Top 50 U.S. Markets

Local Television Market Universe Estimates (as per The Nielsen Company).
Please see this page for the complete list, which includes number of television households, and percentage of total U.S. households.

Estimates as of January 1, 2013 and used throughout the 2012-2013 television season.

Designated Market Area (DMA) Rankings

  • 1 New York, NY
  • 2 Los Angeles, CA 
  • 3 Chicago, IL
  • 4 Philadelphia, PA
  • 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
  • 6 San Francisco-Oak-San Jose, CA 
  • 7 Boston (Manchester), MA 
  • 8 Washington, DC
  • 9 Atlanta, GA
  • 10 Houston, TX
  • 11 Detroit, MI
  • 12 Seattle-Tacoma, WA
  • 13 Phoenix (Prescott), AZ
  • 14 Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota), FL
  • 15 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • 16 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 17 Denver, CO
  • 18 Cleveland Akron (Canton), OH
  • 19 Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn, FL
  • 20 Sacramnto-Stkton-Modesto, CA
  • 21 St. Louis, MO
  • 22 Portland, OR 
  • 23 Pittsburgh, PA
  • 24 Raleigh-Durham (Fayetvlle), NC
  • 25 Charlotte , NC
  • 26 Indianapolis, IN
  • 27 Baltimore, MD 
  • 28 San Diego, CA
  • 29 Nashville, TN
  • 30 Hartford & New Haven, CT 
  • 31 Kansas City, KS
  • 32 Columbus, OH 
  • 33 Salt Lake City 
  • 34 Milwaukee, WI
  • 35 Cincinnati, OH
  • 36 San Antonio, TX
  • 37 Greenvll-Spart-Ashevll-And, NC
  • 38 West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL
  • 39 Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk, MI
  • 40 Las Vegas, NV
  • 41 Oklahoma City
  • 42 Birmingham (Ann and Tusc) 
  • 43 Harrisburg-Lncstr-Leb-York, PA
  • 44 Norfolk-Portsmth-Newpt Nws, VA
  • 45 Austin, TX
  • 46 Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem, NC
  • 47 Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM
  • 48 Louisville, KY
  • 49 Memphis, TN
  • 50 Jacksonville, FL