via CBS press release:
- “FACE THE NATION” SCORES ITS BEST DELIVERY IN VIEWERS SINCE 2005, BEATING ABC IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS
The CBS News Program Was Within Its Closest Margin in Viewers to “Meet the Press” Since Nov. 30, 2008
FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER posted double-digit percentage increases in key measures for the Feb. 22 broadcast, beating ABC in viewers and adults 25-54 (and tied in households). The program was up +14% in households (2.5/07 from 2.2/06) and +22% in both viewers (3.64m from 2.97m) and adults 25-54 (1.1/05 from 0.9/04) compared to the same week last year. These numbers mark FACE THE NATION’s best delivery in viewers since January 23, 2005 and best performance in both households and adults 25-54 since January 4, 2009.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +10% in households (2.2/06 from 2.0/05), +17% in viewers (3.19m from 2.72m) and +13% in adults 25-54 (0.9/04 from 0.8/04) compared to last season.
On the Sunday, Feb. 22 broadcast, Schieffer interviewed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) and Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio).
FACE THE NATION is broadcast Sundays (10:30-11:00 AM, ET; check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Carin Pratt is the executive producer.