Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ gets coveted post-Super Bowl spot
Stephen Colbert is about to make television history.
CBS will air a live edition of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” right after the network’s Super Bowl telecast on Sunday, Feb. 7 — the first time a late-night talk show has grabbed the coveted postgame time slot.
That means “The Late Show” will score whopping ratings — if it follows the established history of comedies and dramas the networks have aired after their Super Bowl coverage.
Last February, NBC aired its James Spader drama, “The Blacklist,” following Super Bowl XLIX.
That episode snared nearly 26 million viewers — an increase of more than 16 million from the show’s usual numbers.