The coveted CBS spot on the 7th of February 2016 has gone to the newest late show host.
CBS has given the most coveted spot after Super Bowl to Stephen Colbert. In the hour after the Super bowl the Late Show will air live. Stephen Colbert is the latest late night show host of CBS.
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On the 7th of February after the Super Bowl Stephen Colbert will carry out a live broadcast. The news was announced on Wednesday, that the Late Show will have a one hour transmission.
In February 2016 the 50th Super Bowl will take place. By those estimates the slot given to Colbert is equivalent to a golden opportunity. This is also the first time CBS has ever given a late-night show the post-Super Bowl spot.
The post-Super Bowl spot is a massive ratings guarantee. The post-Super Bowl slot is prime real estate for TV networks. Then after the news the Late Show by James Corden will make its debut on CBS.
The slot has usually been given by network executives to shows that can guarantee a strong performance. Last year the post-Super Bowl spot brought in an audience of 20 million viewers.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuted in September and received warm reviews. However the show has not reached the success of Jimmy Fallon both in ratings and demographics. Jimmy Fallon is averaging 3.8 million viewers a night. While Stephen Colbert is averaging 3.3 million viewers.
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After Super Bowl The Late Show will be broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Therefore Stephen Colbert will have to forgo the Super Bowl in California.