During the week of May 15, which saw multiple bombshell reports rock the Trump White House, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” recorded its most-watched week since Noah took over the Comedy Central late-night show from Jon Stewart. The show averaged 1.05 million total viewers per episode, surpassing Noah’s premiere week as host in September 2015 (1.02 million). The show also just recorded its most-watched and highest-rated quarter since Noah’s premiere, up 36% year-over-year in total viewers and up 18% with in the key adults 18-49 demographic.
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Noah’s ratings run this week is most likely due in no small part to the problems plaguing Trump. First came the report on Tuesday that now former FBI Director James Comey had written in a memo that Trump personally asked him to drop the investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign