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December 23, 2008

Jeopardy! Map of the U.S.


It's been running on U.S. TV for nearly 45 years, having debuted on NBC back in March, 1964.

According to Ken Jennings's blog, the map above was a 1999 Newsweek magazine sidebar feature.

Who's Ken Jennings?

Surely you jest.

The map summarized:

• Trebekkies (after the host Alex Trebek) watch the show most avidly. These are concentrated in South Dakota and Mississippi (whole state covered), Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Vermont, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Montana.

• The most trivia-challenged states are Utah (entirely) and (for a large part) California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Indiana and Ohio.

[via Strange Maps]

December 23, 2008 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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i find this map hard to believe. it seems like the color scale should represent the exact opposite.

Posted by: crowamonghens | Dec 24, 2008 10:04:23 PM

I'm confused about the location of trebekkies in Alaska. I'm from there and there really isn't any sort of population in that part of the state, unless it's slightly skewed, and they are trying to show Fairbanks. My family members are fans, and we live in Wasilla. Of course no one ever asked us.

Posted by: Andrea | Dec 23, 2008 8:38:51 PM

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