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The Daily Show: Third Month Mania

Finalist in Contest or Promotion

Audience Honor in Contest or Promotion

Entered in Humor

About this entry

Every March, millions of Americans participate in March Madness. In one of the most polarizing election seasons ever, 2016 was the perfect time to capitalize on America's anger issues and create a tournament of issues to decide once and for all what Americans are maddest about.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

We built a fully responsive, multi-platform web experience for Third Month Mania. served as the destination for the tournament; allowing users to set their bracket, share their predictions on social and vote on each subsequent round and matchups. Third Month Mania became a recurring on-air segment on the show with Trevor, Hasan Minhaj and Roy Wood Jr. breaking down key matchups and team spotlights. Throughout the tournament, we released exclusive content on social, and the Comedy Central App to generate buzz keep the momentum going strong.


With over 3.35 million votes cast, Trump supporters were crowned the #1 issue Americans were maddest about. Third Month Mania was seamlessly integrated with the show on television and gave our viewers the power to vote and have their voice heard in a comedic, outrage-fuelled way. Third Month Mania generated over 133 million impressions on Twitter, reaching over 13 million fans on Facebook and millions of video views across, social and the CC App.


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Entrant Company / Organization Name

Comedy Central, The Daily Show


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