Two new shows launched in the same midnight timeslot during the last two weeks, and the rating are in for the initial episodes of Comedy Central's Chris Hardwick-fronted game show @midnight and TBS's The Pete Holmes Show. Last week, @midnight debuted to 549,992 total viewers and 260,876 adults 18-49, while Pete Holmes' first episode this week to 407,000 total viewers and 245,000 adults 18-49.
That said, @midnight benefits from having a stronger lead-in in The Colbert Report (628,000 in the 18-49 demo) compared to Pete Holmes's lead-in, Conan (482,000 in 18-49).
While both hosts are technically competing in the ratings, they've been friends for years and don't see it that way (Holmes even has [...]
Chris Hardwick, king of the Nerdist empire and TV’s most prolific host, brings his infectious enthusiasm to Comedy Central tonight with a new late night game show, @midnight. It premieres at… well, midnight, right after the channel’s dominant Daily Show/Colbert Report block. Produced by Funny or Die with Reno 911!’s Tom Lennon and Ben Garant serving as executive producers, the show pits a rotating lineup of Hardwick’s favorite comics — among them Doug Benson, Natasha Leggero, June Diane Raphael, James Adomian, Ron Funches, and Rob Delaney — against one another in lampooning the silliest, most bizarre social media events of the day. It’s billed as “the ultimate Internet [...]
Futurama's series finale is airing on September 4th at 10pm, and in order to blow it out, Comedy Central has called in professional guy-who-talks-about-a-show-on-TV-immediately-after-it-airs, Chris Hardwick, to chat with series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The discussion will take place on Comedy Central's site and Nerdist's YouTube channel in two half-hour chunks at 9:30pm and 10:30pm, immediately before and after the airing of the finale. The creators will be joined by castmembers Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom. It'll be the last time they're all together, unless the show gets un-cancelled, which honestly wouldn't be all that shocking given the show's history.
Comedian and podcaster Chris Hardwick is set to break some kind of record for hosting the most simultaneous TV shows at once. At Comic-Con this weekend, Hardwick was announced as the host of Talking Bad, the new half-hour after-show that will accompany the AMC drama's final season beginning August 11th. The network announced the show in May, but this is the first we've heard of Hardwick being the host. This marks the fourth current television show Hardwick is hosting, joining BBC America's The Nerdist, AMC's post-Walking Dead chat show Talking Dead, and Comedy Central's new 12am game show @Midnight, which is set to debut this fall. Somebody will [...]
The Nerdist podcast just released its annual Stand-Up Cluster, a collection of performances from some of the best up-and-coming comedians. The medium of podcasting is so perfectly built for releasing stand-up that it's a wonder this yearly special and Put Your Hands Together are some of the only stand-up podcasts out there. Nerdist Stand-Up Clusters from previous years have featured the likes of Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes, and Matt Braunger before they broke out. This year's special, which you can listen to here, features Ali Wong, Dan Telfer, Mark Little, Beth Stelling, Maronzio Vance, Aparna Nancherla, Ryan Singer, and Ron Funches, many of whom you'll hear of in [...]