After a rocky first year (long-time host out; new host in; see articles like “Can Anything Save Comedy Central Now?”, Aug 2016 | Vanity Fair), February was “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’s” most-watched and highest-rated month ever among total viewers (1.5 million total viewers) 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, Comedy Central says.
“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)
Host Noah’s global resonance is growing with international ratings up +22% year-over-year since the election, led by strong increases in the UK, Belgium, Norway and Sweden.
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.