Season 37 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

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The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2020-21. Zach Newkirk, the winner of the final game of Season 36, did not defend in this season's opener due to ongoing travel concerns occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. When he returns, he will not be counted in the tables below.

Beginning in Week 3, Jeopardy! revived the practice of allowing contestants to be introduced as "originally from" a location other than their current residence, which had been ended in 2016. At least for now, this table will not separate out based on the style of introduction; wherever a player is billed as being from, that's what ends up in the table.

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(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 Randy Majors for a Google Maps adaptation containing county lines.)

The tables below reflect updated market size estimates for 2020–21; those figures are larger for all markets on account of Nielsen updating its methodology to account for broadband-only (BBO) homes.

Updated through Week 12 of Season 37 (2020-12-04).

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
2Los AngelesKABC60
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO15
27San DiegoKNSD7
1New YorkWABC6
4PhiladelphiaWPVI4
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK4
40Las VegasKLAS3
121Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY2
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW2
125BakersfieldKBAK2
3ChicagoWLS1
15DetroitWDIV1
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV1
21Portland, ORKATU1
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD1
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT1
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC1
48Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
50New OrleansWVUE1
53BuffaloWIVB1
94Baton RougeWBRZ1
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ1
123Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD1
142TopekaKTKA1
146Palm SpringsKMIR1
149Wichita Falls & LawtonKAUZ1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
California90
New York5
Arizona4
Nevada3
New Jersey3
Pennsylvania3
Illinois2
Louisiana2
Michigan2
Kansas1
New Mexico1
North Carolina1
Oregon1
Texas1
Vermont1
Virginia1

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