RELEASE from Comedy Central
"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART" AND
"THE COLBERT REPORT" PRESENT
2008: AMERICA'S CHOICE"
LIVE PRIME-TIME ELECTION NIGHT SPECIAL
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 FROM 10:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. ET
Also Air LIVE On The West Coast
At 7:00 P.M. PT
To Simulcast On MTV's 44½
JumboTron Located In The Heart Of Times Square
Broadway Between West 44th Street
And West 45th
Exclusive Videos, Live-Blog All Day Long And Host A Live Chat
7:30 P.M. – 11:30 P.M. With
Patton Oswalt, Plus Much More
YORK, October 29, 2008 -- For
the first time ever, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will co-anchor
same desk when "The Daily Show
Jon Stewart" and "The
Colbert Report" present "Indecision 2008: America's Choice,"
a LIVE Election Night primetime special, airing from 10:00 p.m. – 11:00
(7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT).
"Indecision 2008: America's
Choice" will originate from "The Daily Show's" New York-based
studio which will be transformed for the momentous night into COMEDY CENTRAL's Election
with a specially designed set for the primetime special. In
addition, "Indecision 2008: America's
Choice" will also be simulcast on MTV's 44½ JumboTron in the
Times Square on Broadway between West 44th Street and West 45th
2008: America's Choice" will feature the combined forces of the
and Peabody® Award-winning series, "The Daily Show" and
"The Colbert Report." Hosted
by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert along with "The Best F*&#ing
Team Ever!" (correspondents Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones,
Mandvi, John Oliver, Rob Riggle and contributor Larry Wilmore), the
special will bring viewers political coverage of the historic election
reports and analysis from the field and candidate headquarters.
"Indecision 2008: America's
Choice" will repeat immediately following its conclusion at 11:00 p.m.
later that night at 1:00 a.m. Repeats
will also air on Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and
Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 a.m.; and Sunday, November 9 at 7:30
a.m. All repeat times are ET/PT. The LIVE special is
sponsored by AT&T, Volkswagen, Diageo and Subway.
This marks the fifth time, dating
back to 1992, that COMEDY CENTRAL's
"Indecision" presidential coverage has gone LIVE on Election
Night. "The Daily Show" and "The
Colbert Report" had previously done a LIVE show together in 2006 with
"Indecision 2006: The Midterm Midtacular." However, this is first
time that Stewart and
Colbert will be co-anchoring a LIVE show from the same studio.
COMEDY CENTRAL's Indecision2008.com
site will have extensive coverage of Election Day. Postings will
take place all day by the site's
bloggers who will report the latest news on the presidential election
as the hot races in the House and Senate.
The site will also host a Live Chat, powered by Meebo®,
during the day and throughout the "Indecision 2008: America's Choice"
users to connect and discuss the election with other fans. There
will also be a
Live Blogging Event from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET with comedian Patton
Oswalt. In addition, throughout the day,
the site will launch exclusive interviews with "The Daily Show"
correspondents recollecting their favorite moments covering the
the past year as well as a "Swing State Seminar" with exclusive video
series hosted by comedian Kurt Braunohler that outlines the key issues
most hotly contested battleground states.
Both "The Daily Show" and "The
Colbert Report" head
into November coming off the series' most watched month ever in
"The Daily Show" setting a new monthly viewership record with an
October average of 2.1 million total viewers P2+ and "The Colbert
Report" setting its own high-water mark with an October average of 1.5
million total viewers P2+.1 For the year, “The Daily
1.9 million total viewers P2+) and "The Colbert Report: (1.4 million
viewers P2+) are currently on pace to record their most watched years
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Nielsen Media Research (09/29/08-10/26/08, Live +SD)
2 Nielsen Media Research
(12/31/07-10/26/08, Persons 2+ Delivery, Most Current)