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. Thus, they don't take into account:

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.

What's here:

(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 Google Earth for county mapping information.)

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 45* of Season 37 (2021-08-06), including the separate table for the Tournament of Champions.
(* Week numbering now conforms to the episode numbering the show is employing; the weeks of December 21 and 28 are thus effectively considered a two-week in-season hiatus.)

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
2Los AngelesKABC95
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO40
1New YorkWABC33
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA20
3ChicagoWLS17
4PhiladelphiaWPVI17
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ15
27San DiegoKNSD15
21Portland, ORKATU12
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK8
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE8
15DetroitWDIV8
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV7
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO6
40Las VegasKLAS5
7AtlantaWXIA4
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO4
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH4
33Columbus, OHWBNS4
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC4
Toronto / Hamilton3
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA3
16DenverKDVR3
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD3
31San AntonioKENS3
38AustinKXAN3
78Portland-AuburnWMTW3
87SyracuseWSYT3
121Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis ObispoKSBY3
8HoustonKTRK2
17Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV2
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG2
28BaltimoreWBFF2
29NashvilleWZTV2
36CincinnatiWXIX2
39West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF2
49LouisvilleWLKY2
51MemphisWREG2
63LexingtonWKYT2
65DaytonWDTN2
81MadisonWMTV2
115LansingWILX2
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW2
125BakersfieldKBAK2
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP1
23St. LouisKSDK1
Puerto Rico1
26PittsburghWPXI1
30Salt Lake CityKJZZ1
34Kansas CityWDAF1
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1
37MilwaukeeWDJT1
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT1
42Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP1
48Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
50New OrleansWVUE1
London / Waterloo / Wingham1
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI1
53BuffaloWIVB1
54Fort Myers-NaplesWBBH1
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC1
57Mobile-Pensacola (Fort Walton)WALA1
59Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV1
61TulsaKTUL1
66SpokaneKHQ1
80ToledoWTOL1
82Colorado Springs-PuebloKKTV1
92Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City & DubuqueKWWL1
93El Paso (Las Cruces)KDBC1
94Baton RougeWBRZ1
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ1
98South Bend-ElkhartWSBT1
99Myrtle Beach-FlorenceWBTW1
101BoiseKBOI1
110Tyler-Longview (Lufkin & Nacogdoches)KLTV1
113EugeneKVAL1
114Fargo-Valley CityKXJB-LD1
123Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD1
135Columbia-Jefferson CityKOMU1
141Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson (Williston)KFYR1
142TopekaKTKA1
146Palm SpringsKMIR1
149Wichita Falls & LawtonKAUZ1
160GainesvilleWGFL1
161MissoulaKPAX1
167BillingsKTVQ1
171UticaWKTV1
176HarrisonburgWHSV1
183MarquetteWLUC-DT21
184Bend, ORKOHD1
188Lafayette, INWLFI1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
California165
New York28
Illinois17
Massachusetts15
Pennsylvania15
Michigan14
Texas14
Virginia14
Oregon13
New Jersey12
Ohio12
Florida9
Maryland9
Arizona8
Minnesota8
Washington7
District of Columbia5
Nevada5
Colorado4
Connecticut4
Georgia4
Kentucky4
North Carolina4
Ontario4
Tennessee4
Maine3
Wisconsin3
Delaware2
Idaho2
Indiana2
Kansas2
Louisiana2
Missouri2
Montana2
North Dakota2
Alabama1
Arkansas1
Iowa1
New Mexico1
Oklahoma1
Puerto Rico1
Rhode Island1
South Carolina1
Utah1
Vermont1

2021 Tournament of Champions

RankMarketStationPlayers
4PhiladelphiaWPVI2
15DetroitWDIV2
2Los AngelesKABC1
7AtlantaWXIA1
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
21Portland, ORKATU1
38AustinKXAN1
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC1
48Albuquerque-Santa FeKRQE1
49LouisvilleWLKY1
61TulsaKTUL1
98South Bend-ElkhartWSBT1
140Duluth-Superior, WIKBJR-DT21

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