via press release:
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
ON SUNDAY, DEC. 4
"FACE THE NATION" POSTS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE MARCH 13, 2011
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +10% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +14% IN VIEWERS, +33% IN ADULTS 25-54 AND +13% IN “BOOMERS,” COMPARED TO THE SAME WEEK LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the number one public affairs show. FACE THE NATION is first in households, viewers, adults 25-54, and “boomers” adults 35-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The CBS broadcast posted 2.2/06, (tied with NBC) in households, 3.29m in viewers, 0.8/03 in adults 25-54 and 0.9/04 in “boomers” adults 35-54. The CBS broadcast posted its largest audience since March 13, 2011.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +10% in households, +14% in viewers, +33% in adults 25-54 and +13% in “boomers.” FACE THE NATION remains first in adults 25-54, season-to-date.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, President Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs, and presented a roundtable analysis from CBS News Chief White Correspondent Norah O'Donnell, CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, CBS News Political Correspondent Jan Crawford, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and Politico's Chief White Correspondent Mike Allen.
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 from Washington, 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.