Trevor Noah’s second night hosting The Daily Show clocked a Live+Same Day audience of 1.231 million viewers in the show’s 11 PM ET Comedy Central time slot last night. That included 672K viewers in the 18-49 demo. One day earlier, making his debut as host, he’d logged 1.086 million viewers at 11 PM ET, but nabbed many more viewers in a major Viacom-wide simulcast across an additional 11 networks.
Comedy Central, which, like many cable networks these days typically does not issue numbers until Live+3 stats are available, made an exception for Noah’s premiere and put his Day 1 initial haul at 3.7M. That figure also included a repeat on the mothership. Other ratings sources put the number at 3.4M to 3.5M.
And, of course, all the numbers are subject to substantial change as the debut episode, and last night’s No. 2, will collect a substantial number of additional views in replays on Comedy Central and via other viewing platforms. More to come…
On his second night as host of the influential late-night series, Noah skewered presidential candidates’ romance with Lena Dunham and Kanye West as they wooed millennial voters. New The Daily Show host dipped a toe into American presidential cycle skewering, calling the White House race the ultimate contest to find the “toughest leader, sharpest thinker, and … old person who is best at pretending to like young-people things.” He dubbed it “Panderdemic.”