Jeopardy! contestants - Seasons 33, 34, & 35 side-by-side

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Below are some statistics about the players who appeared on Jeopardy! in its 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 seasons. Some notes:

SEASON 35 (2018-19)SEASON 34 (2017-18)SEASON 33 (2016-17)
Total contestants424379428398445400
U.S. contestants409364418388437392
U.S. media markets938597929186
U.S. states46 + DC44 + DC45 + DC44 + DC43 + DC
10 largest media markets216199206192221201
Media centers (NYC + LA + DC)116107125120136126
Smallest market representedOttumwa, IA-Kirksville, MO (200)Casper, WY (198)Casper, WY (197)
Largest market not representedSan Antonio (31)Charlotte (23)Miami (16)Tampa (13)Kansas City (33)Tampa (11)
Canadian contestants15108
Canadian media markets844
Canadian provinces623
Teen Tournament markets26(Not played in Season 34)11
Teen Tournament states1912
Smallest market represented in the Teen TournamentJoplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS (153)Huntsville, AL (79)
College Championship markets(Not played in Season 35)1312
College Championship states1010
Smallest market represented in the College ChampionshipBaton Rouge, LA (94)Lexington, KY (63)
Teachers Tournament markets141513
Teachers Tournament states131310
Smallest market represented in the Teachers TournamentCheyenne, WY-Scottsbluff, NE (197)Medford, OR (136)Fort Smith, AR (99)

(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 - Nielsen DMA lookup tool.)

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