NBC’s The Blacklist isn’t the only show getting a plum post-Super Bowl broadcast on Sunday, February 1, 2014. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will head to Phoenix for a special live telecast that night after NBC stations’ late local news. Fallon’s taking his show to Phoenix’s Orpheum Theater that night, following NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. Fallon will continue his road trip and tape from Los Angeles, at Universal Studios Hollywood, February 2-5, marking the late-night franchise’s first visit to Los Angeles since moving back east to 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s studio 6B in New York when Fallon took over following Jay Leno’s exit.
In 2012, Fallon – then hosting NBC’s Late Night – broadcast a post-Super Bowl show following the premiere of singing competition series The Voice. Back then, Fallon averaged a 2.5 rating in the demo and 6.1 million viewers overall (Live+Same Day). The following year, CBS late-night host Craig Ferguson broadcast his Late Late Show after his network’s presentation of Super Bowl XLVII and a special episode of the network’s then-freshman drama Elementary.