Since 2015, prime-time TV has seen a significant decline in viewership across broadcast and cable networks. This trend has also been reflected in late-night TV, where the popularity of Jon Stewart was iconic. Recent statistics show that the average age of a “Daily Show” viewer has increased to 62, while the show’s viewership has decreased significantly.
The decline in television viewership reflects the overall shift from traditional cable to streaming platforms. Consumers are increasingly choosing to watch their favorite shows and movies on-demand rather than waiting for them to air on TV. As a result, traditional television networks are struggling to retain viewers and maintain their market share.
Despite these challenges, Jon Stewart is set to return to “The Daily Show” for the first time since 2015. While there will likely be changes to the format and target audience, it remains to be seen how successful his return will be in this rapidly changing media landscape.