CBS News' 'Face the Nation' is the Number 1 Public Affairs Show in Household Ratings and Total Viewers on Sunday, May 13

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CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, May 13, placing first in both households and viewers. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.1/06 in households, 3.01 million viewers and 0.6/03 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.

FACE THE NATION is up +24% in households (from 1.7/05), +32% in viewers (from 2.28m) and +20% in adults 25-54 (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 2.83m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03) compared to last season. FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC), season-to-date.

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer hosted a discussion on same-sex marriage with Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Ted Olson, solicitor general under President George W. Bush; Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; singer Clay Aiken; Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry; and Mark McKinnon, Newsweek contributor and one of George W. Bush’s campaign strategists. Schieffer also interviewed Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) about the recently thwarted terrorist bomb plot and hosted a Mother’s Day panel with former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, author Bay Buchanan, Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger and CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.

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.

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