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Stephen Colbert tops John Oliver on list of most in-demand talk shows

22 April, 2022

CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” edged out HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” as the most in-demand talk show in March — according to Parrot Analytics‘ data, which takes into account consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, among other consumer engagement.

Joining those two in the top tier of talk shows with over 20 times that of the average series is NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in third place.

Apple TV+’s “The Problem With Jon Stewart” is the only streaming original talk show to make the top 10 this month with 16.23 times the average series demand, hinting at how the streaming world as a whole has not yet cracked the code to make talk shows a success. Stewart made his name hosting Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” now helmed by Trevor Noah, which had higher demand than Stewart’s new Apple TV+ show.

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