Just two months into his 'Late Night' talk show... Stephen Colbert has learned he'll benefit from a super-sized lead-in next February.

FOX News' Gurnal Scott reports:

Colbert has joked about being delayed by 'Thursday Night Football' on CBS...

(Colbert) "To the winning team whose logo should be on this green screen helmet by the time we go to air... Congratulations team's name here."

Well, on Super Bowl Sunday in February... Colbert will know who won his show will air live after the NFL title game.

Colbert, who replaced David Letterman in September could see a huge audience that night. The Super Bowl draws more than 100 million viewers... And if fans stick around, Colbert could be as big a hit as perhaps the commercials.

In New York City, Gurnal Scott, FOX News.