Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Grabs Historic Post-Super Bowl Time Slot
Is there any bigger ratings juggernaut than the post-Super Bowl time slot? It's like water skiing behind a Carnival Cruise ship ... with stewards tossing you goodies from the seafood buffet. CBS, which plays host to the biggest of big football games in Feb., just announced that Stephen Colbert will get that coveted position for Super Bowl 50.
It will be a special live episode of The Late Show -- the first time that a late night talk show will be aired directly after the Super Bowl. NY Daily News:
Colbert's special live episode will air after post-game coverage around 10 p.m. on Feb. 7.
The late-night history-making doesn't end there — following "Late Show" and late local news broadcasts, a live Super Bowl edition of "Late Late Show with James Corden" will air at approximately 11:35 p.m. This year’s Patriots-Seahawks showdown, broadcast on NBC, drew a record-breaking 114.4 million viewers.
Could this be the boost that helps Colbert vault past Jimmy Fallon in the ratings? Right now Fallon's Tonight Show on NBC is beating Colbert by about 3.8 million viewers per night to 3.3 million.
Unfortunately, The Late Show is performed in New York, and Super Bowl 50 will be in Santa Clara, CA -- so there's not enough time to fly in Super Bowl 50 MVP Tom Brady to be on Colbert's broadcast.
However, bringing in the Puppy Bowl MVP is still a possibility.
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