The Daily Show lives on, but last night Jon Stewart said goodbye after 16 years at the helm. Stewart had help from his friends, and it was simply incredible to see the talent – from Rob Riggle to Steve Carell to, of course, Stephen Colbert – he helped showcase.
Last night’s finale generated 232,000 that were seen 26,390,000 times by an audience of 4,273,000 people in the U.S. (including 3 hours before and after the show).
According to Nielsen Social the most-tweeted minute of the show came at 11:27pm EST after Stephen Colbert gave a heartfelt thank-you to Stewart.
The final programme for Stewart saw his name mentioned 111,356 times over a 6 hour period between 9pm and 3am analytics firm Spredfast revealed.
That included 16,771 mentions through #jonstewart and 120,696 mentions of the dedicated #jonvoyage.
The Daily Show itself drew 25,021 mentions while the official @thedailyshow account was cited 35,993 times.
Twitter will certainly be back in full force when Trevor Noah takes over hosting duties on September 28.
Below, some reactions to last night’s show:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 7, 2015
Backstage at @TheDailyShow#JonVoyage@robcorddry@RobRiggle@mrmattwalsh#DailyShowpic.twitter.com/zvaJ3ilqJD — Ed Helms (@edhelms) August 7, 2015
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 7, 2015
Wish you all best, dude. Keep taking those fantastic pauses, inhales, slow squint then drop funny line... Love you, man. #jonvoyage — Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) August 7, 2015