Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


John Oliver ratings steady as 'Daily Show' host

Posted on

Daily Show John Oliver

The Daily Show‘s substitute host got off to a solid start on Monday night.

The launch of John Oliver’s 12-week takeover for Jon Stewart delivered 1.5 million viewers and a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating in the national Nielsens. That pretty much exactly matches Stewart’s average in the chair this year.

“Let’s all acknowledge for a moment that this is weird,” Oliver said to kick things off (video below). “This looks weird, it feels weird, it even sounds weird.” Oliver has been a corespondent on Daily Show for seven years. Stewart is taking a break to direct his first film, Rosewater.

Read more:

‘Daily Show’: How does John Oliver’s debut compare to Jon Stewart’s? Watch both! — VIDEO

John Oliver hosting ‘The Daily Show’: So, how did he do?

John Oliver on ‘The Daily Show’: A look back at his best segments — VIDEO

Powered by WordPress.com VIP