Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, once called the America’s influential newscaster due to his Comedy Central program, is no longer relevant after his left-wing ideology has failed on a grand stage.
Stewart’s new AppleTV+ program, The Problem with Jon Stewart, has posted underwhelming ratings since its debut in September. The first episode was only seen by 180,000 American homes in its first week, according to numbers posted by Samba TV, and fell to only 40,000 homes by its fifth episode, which aired in March.
He made jokes about his own irrelevancy on the first episode of his show.
“Thank you for watching but my guess is you didn’t,” Stewart said. “You’re probably just going to look at aggregated clips of it somewhere, on YouTube, where you pirate ‘Ted Lasso.’ You don’t even know how to get Apple TV, do you?”
Stewart’s former Daily Show protégé, John Oliver, has supplanted his former boss. The March edition of his HBO program, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, was watched in 844,000 US homes. Stewart has been largely forgotten by his former fans who have moved on to other snarky weasels who dishonestly poke fun at their political opposition.