Overnights: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Sees Mixed Results

Jon Stewart’s latest turn at The Daily Show anchor desk Monday night saw growth among younger viewers, but a decline in total viewers.

Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the June 17, 2024 Daily Show averaged 740,000 total viewers with 165,000 P18-49 at 11 p.m. That’s -4% in total viewers but +18% in the P18-49 demo from Stewart’s June 10 Daily Show episode. The 740,000 represents Stewart’s smallest total live-plus-same-day audience since May 20, but the 165,000 represents the show’s largest live-plus-same-day audience in the 18-49 demo in more than a month (since May 13, 2024).

It’s also worth keeping in mind that last night’s Daily Show will see significant linear viewership growth once delayed-viewing data arrives in the coming days. For example, The Daily Show‘s June 10 episode averaged 770,000 total live-plus-same-day viewers at 11 p.m. The total June 10 audience grew to 1,546,000 viewers after live-plus-three-day data rolled in.

Stewart was joined on Monday’s Daily Show by Protestant minister, social activist, and Yale Divinity School professor Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, who discussed his latest book “White Poverty: How Exposing Myths About Race and Class Can Reconstruct American Democracy.”

The Daily Show correspondents Ronny Chieng and Desi Lydic will co-host the program tonight and Thursday at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

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