03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Can The "Daily Show" And "Colbert Report" Survive The Strike?

The tentpoles of Comedy Central have recorded ratings declines in the first two weeks of the writers' strike.

Both "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert were forced into repeats on Nov. 5. Since then, in the demographic of viewers ages 25-to-54, "The Daily Show" is down 35 percent and "The Colbert Report" is down 28 percent versus the prior fourth quarter average.

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