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. He returned to defend on January 28, 2021 and won two additional games; he is not 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 24 of Season 37 (2021-02-26).

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
2Los AngelesKABC74
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO35
1New YorkWABC17
27San DiegoKNSD8
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK7
21Portland, ORKATU7
4PhiladelphiaWPVI6
40Las VegasKLAS5
3ChicagoWLS4
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV4
15DetroitWDIV3
121Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY3
Toronto / Hamilton2
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE2
33Columbus, OHWBNS2
115LansingWILX2
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW2
125BakersfieldKBAK2
7AtlantaWXIA1
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA1
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ1
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO1
16DenverKDVR1
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO1
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD1
31San AntonioKENS1
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT1
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC1
48Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
49LouisvilleWLKY1
50New OrleansWVUE1
53BuffaloWIVB1
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC1
63LexingtonWKYT1
65DaytonWDTN1
81MadisonWMTV1
87SyracuseWSYT1
93El Paso (Las Cruces)KDBC1
94Baton RougeWBRZ1
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ1
113EugeneKVAL1
123Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD1
141Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)KFYR1
142TopekaKTKA1
146Palm SpringsKMIR1
149Wichita Falls & LawtonKAUZ1
160GainesvilleWGFL1
161MissoulaKPAX1
171UticaWKTV1
176HarrisonburgWHSV1
184Bend, ORKOHD1
188Lafayette, INWLFI1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
California129
New York12
New Jersey9
Oregon9
Arizona7
Michigan6
Illinois5
Nevada5
Pennsylvania5
Ohio4
Texas3
Virginia3
Kentucky2
Louisiana2
Minnesota2
North Carolina2
Ontario2
Colorado1
Florida1
Georgia1
Indiana1
Kansas1
Maryland1
Massachusetts1
Montana1
New Mexico1
North Dakota1
Vermont1
Washington1
Wisconsin1

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