It’s all over but the last moment of Zen for fans of Jon Stewart, who hosts his last Daily Show tonight.
Even Arby’s, constantly lampooned by Stewart, claims to be sorry to see him go.
Marketers are paying $230,000 for 30 seconds of time for tonight’s finale, even though Stewart’s total audience is comparatively small, the Wall St. Journal says.
Why? Because the young people who watch it are more affluent than viewers of any other late-evening show.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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