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD2
Ottawa / Gatineau2
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ2
3ChicagoWLS1
Toronto / Hamilton1
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
Vancouver / Victoria1
21CharlotteWCNC1
23St. LouisKSDK1
29San DiegoKNSD1
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ1
36West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF1
38Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1
39Las VegasKLAS1
41JacksonvilleWTLV1
44Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT1
46Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
48LouisvilleWLKY1
51MemphisWREG1
52BuffaloWIVB1
56Providence-New BedfordWPRI1
60Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE1
61KnoxvilleWBIR1
70SpokaneKHQ1
75Columbia, SCWOLO1
76Rochester, NYWROC1
78Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY1
79Portland-AuburnWMTW1
85Colorado Springs-PuebloKKTV1
97Myrtle Beach-FlorenceWBTW1
109Tallahassee-ThomasvilleWCTV1
142LubbockKCBD1
161BinghamtonWIVT1
163MissoulaKPAX1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
New York11
California10
District of Columbia6
Florida6
Massachusetts5
North Carolina4
Colorado3
New Jersey3
Ontario3
Alabama2
Maryland2
New Hampshire2
Pennsylvania2
South Carolina2
Tennessee2
Vermont2
Washington2
British Columbia1
Illinois1
Kentucky1
Maine1
Minnesota1
Missouri1
Montana1
Nevada1
New Mexico1
Rhode Island1
Texas1
Utah1
Virginia1

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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