Season 39 Jeopardy! contestants - where they're from

The main table includes all players who made their first appearance on Jeopardy! in 2022-23. Thus, they exclude:

Jeopardy! is continuing the practice, revived two seasons ago, of allowing contestants to be introduced as "originally from" a location other than their current residence, which had been ended in 2016; however, it is being used much more sparingly than in Season 37 or last season.

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 OpenStreetMap for county mapping information.)

The tables below are newly updated with market size estimates for 2022–23.

Updated through Week 21 of Season 39 (2023-02-03), including the separate tables for Second Chance and the Tournament of Champions.

Contestants by media market

RankMarketStationPlayers
1New YorkWABC22
3ChicagoWLS12
2Los AngelesKABC10
8Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA9
4PhiladelphiaWPVI7
9Boston (Manchester)WBZ7
10San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO7
16DenverKDVR5
23Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD5
Toronto / Hamilton4
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO4
34Hartford & New HavenWTNH4
6AtlantaWXIA3
7HoustonKTRK3
30San DiegoKNSD3
33Kansas CityWDAF3
42Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekWWMT3
85SyracuseWSYT3
11Phoenix (Prescott)KTVK2
19Cleveland-Akron (Canton)WOIO2
22Portland, ORKATU2
28BaltimoreWBFF2
51Providence-New BedfordWPRI2
90Champaign & Springfield-DecaturWAND2
94Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ2
127Monterey-SalinasKSBW2
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA1
Montréal / Laval1
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP1
14DetroitWDIV1
26PittsburghWPXI1
29Salt Lake CityKJZZ1
35AustinKXAN1
36CincinnatiWXIX1
45Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT1
50New OrleansWVUE1
Ottawa / Gatineau1
Edmonton1
57Wilkes Barre-Scranton-HazletonWBRE1
59Albany-Schenectady-TroyWTEN1
60Little Rock-Pine BluffKATV1
62TulsaKTUL1
64DaytonWDTN1
68Des Moines-AmesWHO1
77Rochester, NYWROC1
80ToledoWTOL1
81Huntsville-Decatur (Florence)WAAY1
97Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-RogersKFSM1
98BoiseKBOI1
Barrie / Orillia1
106Lincoln & Hastings-KearneyKOLN1
117Yakima-Pasco-Richland-KennewickKNDO1
138RockfordWREX1
199MankatoKMNF-LD1

Contestants by state/province

State / ProvincePlayers
California22
New York22
Illinois15
New Jersey9
Massachusetts6
Ontario6
Colorado5
District of Columbia5
North Carolina5
Ohio5
Pennsylvania5
Texas5
Washington5
Connecticut4
Michigan4
Georgia3
Maryland3
Virginia3
Alabama2
Arizona2
Arkansas2
Missouri2
Oregon2
Rhode Island2
Vermont2
Alberta1
Florida1
Idaho1
Iowa1
Kansas1
Louisiana1
Minnesota1
Nebraska1
New Hampshire1
Oklahoma1
Quebec1
Utah1

2022 Tournament of Champions

RankMarketStationPlayers
10San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO3
3ChicagoWLS2
9Boston (Manchester)WBZ2
27NashvilleWZTV2
1New YorkWABC1
Toronto / Hamilton1
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA1
8Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA1
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG1
22Portland, ORKATU1
23Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD1
26PittsburghWPXI1
91El Paso (Las Cruces)KDBC1
127Monterey-SalinasKSBW1

2022 Second Chance Competition

RankMarketStationPlayers
1New YorkWABC4
28BaltimoreWBFF2
30San DiegoKNSD2
2Los AngelesKABC1
3ChicagoWLS1
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
8Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA1
15Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
25IndianapolisWTHR1
27NashvilleWZTV1
35AustinKXAN1
74Flint-Saginaw-Bay CityWNEM1
117Yakima-Pasco-Richland-KennewickKNDO1