Vanity Fair Describes Stewart’s, Colbert’s ‘Stage of Global Conquest’ in 2013 Power Rankings

by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

"The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart Presents President Barack Obama

Talk about a power couple.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may not be newcomers to late-night, but they show no sign of slowing or stopping. At least that’s Vanity Fair’s position in its 2013 power rankings, “The New Establishment,” which highlights 25 members of the “power elite who demonstrate why they’re not going anywhere soon.” In the company of Jay Z and Beyonce, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Stewart and Colbert clocked in at #11. “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone also landed at #22 on the list. 

Vanity Fair describes Stewart’s and Colbert’s “Stage of Global Conquest”:

Next year marks Stewart’s 15th year hosting The Daily Show, but he remains the late-night gold standard among younger viewers. During the first quarter of this year, The Daily Show and its brother program, The Colbert Report, ranked first and second among 18-to-49-year-old viewers—ahead of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.

There you have it — the gold standard! “South Park,” recently premiered its 17th season to the show’s highest ratings in three years. It will be on the air until 2016, at a minimum.

You can check out the full rankings here.

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