Comedy Central

Tune In: Original Cable Programming

No. of subscribers: 91 million

Network topper: Doug Herzog,

Programming toppers: Michele Ganeless, Lauren Corrao

Top originals: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park, The Sarah Silverman Show

Upcoming originals: Lil Bush (series), American Body Shop (series)

The skinny: Comedy Central had its best year in 2006, with ratings up 6%. With the political season heating up, there promises to be heady days ahead for flagship latenight skeins such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” But net still needs to make scripted shows stick and is banking on “The Sarah Silverman Show,” which received positive reviews and was recently picked up for a second season, to do the trick.

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