Summer may be coming to an end, but The Daily Show with Trevor Noah continues to bring the heat. Comedy Central’s late-night franchise scored its most-watched month ever among total viewers in August. In addition, The Daily Show passed The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon among Adults 18-34 to become the #1 daily, late-night talk show among millennials. Among Adults 18-49, the Comedy Central franchise maintained its #3 ranking in the key demographic, behind only The Tonight Show and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The continued growth of The Daily Show lifted Comedy Central to its highest growth in Total Day Share among Adults 18-49 since September 2013 and fourth consecutive month of year-over-year growth in share.
Across the month of August, The Daily Show averaged 1.6 million total viewers (L3), up +37% vs. August 2016, the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year gains. The series also built on year-ago levels with Adults 18-49, scoring a .72 rating for a gain of +29%. Across the entirety of Noah’s second season at the helm of The Daily Show he has posted monthly and quarterly gains vs. prior year. Season-to-date, The Daily Show is averaging 1.43 million total viewers (+15% vs. prior year, L7) and a .69 Adults 18-49 rating (+12%).
Boosted by the growth of The Daily Show, Comedy Central recorded its fourth consecutive month of year-over-year growth in Total Day Share among Adults 18-49 (LSD) and its highest growth since September 2013 (+11%). Heading into the fall season Comedy Central is poised for continued growth in September with new seasons of South Park, Broad City and Nathan For You, the series premiere of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, and new episodes from Tosh.0, The Jim Jefferies Show and The President Show.
Trevor Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz are the Executive Producers of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with Justin Melkmann as Co-Executive Producer. Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell are Supervising Producers. Zhubin Parang is the Head Writer with Daniel Radosh as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Paul Pennolino. 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 (6.8M followers) and Instagram (930K followers), subscribe to their YouTube channel (2.4M subscribers) and become a fan of The Daily Show on Facebook (7.4M fans). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (7.3M followers), Facebook (4.5M fans) and Instagram (1.7M followers). Fans can also receive The Daily Show “Flash Briefing” on Amazon Alexa devices and subscribe to The Daily Show’s Emmy® Award-nominated “Between the Scenes” content via Facebook’s new Watch tab.
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