Larry Wilmore’s ‘The Nightly Show’ Launch Logs 963,000 TV Viewers Monday Night

January 22, 2015 12:50 AM

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Larry Wilmore’s ‘The Nightly Show’ Launch Logs 963,000 TV Viewers Monday Night

Larry Wilmore launched Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show to an audience of 963,000, watching live or same day on Monday night. That’s short of Stephen Colbert’s calendar year crowd of 1.167 million in the timeslot, but heaps better than the 565,000 viewers @midnight‘s been averaging in the post-The Daily Show slot as it filled the gap between Colbert’s exit and Nightly Show‘s launch.

Wilmore’s opening night audience looked like this: 577,000 in the 18-49 demo, 349,000 in the 18-34 age bracket, and 465,000 were aged 25-54 – aka the news demo. For comparison sake, The Colbert Report nabbed 630,000 in the demo, 365,000 aged 18-34 and 539,000 in the news demo. And, @midnight’s tally...

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