via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW FOR THREE STRAIGHT WEEKS
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS AND VIEWERS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +28% IN HOUSEHOLDS, +24% IN VIEWERS AND +40% IN ADULTS 25-54 COMPARED TO THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 public affairs show for three straight weeks. FACE THE NATION was first in households and viewers on Sunday, April 15. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.3/06 in households with 3.13m viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 64% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION is also up +28% in households (from 1.8/05), +24% in viewers (from 2.53m) and +40% in adults 25-54 (0.7/03 from 0.5/02), compared to the same day last year.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in households (2.1/06 from 2.0/05), +6% in viewers (3.00m from 2.84m) 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 (tied with NBC).
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Schieffer also hosted two roundtable discussions. The first included CBS News Chief WhiteCorrespondent Norah O’Donnell and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post. The second was a discussion about the Trayvon Martin case with CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann, CBS News Legal Analyst Jack Ford, Touréof TIME magazine and Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University.
FACE THE NATION is broadcast on Sundays at 10:30 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.