Jon Stewart may no longer be host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," but he was still on Twitter users' minds when new host Trevor Noah made his debut Monday night.
The show racked up 29,397 tweets, according to early Nielsen TV ratings. Of the tweets, 13,968 -- almost 48% -- contained "reactions," or tweets with emotions, according to Canvs, a social TV platform. The company uses relevant tweets, provided by Nielsen, to gauge what emotions people have about TV. The tweets are then broken down into reactions.
An estimated 31% of the reaction tweets were emotions of "love," much of that directed at Noah, who is a 31-year-old South African comedian. About 26% of reaction tweets were congratulatory, with users commending the Viacom-owned network and Noah for kicking off the new show.
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Still, not everyone was sold yet on the fresh-faced host. Many on Twitter were not ready to let go of Stewart.
But Noah tried, and immediately addressed his predecessor.
“Jon Stewart was more than just a late-night host,” he said during the show's first episode. “He was often our voice, our refuge and in many ways, our political dad. And it’s weird because dad has left. And now it feels like the family has a new stepdad -- and he’s black, which is not ideal.”
And for some, that was enough.
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