via press release:
FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE NEW SEASON, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND “BOOMERS” ON OCT. 9
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +25% IN HOUSEHOLDS, +24% IN VIEWERS, +60% IN ADULTS 25-54 AND +83% IN “BOOMERS” YEAR-TO-YEAR
For the second time in the first three weeks of the new season, CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday public affairs show. FACE THE NATION was first in households (tied with NBC), viewers, adults 25-54, and “boomers” adults 35-54. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.0/06 with 2.82m viewers, 0.8/04 in adults 25-54 and 1.1/05 in “boomers,” according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +25% in households (from 1.6/05) and up +24% in viewers (from 2.28m), +60% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/02) and +83% in “boomers” (from 0.6/03), compared to last year.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Republican Presidential hopefuls Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich about the 2012 Presidential campaign. In addition, Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, CBS News political analyst John Dickerson and Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes discussed the viability of a Gingrich or Cain presidency.
FACE THE NATION is broadcast Sundays (10:30-11:00 AM, ET; check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Mary Hager is the Executive Producer.
FACE THE NATION is one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television. It premiered on CBS on Nov. 7, 1954. The program broadcasts fromWashington, D.C., where Schieffer has spent more than 40 years covering government and politics. He has anchored "FACE THE NATION" since 1991. Guests include government leaders, politicians and global figures in the news.