via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, DEC. 18
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +11% IN HOUSEHOLDS, +17% IN VIEWERS AND +60% IN ADULTS 25-54, COMPARED TO THE SAME WEEK LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.1/05 with 3.15m viewers and 0.8/03 in adults 25-54.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +11% in households (2.1/05 from 1.9/05), +6% in viewers (2.88m from 2.72m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
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.