via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW IN VIEWERS FOR FOUR STRAIGHT WEEKS
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS (TIED WITH NBC) AND VIEWERS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22
CBS News’s FACE THE NATION is the #1 public affairs show in viewers for the fourth straight week. FACE THE NATION was first in households (tied with NBC), viewers and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC and ABC) on Sunday, April 22. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.2/06 in households with 3.14m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54, 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.
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 Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), former Secret Service Director Ralph Basham, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas). Schieffer also interviewed Stephanie Cutter of the Obama campaign and Eric Fehrnstrom of the Romney campaign and hosted a political roundtable with Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post, Major Garrett of National Journal, CBS News Chief WhiteCorrespondent Norah O’Donnell and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson. Finally, Schieffer led a discussion on poverty with authors Tavis Smiley and Cornel West.
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.