When Trevor Noah first took over the helm of The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in late September 2015, he had a hard time finding his footing. Taking over a hosting position from a beloved, 16-year veteran is no small feat, and finding one’s own voice takes time. Since then, Noah has clearly become more and more comfortable behind the desk, and has seemingly really found his stride. Case in point: Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that The Daily Show with Trevor Noah broke a series of personal records in the past few months.
The second quarter of 2017 was a big one for Noah, with the network announcing that it was The Daily Show’s most-watched quarter since Noah took over hosting duties. What’s more, the week of May 29th was Noah’s most watched since the week he took over hosting, and June was the show’s most watched month in total viewers. As per usual, the show remained the most-watched late night program among millennial men aged 18-34.
There’s nothing quite like the inauguration of one of the nation’s most controversial presidents to bump up the ratings of a political talk show.