Thursday night, "The Daily Show," that high-larious satire program hosted by Jon -- New Murrow -- Stewart, captured 1.827 million viewers.
His pal Stephen Colbert managed to wrangle 1.371 million viewers.
That means that these two shows, which the media assure us are populist phenomenons, garnered a total of 3.198 million people ... or somewhere around .092% of the American population.
On the other hand, "Swamp People" humiliated them both (combined!), with a total viewership of nearly 5 million.
In even better news, "Swamp People" also beat that other show we're assured is some kind of phenom, "30 Rock," which was only able to pull in 3.04 million viewers ... or about .089% of the population.
Don't you just love being told the truth?
You see, the corrupt entertainment media creates a phony reality around television shows they like. This allows them to make those of us who don't share their values feel out-numbered and outside the mainstream, even though what they like is watched by less than 1% of the population.
The game is rigged.