via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +27% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +19% IN VIEWERS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +11% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +6% IN VIEWERS
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 1.9/06 with 2.49m viewers and 0.5/03 in adults 25-54 on Sunday, July 1, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION is up +27% in households (from 1.5/04) and +19% in viewers (from 0.7/04) compared to the same day last year. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 69% of the CBS affiliates.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +11% in households (2.1/06 from 1.9/05) and +6% in viewers (2.91m from 2.76m) compared to last year. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (0.7/03, tied with NBC).
On the broadcast, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell substituted for Bob Schieffer and interviewed House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.). O’Donnell also hosted a political roundtable with Major Garrett of the National Journal, Jonathan Martin of Politico, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and CBS News Chief Legal and Political Correspondent Jan Crawford.
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.