via press release:
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +26% IN HOUSEHOLDS, +18% IN VIEWERS AND +50% IN ADULTS 25-54 COMPARED TO THE SAME WEEK LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, Feb. 19. FACE THE NATION was first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC). The CBS broadcast posted a 2.4/06 with 3.38m viewers and 0.9/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings.
FACE THE NATION was also up +26% in households (from 1.9/05), +18% in viewers (from 2.85m) and +50% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03) compared to the same week last year.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC), up +5% in households (2.1/05 from 2.0/05), +6% in viewers (2.98m from 2.82m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/04 from 0.7/03) compared to last year.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and hosted a roundtable with CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, Todd Spangler of the Detroit Free Press and Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post.
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.