The Daily Show Sees Mixed Ratings Trend for Week of April 22, 2024

According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data for the week of April 22, 2024, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show averaged 463,000 total viewers and 99,000 P18-49. That’s -4% in total viewers, but +1% in P18-49 viewers from the previous week of original episodes (starting April 15, 2024).

Jon Stewart’s Monday, April 22 episode, his tenth as The Daily Show Monday host, drew an average of 686,000 total viewers and 158,000 P18-49 live-plus-same-day viewers at 11 p.m. That’s -8% in total viewers but +42% in P18-49 viewers from his previous Monday episode (April 15).

After Stewart’s Monday episode, Ronny Chieng and Jordan Klepper co-hosted The Daily Show’s Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25, 2024 installments. With Chieng and Klepper co-hosting, the program didn’t fare particularly well. The three episodes averaged 388,000 total viewers and 79,000 P18-49 live-plus-same-day viewers (Thursday, April 25, 2024 live-plus-three data isn’t available yet). Those numbers represent a -2% decline in total viewers, and a -15% decline in P18-49 viewers from the show’s most recent Tuesday-Thursday original episodes (April 16-18), when Dulcé Sloan led the proceedings.

The Chieng-Klepper duo also shed -6% in total viewers and -14% in P18-49 live-plus-same-day viewers from the last time TDS featured two co-hosts (Desi Lydic and Michael Kosta, March 12-14, 2024).

Despite this mixed viewership trend, numbers remain relatively strong for The Daily Show in the Jon Stewart Monday era. For reference, 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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