Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central on DStv moves to a new later timeslot of 9:55pm from 2017.

Comedy Central (DStv 122) is moving The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to a later timeslot of 21:55 from 2017 for South African and African viewers.

It is the first timeslot change for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since the version of the show with Trevor Noah as its host started in September 2015.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah returned on 4 January 2017 to Comedy Central in America and on MultiChoice's DStv and is no longer broadcast at 21:00 but 21:55.

South African and African viewers are still being shown the latest episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah broadcast on Comedy Central in America, within 24 hours on Comedy Central Africa.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is broadcast Tuesday to Fridays.

Comedy Central Africa and Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) didn't want to give a reason for the latest timeslot shift, but it very likely has to do with the mercurial nature of The Daily Show that often stops and takes production breaks, making it very difficult to guarantee stability in the form of 4-day a week new content during the 21:00 prime time timeslot.

With The Daily Show moved an hour later, VIMN Africa's Comedy Central Africa bosses can plan better and strip more "regular" 5-day a week, weekday "new" content during the hour that creates more stable ratings.