The Daily Show Gains P18-49 Viewers in Week 4 of Jon Stewart Era

The Daily Show delivered week-to-week audience growth last week, the show’s fourth since Jon Stewart returned to host the show on Monday nights.

According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data for the week of March 4, 2024 (live-plus three isn’t available through Thursday yet), The Daily Show averaged 555,000 total viewers and 140,000 P18-49. That’s up +0.2% in total viewers (just +1,000), and a solid +9% in P18-49 viewers from the week prior (Feb. 26, 2024).

Jon Stewart’s Monday, March 4 episode averaged 1,859,000 total viewers and 374,000 P18-49 viewers, per Nielsen live-plus-three data. That’s -5% in total viewers but up +2% in P18-49 viewers from his Feb. 26 episode.

Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng hosted last week’s Tuesday through Thursday episodes (March 5-7, 2024). Chieng’s episodes averaged 441,000 total viewers and 119,000 P18-49 viewers, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. That’s up +2% in total viewers (431,000) and +11% in P18-49 viewers from the prior Tuesday-Thursday (107,000).

Prior to the writers’ strike in May, rotating Daily Show guest hosts averaged 369,000 total viewers per show; when The Daily Show resumed in mid-October after writers’ strike concluded, that average fell to roughly 300,000 viewers on average.

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