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The Democratic National Convention’s Bumpy Start The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Frustrated with the Oscar nominations' lack of diversity, Roy Wood Jr. shares his suggestions for what African Americans can do to get more recognition in Hollywood.

Trevor Noah got off to a good start with his debut episode of "The Daily Show" last year.
More than 3.4 million viewers watched Noah's opening night across 12 Viacom channels, including MTV, Spike, and Nick @ Nite, according to Nielsen.

On the channel that Noah will call home, Comedy Central, the host averaged 1.1 million viewers.

Roughly 561,000 of those viewers were in the sweet spot advertising demographic of those aged 18 to 49 years old.

Noah's simulcast viewership across multiple networks nearly matched the final Jon Stewart audience from August 6 when the host said goodbye alongside friends like Stephen Colbert and Bruce Springsteen.

Noah's debut also made a dent on social media where it registered 5.9 million impressions on Twitter, according to Nielsen Social.

Along with the healthy viewership, the 31-year-old South African comedian garnered mostly positive reviews from critics and TV observers.

Some, like Variety's TV columnist Brian Lowry, felt that Noah's first night was a good indication that the young host would make the satirical news show his own.

"Noah's debut found him looking more at ease and in command than he ever did as a correspondent, exhibiting a self-effacing streak about replacing Jon Stewart and a facility for selling jokes at the desk," wrote Lowry. "While Stewart left big shoes to fill, Noah's first at bat suggests the format remains durable enough to let him find his footing."

Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and has also appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman," becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late-night show. Noah has hosted numerous television shows, including his own late-night talk show in his native country, "Tonight with Trevor Noah."

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