The early numbers for Super Bowl 50 are in, and they’re humongous (if not record-breaking).
According to fast nationals released by CBS, Denver’s win over Carolina delivered 111.9 million total viewers, down 2 percent from last year’s Patriots/Seahawks match-up (114.4 million) yet standing as the third-most watched program in TV history.
Leading out of the Big Game, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert drew 21.1 million total viewers and a 7.9 demo rating, the franchise’s best numbers since its August 1993 launch. That trails what NBC’s post-game Blacklist did a year ago (25.7 mil) but rivals what Fox’s New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine combo averaged in 2014 (20.7 mil).
Following local news, The Late Late Show With James Corden did 5 mil and a 1.9, marking its biggest audience since the franchise’s 1995 launch.