Season 38 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

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The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2021-22. Thus, they don't take into account:

It is yet unknown whether Jeopardy! will continue the practice, revived last season, of allowing contestants to be introduced as "originally from" a location other than their current residence, which had been ended in 2016.

The contestants in the Professors Tournament are listed by the location of the school where they teach.

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 market size estimates for 2020–21; 2021–22 figures will be incorporated once I find them from Nielsen.

Updated through Week 19 of Season 38 (2022-01-21).

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayersRegularProf
1New YorkWABC26251
2Los AngelesKABC24231
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ1515
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA981
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO761
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE66
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA55
7AtlantaWXIA55
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO55
3ChicagoWLS44
16DenverKDVR431
21Portland, ORKATU44
26PittsburghWPXI44
34Kansas CityWDAF44
28BaltimoreWBFF33
53BuffaloWIVB33
4PhiladelphiaWPVI211
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK211
15DetroitWDIV22
20Sacramento-Stockton-ModestoKXTV211
27San DiegoKNSD22
29NashvilleWZTV211
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH22
33Columbus, OHWBNS22
37MilwaukeeWDJT22
50New OrleansWVUE22
107Johnstown-Altoona-State CollegeWATM211
124Monterey-SalinasKSBW211
8HoustonKTRK11
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP11
17Orlando-Daytona Beach-MelbourneWFTV11
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG11
22CharlotteWCNC11
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD11
31San AntonioKENS11
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS11
36CincinnatiWXIX11
38AustinKXAN11
39West Palm Beach-Fort PierceWPBF11
41Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT11
47Greensboro-High Point-Winston-SalemWFMY11
49LouisvilleWLKY11
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI11
56Richmond-PetersburgWRIC11
58Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE11
60Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN11
61TulsaKTUL11
67HonoluluKGMB11
69Green Bay-AppletonWLUK11
71Roanoke-LynchburgWDBJ11
72OmahaWOWT11
75Charleston-HuntingtonWSAZ11
76Columbia, SCWOLO11
90Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND11
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ11
113EugeneKVAL11
117Yakima-Pasco-Richland-KennewickKNDO11
123Peoria-BloomingtonWMBD11
133Columbus-Tupelo-West Point-HoustonWTVA11
139RockfordWREX11
156Terre HauteWTWO11

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayersRegularProf
California37334
New York27261
Massachusetts1313
Pennsylvania871
Texas88
Illinois77
Washington77
Minnesota66
District of Columbia541
Georgia55
Maryland55
Colorado431
Florida44
North Carolina431
Oregon44
Virginia431
Kansas33
Kentucky33
Michigan33
New Jersey33
Wisconsin33
Arizona211
Connecticut22
Louisiana22
New Hampshire22
Ohio22
Tennessee211
Delaware11
Hawaii11
Indiana11
Mississippi11
Missouri11
Nebraska11
Oklahoma11
Rhode Island11
South Carolina11
Vermont11

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