Comedy Central seems to have found a perfect fit with Trevor Noah, the performer chosen to replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”. The network confirmed today that 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 alone, the ratings among Adults 18-34 improved by 41% and the show’s median age dropped by six years (46). With a younger-audience tuning in for the event, you can expect things to change, but the first episode seemed to have pleased the critics and social media.
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.
“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).
The show has an amazing social media presence as well, with 4 million followers on Twitter 5 million fans on Facebook. The Instagram feed is a little on low side for a syndicated show at this point with 145K followers, but Noah has 372K followers to help it succeed early.
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.