If you think Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert are the most popular hosts on Comedy Central, think again, writes James Hibberd at The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
Daniel Tosh has secured that title with "Tosh.0," which has become the network’s most-watched studio-based program, the story says. The show also hit another high on Wednesday, becoming the network’s best performing show in its time period since "Chappelle’s Show" in 2004, the article adds.
Tosh is drawing 2.2 million viewers and a 1.5 rating with viewers between the ages of 18 to 49 years old, representing a 24 percent jump from its previous cycle. "The Daily Show," meanwhile, is averaging 2 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the demographic, while Colbert’s program is attracting 1.4 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the demographic.
"It’s a show that came in under the radar and it’s a truly word-of-mouth kind of show," says Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman.