It looks like Conan O’Brien will have some serious competition when “Conan” debuts at 11 p.m. on Monday.
The current king of late night is none other than “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart, as the Comedy Central mock newscast closed out October as the No. 1 late night talk show among adults 18-49.
This makes the “Daily Show” the first program that wasn’t “The Tonight Show” or“The Late Show with David Letterman” to do so since at least 2000, according to a press release from Comedy Central.
But ratings website TVByTheNumbers.com offers a few grains of salt with this news, pointing out that during the week of October 18, all three of the late night programs mentioned were airing repeats. The site suggests that if that week had been included, “Daily Show” would’ve been behind both Letterman and Leno.