Comedy’s Recount Counts 2.1M Viewers


Comedy Central’s special election-night edition of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount, attracted 2.1 million total viewers two-plus, the network said Wednesday.

The only Daily Show episode seen by more viewers was the post-presidential-debate show Sept. 30, which drew 2.4 million.

Comedy said Prelude to a Recount earned a 1.6 Nielsen Media Research household rating, as well as a 1.3 among viewers 18-49.

The network added that its special trailed only Cable News Network’s and Fox News Channel’s election coverage in the cable universe.