Colbert's 'Late Show' scores post-Super Bowl slot

Host, executive producer, writer Stephen Colbert speaks onstage during the 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' panel discussion at the CBS portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will go live on Super Bowl Sunday, the network announced Wednesday.

A specal edition of the late-night show, tentatively scheduled for 10-11 p.m., will follow the 50th Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

The Late Show with James Corden will also get a shot at a larger audience, with a slot following the local news.

Networks have traditionally used the time after the big game to expose a prime-time show – either an established hit or a new series -- to an audience that often runs into the tens of millions. According to CBS, this will be the first time a late-night show has been scheduled after the big game.

Since its Sept. 8 premiere, Colbert's Late Show has averaged 3.29 million viewers and is up 200 percent in adults 18-34, 60 percent in adults 18-49 and 43 percent  in adults 25-54, according to CBS. 

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