Cable King Jon Stewart Beats Out Letterman and LenoEven when you're a comic superstar like Jon Stewart, it takes something monumental for a cable guy to beat out network titans like David Letterman and Jay Leno. Well, people, that time has come. It took an interview with President Barack Obama and 215,000 people rallying in costume, but Stewart's 'The Daily Show' finally edged out Letterman and Leno's ratings by a nose for October, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Stewart took the crown by averaging 1.3 million viewers versus 1.2 million viewers for Leno and Letterman for the 18-49 demographic. It's the first time a show other than 'The Tonight Show' or 'The Late Show' didn't win the top spot since 2000, although it was a crazy month for Stewart that he couldn't possibly repeat every time. For lack of a better analogy, Stewart's ratings were on steroids, but he will certainly bask in the glory while he has it.