‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ Adds Viewers In Second Week

Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show is paying off for Comedy Central.

The late-night show recorded 1.3M total viewers for Stewart’s second episode on Monday night. This was up from 930,000 in his first week back, per Nielsen’s live+same day ratings.

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It marks the most watched Daily Show telecast since Stewart left in 2015, beating all overnight ratings for Trevor Noah’s run as host.

It comes after Stewart’s first episode back hit 3M viewers with the live+three day numbers, including simulcasts on other Paramount networks.

Stewart was followed this week by Desi Lydic, who took on the chair last night, diving into Nikki Haley’s struggle to remind people she is running for President and Trump comparing himself to Alexei Navalny. Josh Johnson also returned to talk with sneakerheads about Trump’s new gold sneakers.

Lydic also interviewed The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live star Danai Gurira with The Eternal Memory director Maite Alberdi coming up this evening and musician Jason Isbell on tomorrow night.

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