CBS News’ ‘Face the Nation’ is First in Adults 25-54 (Tied) on Sunday, May 27

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CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) on Sunday, May 27. The CBS broadcast posted a 1.8/06 with 2.48m 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 the only Sunday morning public affairs program to post gains compared to the same week last year, up +13% in households (from 1.6/05), +10% in viewers (from 2.25m) and +20% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/03).

Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in households (2.1/06 from 2.0/05), +6% in viewers (2.97m from 2.81m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03) and is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC).

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to the Obama campaign, Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). Schieffer also hosted a roundtable discussion on the presidency with authors Michael Duffy, Nancy Gibbs, Robert Merry and CBS News Consultant and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.

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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