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Sorry, Jay! Daily Show Beats Tonight Show In The Ratings!

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Can't win em all, Mr. Leno!

For the second quarter of 2011, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has beat out Jay Leno's The Tonight Show in the 18-49 demographic.

This marks the first time in TEN YEARS that The Tonight Show hasn't had the top ratings in the demo for ages 18-49. Wow!

It was a tight battle though, as Jon's show averaged 1.295 mil viewers in 18-49 demo, and Jay averaged 1.292 mil in the same demo.

Guess we'll see if Jon is able to maintain his #1 spot with 18-49 year olds…or if this was just a one-time deal.

Which late night show do U prefer? The Daily Show or The Tonight Show?

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8 comments to “Sorry, Jay! Daily Show Beats Tonight Show In The Ratings!”



  1. 1

    I like them both and since the two shows don't compete in Kansas City, I don't have to make a choice.
    I don't know why most of Hollywood has such a hard on for Leno - except, of course, when they need his audience to sell their film, musice and so forth. His show was #1 when he left the air (should never have left in the first place), and tanked when Conan became host. I love Conan but his type of humor simply did not appeal to the demo at 10:30pm (CST).
    Let's quit the sniping, there's room for everyone to live happily in late night.
    Thanks much for listening.
    Celtic Girl



  2. 2

    The Daily Show!

    Leno has never ever been funny, unless you're elderly and like your humor explained to you like a retard.

    Team Stuart, Team Coco, Team Letterman.



  3. 3

    That's because Leno is a dick and all his fans are dying off. Stewart is whip smart and funny. A much better show.



  4. 4

    Love Jon but he looks lie absolute crap for his age. Does he smoke?



  5. 5

    have to laugh at you Mario-your prejudice is showing against Jay
    you forgot to mention in your gloating that if Jon is beating Jay in the ratings (different format show to comparing apples and oranges really- but if you must…) then that means (because Jay has higher ratings than other late night shows) Jon is beating Conan, Letterman, Kimmel, Fallon, Ferguson and Chelsea by even more!!!
    .
    just thought I'd point out what you apparently don't want to acknowledge



  6. 6

    by the way Mario
    Chelsea beat Conan in the ratings recently in case you didin't know
    so don't be hammering on Leno all the time



  7. 7

    Stewart and Leno air at different times and Stewart airs earlier when more folks are watching. Still, it is a major feat for Stewart as he is on cable and Leno on NBC.



  8. 8

    Dave Letterman is the best