NEW YORK, September 29, 2015 – Last night’s premiere of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” scored a total reach of 7.5 million viewers across its simulcast of Viacom Media Networks brands. On Comedy Central, ratings among Adults 18-34 soared by 41% and the show’s median age dropped by six years (46).
The premiere also drew its third-largest Live + Same Day gross average audience in the series’ storied history last night with 3.7 million total viewers tuning in across the night. In addition, the premiere of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” was #1 series on Nielsen Social Guide for the day ranked on Unique Audience among all non-sports programming. (Source: Nielsen Social Guide)
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Guests for the remainder of premiere week include Whitney Wolfe (September 29), Governor Chris Christie (September 30) and Ryan Adams (October 1). will be available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App. Viewers can follow “The Daily Show” on Twitter (4 million followers) and by becoming a fan of “The Daily Show” on Facebook (5 million fans) and Instagram (145K followers). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (2.5 million followers), Facebook (2.6 million fans) and Instagram (372K followers).
Trevor Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Tim Greenberg, Jill Katz and Adam Lowitt are the Executive Producers of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” with Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller as Co-Executive Producers. Pam DePace, Justin Melkmann, and Baratunde Thurston are Supervising Producers. Zhubin Parang is the Head Writer with Daniel Radosh as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Chuck O’Neil.
Nielsen, 9/28/15, Live+SD, Total Viewers, 1 minute qualifier across 11:00 p.m. simulcast across BET, CMT, Centric, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Spike, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic and Comedy Central (11:00 p.m. premiere and 1:35 a.m. encore).
Gross Average Audience Sourcing:
Nielsen, 9/28/15, Live+SD, Total Viewers, Gross Average Audience of 11:00 p.m. telecasts on BET, CMT, Centric, Logo, MTV, MTV2, NAN, Spike, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and Comedy Central (11:00 p.m. premiere and 1:35 a.m. encore).
P18-34 Rating Comparison Sourcing:
Nielsen, 9/28/15 vs. 06/29/15-07/30/15, Live+SD, P18-49 coverage rating (excludes finale week)
Largest Gross Average Audiences (includes encore)
-October 29, 2008 – 4.5M total viewers (guest: Senator Barack Obama)
-August 6, 2015 – 3.9M total viewers (Jon Stewart finale)
-September 28, 2015 – 3.7M total viewers (Trevor Noah premiere)
#1 Series for the day on Nielsen Social Guide ranked on Unique Audience for All (Broadcast, Cable, Synd)/All Episode Type/ All Series/ All Daypart; non-sports programming (Source: Nielsen Social Guide