With Jordan Klepper at Desk, Daily Show Sees Tuesday-Thursday Ratings Growth

According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data for the week of June 10, 2024, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show averaged 512,000 total viewers with 111,000 P18-49. Relative to the prior week of new episodes (June 3-6, 2024), The Daily Show shed -4% in total viewers, but held steady in P18-49.

Jon Stewart’s Monday June, 10 episode, his 15th since returning to The Daily Show as weekly host, drew an average of 770,000 total viewers with 140,000 P18-49 viewers at 11 p.m., per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. When citing live-plus-same-day viewing, Stewart’s Monday, June 10 episode is -2% and -5%, respectively, from the previous Monday episode. The aforementioned averages grow to 1,546,000 with 303,000, respectively, with live-plus-three data. When taking that data into account, Stewart’s June 10 episode is +2% and +24%, respectively, from his previous Monday episode.

The Daily Show contributor Jordan Klepper hosted the program’s Tuesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 13, 2024 installments. Klepper’s three first-run episodes averaged 431,000 total viewers with 103,000 P18-49, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day. That’s +6% in total viewers, and +12% in P18-49 viewers relative to the most recent week of Tuesday-Thursday episodes (when Ronny Chieng hosted). On the downside, Klepper’s Daily Show shed -12% in total viewers and -6% in P18-49 from the last time he solo-hosted the program (week of May 6, 2024). The decline isn’t surprising, considering TV viewing is traditionally down in the summer relative to the spring.

A good deal of Daily Show viewing is done more than 24 hours after the episode’s initial airing, and the aforementioned averages should grow exponentially once delayed viewing data becomes available.

Prior to the writers’ strike in May 2023, rotating Daily Show guest hosts averaged just 369,000 total live-plus-same-day viewers per show; when The Daily Show resumed in mid-October after writers’ strike concluded, that average fell to roughly 300,000 viewers.

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