Trevor Noah’s ratings are slowly increasing. According to Showbuzz Daily, he attracted 785,000 viewers on Thursday night, 830,000 on Wednesday night, and 895,000 Tuesday night. The ratings certainly aren’t anything to brag about, but they’re good enough to keep Trevor going as the host of The Daily Show — something that couldn’t be said just one year ago.
Trevor Noah is getting a post-election ratings bump. He continues to attract people, especially millennials, who are angry about Donald Trump’s win in the election. Critics are starting to sing Noah’s praises as well. The Atlantic especially liked a recent interview with Tomi Lahren, the host of the right wing network The Blaze.
“Noah’s 26-minute conversation with Lahren, though, posted in its entirety online, set the kind of tone that Stewart frequently called for throughout his tenure. The segment never turned into a screaming match, but it also avoided platitudes and small-talk.”
The article added that Lahren was unapologetic about her online bombast and made her way into arguments that drew gasps and boos from Noah’s audience, but the host remained even-handed and professional throughout.
Perhaps that interview helped President Obama decide to appear on Trevor Noah’s show. The Independent has the news.
“Trevor Noah will conduct the most high-profile interview of his career when he sits down with President Obama for an ‘in-depth’ discussion on Monday. The Daily Show host will interview Mr. Obama at the White House in something of an exit interview for the outgoing President.”
The article adds that Mr. Obama was a guest on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart was the host seven times. Stewart was a huge supporter of Barack Obama and defended Democrats ferociously. However, Stewart isn’t giving the media or Democrats a pass.
“Not everybody that voted for Trump is a racist. I don’t give a f**k what any of you say to me. You can yell it at me, you can tweet it at me. They’re not all racists. Or they’re not giving tacit support to a racist system. We all give tacit support to exploitative systems as long as they don’t affect us that badly,” BGR quotes Stewart as saying, adding that he met many wonderful September 11 first responders who voted for Trump.
It’s doubtful that you’ll hear Trevor Noah standing up for Trump voters anytime soon. He has been on a Trump-bashing campaign before the election and especially now that Trump has been elected. As the Huffington Post recently noted, Trevor said that Trump’s recent Carrier deal was proof that he is a terrible negotiator.
“I love how Donald Trump makes it like, ‘I told Carrier what to do and they did it.’ No, that’s not what happened. They threatened something. Trump paid them the money and they still sent hundreds of jobs to Mexico,” Noah is quoted as saying.
According to the article, Noah added that Donald Trump would be the worst hostage negotiator, telling the holders to come out with their hands up and instead of shooting them, telling them that he’s sending in a million dollars and more hostages. Many of the commenters after the article agree with Noah’s assessment.
“Trump, always coming off like the vain and foolish rooster which thinks the sun rises because he crows in the morning,” says Maria Rosa.
“I just don’t get how people — even people who voted for him — cannot see how they are being played,” says Wayne Wright.
Trevor Noah’s show on Monday will most likely produce the highest ratings of his time hosting The Daily Show. What do you think of Mr. Noah’s hosting job lately? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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