It's time for our annual off-topic discussion of who will watch the Super Bowl's lead-out program. CBS has the broadcast rights to Super Bowl 50, and the last time they had an opportunity to air something, they chose to air an episode of Elementary in 2013. That ended up tanking, as it only captured 20.8 million viewers, but that could be attributed to the Super Bowl having lasted so late into the night that year.
This year, CBS is doing something unprecedented: they are airing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after the game. It is the first time a talk show has ever aired directly after a Super Bowl. The line up of guests on the show include Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Key & Peele, Margot Robbie, and Megyn Kelly. The show will be LIVE and focus a lot on the Super Bowl game that just took place, which Colbert says will be a unique challenge:
"The game ends and 20 minutes later we do the show, so we've got 20 minutes to write an hour show, Gayle. Can it be done? They said it couldn't be done," Colbert said. But his team did run a trial, Colbert shared, and "it seems to be possible to do."
Although I think the show might do well in the ratings, I don't understand why CBS would miss the opportunity to try to give a boost to one of its prime time shows.
Five years ago, only 18% of you said you'd tune in to watch Glee after the Super Bowl. Four years ago, only 12% of you said you'd tune in to watch The Voice. Three years ago, 63% of you said you'd tune in to watch Elementary. Two years ago, only 27% of you said you'd tune in to watch New Girl. Last year, 50% of you said you'd tune in to watch The Blacklist. What about this year? Vote in the poll below and let us know in the comments section. Also, feel free to spin this into an off-topic discussion about current television shows you are in to as well!