Comedy Central is laughing all the way to the bank. The funny network is boasting one of the hottest summers in history. Fueled by series both established and new, and ratings records for the months of July and August, 2010 marks Comedy Central's highest-rated and most-watched summer ever among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. For the summer, COMEDY CENTRAL was the #1 cable network in Prime among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24.
Led by the break-out of "Tosh.0," the most-watched series in all of television on Wednesday nights with Men 18-34 and Men 18-24, the highly-anticipated return of "Futurama," which was the most-watched show in all television among Men 18-34 in its timeslot, and the epic "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of David Hasselhoff," COMEDY CENTRAL saw ratings soar by double digits vs. last summer to all-time summer highs among Adults 18-49 (up +25%), Adults 18-34 (+35%), Men 18-34 (+37%) and Men 18-24 (+27%).
Summer success wasn't limited to just Primetime, as the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" cemented their status as the most-influential series in late night, recording the most-watched and highest-rated summers in each show's history among Total Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24.
Comedy Central's late-night tandem also took the title as the most-watched late night talk shows, cable or broadcast, among Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24.
"The Colbert Report" will welcome troops back home and celebrate their service and sacrifice by broadcasting special shows "Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape" today (September 8) and Thursday, September 9 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. The audience on both nights will be comprised of veterans and active duty service men and women in the studio as well as by satellite audiences from Walter Reed Hospital, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Guests will include Vice President Joe Biden, Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq, Ray Odierno and Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), among others.