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Trump Drama helps Daily Show with Trevor Noah Score Highest Ratings Yet

Bad news is good news for some

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A turbulent White House isn’t bad for everyone, and cable-news isn’t the only outlet benefiting from the recent headlines coming out of Washington. Comedy Central‘s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” just recorded its most-watched week ever when combining Live+Same Day ratings. The week of May 15th had a delivery of 1.045 million total viewers P2+ according to the network, surpassing Noah’s premiere week as host in September 2015 (1.019 million).

The Daily Show, which also just recorded its most-watched and highest-rated quarter since Noah’s premiere, was up +36% year-over-year in total viewers and up +18% with the adults 18-49 rating. The Daily Show is also pacing to record its eighth consecutive month of year-over-year growth among total viewers and fifth consecutive month of year-over-year growth among adults 18-49.

The show has also found a steady following on YouTube, where it has attracted over 2.1M subscribers. The show releases a small clip from each show, which usually fetches anywhere from 1M to 2M+ views. Much like other late-night talk shows, “The Daily Show” has been focused on Trump and the growing list of scandals that have developed since he took office.

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. Viewers can follow The Daily Show on Twitter (6.2M followers), Instagram (825K followers) and Snapchat and by becoming a fan of The Daily Show on Facebook (7.2M fans). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (6.7M followers), Facebook (4.1M fans) and Instagram (1.5M followers).