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Post-Debate ‘Daily Show’ Sets Record

Oct 1, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Thursday night’s post-debate episode of “The Daily Show” was seen by 2.4 million viewers – a new series record, according to figures released by Comedy Central. The special episode, which ran live on the East Coast, featured post-debate commentary from “The Daily Show” team. The show’s previous all-time high was 1.9 million viewers, set during a visit by John McCain on Jan. 21, 2004. “The Daily Show” won its time slot against all of cable in viewers 18 to 34, and placed second to Fox News in total viewers.