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.
(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
|6||San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose||KGO||15|
|121||Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo||KSBY||2|
|41||Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek||WWMT||1|
|149||Wichita Falls & Lawton||KAUZ||1|
|State / Province||Players|
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