NEW YORK, October 3, 2017 – Couch warriors rejoice! The premiere week of Comedy Central’s newest late night entry, The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper, recorded year-over-year ratings increases of +43% among total viewers and +18% among Adults 18-49. Paired with The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central’s new late night power hour saw year-over-year increases of +13% among total viewers and +4% among Adults 18-49.
For the full week, including playback (Live+3), The Opposition averaged 683,000 total viewers and a 0.39 Adults 18-49 rating. Across Comedy Central’s new late night power hour (11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.), The Daily Show and The Opposition averaged a combined 1.1 million total viewers and a 0.54 A18-49 rating.
The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper satirizes the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left. The Opposition is the voice of the new America. It is the America that defines its own reality. It’s the America of paid protestors, Obama’s birth certificate, and the certainty that CNN is fake news.
Jordan Klepper, Stuart Miller and Trevor Noah are the Executive Producers of The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper, with Kim Gamble and Ian Berger and as Co-Executive Producers, Owen Parsons as Head Writer, and Russ Armstrong as Senior Writer. Steve Bodow is Consulting Producer. The series will be directed by Chuck O’Neil. Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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Source: Nielsen, Live+3, F3Q17: 3/27/17-6/25/17, F2Q17: 12/26/16-3/26/17, F3Q16: 3/28/16-3/26/16, STD: 9/26/16-6/25/17, excludes repeats, ranks based on impressions