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.
Trevor Noah Skewers Candidates' Romance With Lena Dunham & Kanye West On 'Daily Show'
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.”
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