via press release:
SEASON-TO-DATE, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +5% IN BOTH HOUSEHOLDS AND VIEWERS AND +14% IN ADULTS 25-54 COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in both households (2.1/06 from 2.0/05) and viewers (3.00m from 2.84m), +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).
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 1.9/05 in households with 2.68m viewers and 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 on Sunday, May 6, 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.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed former Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Gov. Howard Dean, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter. Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable with Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, David Corn of Mother Jones and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.
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.