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Tosh Getting Bigger Ratings Than Stewart and Colbert

By / 07.14.10

In a testament to how I’m always right about what’s good, Daniel Tosh’s “Tosh.0″ is garnering bigger ratings than Comedy Central’s two late-night giants, “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” In the last six weeks, Tosh’s summer season has gotten more viewers than any Comedy Central show in that time slot since “Chappelle’s Show” in 2004.

“It’s a show that came in under the radar and it’s a truly word-of-mouth kind of show,” said Kent Alterman, head of original programing at Comedy Central. “He hasn’t been written about that much [Ed. Note: Hey, f*ck you, pal]. There’s really just one factor that stands out — the show is really funny.”

“Tosh” is averaging 2.2 million viewers this season vs. 2 million for “The Daily Show” and 1.4 million for “Colbert Report.” Overall, it is the third most-popular show on the network (behind “South Park” and “Futurama”). [THR]

Of course, Tosh airs in primetime, not late night, and his show is weekly compared to the four nights a week Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on the air. And that raises the question: could “Tosh.0″ air Mondays through Thursdays with the big dogs? I don’t know; it’s pretty hard to find people who can find funny Web clips and write offensive jokes about them every day. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to catch up on my tentacle rape hentai videos.


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