NEW YORK, March 2, 2017 – No alternative facts about this fake news show. February was The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’s most-watched and highest-rated month ever among total viewers (1.5 million total viewers P2+, up +17% from February 2016) and Adults 18-49 (0.74 rating, up +11%). The Daily Show continues to dominate among Comedy Central’s core, key millennial audience, finishing February as the most-watched and highest-rated daily late night talk show among all millennials (Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24).
Among daily late night talk shows, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is the only series to record year-over-year growth among both total viewers and Adults 18-49, both for February and the current quarter. For the month The Daily Show was up +17% among total viewers and +11% among Adults 18-49. For the current quarter the growth is up +11% and +8%, respectively and on pace for its best quarter ever, besting 4Q2016’s high water mark. Season-to-date, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is up +6% among total viewers and +3% among Adults 18-49 vs. the same timeframe across the prior season.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah also continues to succeed and grow digitally and socially, exemplifying the true multiplatform nature of the series and how it connects with Comedy Central’s target millennial audience. Digital viewing in February was up 42% versus over a year ago (source: Adobe Analytics) and The Daily Show was the most engaging show among the daily late night competitive set on social platforms in February (Facebook ,Twitter, Instagram), generating the highest engagement with over 6M total actions (likes, shares, comments, reactions, retweets). (source: Shareablee)
With his unique world-view and global analysis on The Daily Show, Noah’s global resonance is growing with international ratings up +22% year-over-year since the election, led by strong increases United Kingdom, Belgium, Norway and Sweden. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah can be viewed via Comedy Central International channels, online and through third- party program sales deals.
In addition, The Daily Show’s audience composition of Adults 18-49 remains the most-upscale and educated of all the late night talk shows, posting a median household income of $87.3K, an upscale comp% ($100k+) of 56%, and college 4+ years comp% of 56%.
Trevor Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz are the Executive Producers of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah with Ian Berger, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati, Justin Melkmann and Elise Terrell as Supervising Producers. Zhubin Parang is the Head Writer with Daniel Radosh as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Chuck O’Neil. Sarah Babineau is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App. Viewers can follow “The Daily Show” on Twitter (5.5M followers), Instagram (710K followers) and Snapchat and by becoming a fan of “The Daily Show” on Facebook (6.9M fans). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (5.9M followers), Facebook (3.6M fans) and Instagram (1.3M followers).
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Source: Nielsen, Live+3, , Feb 2017: 1/30/17-2/26/17; Feb 2016: 2/1/16-2/28/16; F1Q17td: 12/26/16-2/26/17; F1Q16td: 12/28/15-2/28/16; Season 16-17-to-date: 9/26/16-2/28/17; Season 15-16-to-date: 9/28/15-2/28/16 ranks based on impressions, excludes repeats.