NEW YORK, September 30, 2015 – Night two of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” brought big ratings gains for Comedy Central with the new iteration of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series showing double-digit gains across the board vs. its premiere night telecast on the #1 brand in comedy. Socially, “The Daily Show” remained the #1 series in Late Fringe on Nielsen Social Guide ranked on Unique Audience among all programming.
Compared to Trevor Noah’s Monday premiere on Comedy Central, the September 29 episode, which featured segments on Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin at the U.N. and the attempts of Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson to pander to the youth vote, increased its audience by +13% in total viewers (1.2 million), and its ratings by +20% with Adults 18-49, +21% with Adults 18-34 and +55% with Men 18-34. Versus the final quarter of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the September 29 episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” saw ratings gains of +21% with Adults 18-49, +71% with Adults 18-34, and nearly doubled the Men 18-34 rating (+92%). On the multiplatform front, Noah’s full-episode premiere (September 28) has already been streamed over 750K times and clips from the episode have recorded nearly 4 million views across platforms.
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Guests for the remainder of premiere week include Governor Chris Christie (tonight) and Ryan Adams (October 1). Scheduled guests for Noah’s second week are Seth Rogen (October 5), Aaron Sorkin (October 6), Evgeny Afineevsky (October 7) and Rachel Maddow (October 8). Episodes are available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App.
Viewers can follow “The Daily Show” on Twitter (3.8 million followers), on Facebook (5 million fans) and Instagram (150K followers). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (2.6 million followers), Facebook (2.6 million fans) and Instagram (420K 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.
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Audience and Ratings Comparison Sourcing:
Nielsen Media Research, 9/29/15 vs.9/28/15, Live+SD
Nielsen Media Research, 9/29/15 vs. 06/29/15-07/30/15, Live+SD (excludes finale week)