Jon Stewart’s farewell episode on The Daily Show generated 232,000 Tweets about the program, seen 26,390,000 times by an audience of 4,273,000 people in the U.S. (including 3 hours before and after the show), according to Nielsen.
That includes 115,110 around the hashtag #JonVoyage, 101,160 Tweets around Jon Stewart, and 39,744 around Daily Show, between 11 PM ET yesterday and 3 AM ET today, according to Amobee Brand Intelligence Twitter data.
Stephen Colbert generated the most Tweets in that period, among the show’s former correspondents who returned to say so-long last night. Colbert clocked 6,669, which is good news for CBS, where he’s launching next month as host of Late Show. Colbert surprised Stewart by going off teleprompter with a heartfelt thanks.
HBO’s Last Week Tonight host (and former Daily Show summer fill-in host) John Oliver received 1,341 Tweets in the same time period. Wyatt Cenac clocked 945 Tweets, most likely because his appearance on the finale last night was a bit of a surprise, Cenac having recently singed Stewart in a podcast interview. Meanwhile Steve Carell accumulated 684 Tweets in the same time period, and incoming The Daily Show host Trevor Noah generated 873 Tweets around his appearance.