Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Just Had Its Most-Watched Week Ever

Yes, that includes his premiere week — thanks, Mr. President!

Last Updated: May 19, 2017 @ 4:33 PM

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” just landed its most-watched week ever in Nielsen’s Live + Same Day TV Ratings, with an average of 1.045 million total viewers. Yes, that’s even more than he got in his premiere week.

The September 2015 debut week of Noah’s “Daily Show” earned 1.019 million overall audience members.

The week of May 15 was a big one in politics: President Trump firing FBI director James Comey proved a boon for a number of news-centric talk shows.

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” recently closed a quarter up 36 percent year over year in total viewers, and was 18 percent higher than 2016’s comparable quarter among adults 18-49.

Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz are executive producers. Ian Berger, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati, Justin Melkmann and Elise Terrell are supervising producers. Zhubin Parang is head writer, with Daniel Radosh as senior writer. The series is directed by Chuck O’Neil. Sarah Babineau is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.