“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will broadcast a special live one-hour episode immediately following Super Bowl 50, CBS announced Wednesday.
The Colbert-hosted “The Late Show” will be the first late-night series ever to air in the post-Super Bowl slot. After late local news, “The Late Late Show With James Corden” will also air a special Super Bowl Sunday edition
“It’s been a very big year in late night at CBS,” Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, said. “We’re extremely proud of our two new late night franchises, and we’re thrilled to give Stephen and James this big Super Bowl Sunday showcase.”
Since Colbert debuted on Sept. 8, his late-night show’s audience has increased by 20 percent to 3.3 million viewers, and is up 60 perecent in adults 18-49 demographic, compared to last year when David Letterman hosted the show.
Digitally, “The Late Show” has grown 2100 percent in full episode streams on CBS.com and CBS apps, and has garnered 31 million social impressions since its premiere–more than any late night show–according to Nielsen Social.
Corden is averaging 1.3 million viewers since his premiere on March 23. Online, the show has amassed more than 264 million views on its YouTube channel, which has grown to more than 1 million subscribers.
Many of Corden’s signature “Carpool Karaoke” segments featuring top musical artists have become instant viral video sensations.
Super Bowl 50 will air on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m./5c from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will immediately follow at 10 p.m./9c and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will air at 11:35 p.m./10:35c. Note: times are approximate after post-game coverage.