via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW FOR FIVE STRAIGHT WEEKS
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29
SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +5% HOUSEHOLDS, +6% IN VIEWERS AND +14% IN ADULTS 25-54 COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 public affairs show for the fifth straight week. FACE THE NATION was first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 on Sunday, April 29. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.1/06 in households with 3.03m 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.
Through the first 32 weeks of the 2011-2012 television season, FACE THE NATION has averaged 3.00m viewers. 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 and is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC).
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Schieffer also hosted a roundtable discussion on terrorism with Graham Allison and Peter Bergen, both TIME magazine contributors, David Ignatius of the Washington Post and CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller. CBS News Political Director John Dickerson hosted a Google+ Hangout on Campaign 2012 and Hispanic voters.
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.