Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick’s @midnight with 40 week pick-up order

By | November 15, 2013 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

Comedy Central solidified its new late-night installation by picking up @midnight for 40 more weeks. It’s no surprise that the faux game show with Nerdist host Chris Hardwick at the helm was renewed. With its fun, buddy atmosphere and massive audience participation on Twitter, @midnight is the third highest-ranked late-night show in all of television in persons 18-24, and number three among cable late-night programs in adults 18-34. Essentially: Hardwick’s new show only loses the young adult ratings war to its two lead-in shows, The Daily Show and The Report Colbert.


The program, which pits comedians against each other in a social media game show with loosely-handed out points, has expanded Comedy Central’s hold on late-night programming into the midnight time slot. Comedy Central previously used the midnight hour to air re-runs of Tosh.0 and Key & Peele. The show will return with all-new episodes on January 6th. However, dedicated #HashTagWarriors will not have to wait until then for pun-oriented challenges. Hardwick closed last night’s show saying, “We will keep the party going with Twitter challenges and never-before-seen content.” So follow @midnight on Twitter to keep the fun going!

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  • The Devil

    …and so the Jeselnik vs Hardwick war of hate begins.

    I heard Anothony Jeselnik say on some podcast (a long time ago) he at first wanted to do a show called Midnight at midnight on Comedy Central. But they didn’t want to do it so he did The Jeselnik Offensive instead.

    Is Chris Hardwick a goddamn weasel?
    Comedy Central?

  • mxyzptlk

    Good to see. This became an instant hit with me and my wife, and we’re not even in that 18-24 demographic ballpark. Something about it just feels more Gen X than Baby Boomer, which Daily Show and Colbert — although good — caters more towards. Maybe that’s it.

  • dylan

    yeah, thanks for the kind words. we’re human. mistakes will be made (and quickly corrected with or without you). no need to be a jackass.

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