First Time in 10 Years: 'Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Beats 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' in Q2 Demo Ratings

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Jon Stewart has unseated Jay Leno to take the late-night ratings crown in the all-important 18-49 demographic for the just ended second quarter. It is the first time in ten years – or 40 consecutive quarters – that NBC’s The Tonight Show has not won the quarterly demo ratings race.

Granted the margin was slim: The Daily Show averaged 1.295 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic compared to The Tonight Show’s 1.292 million. CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman pulled in 1.096 million. Read More...


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