via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 (TIED)
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, August 19, placing first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC). The CBS broadcast posted a 2.0/06 in households, 2.59m 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 69% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION is up +11% in households (from 1.8/05) and +8% in viewers (from 2.40m), compared to last year.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +11% in households (2.1/06 from 1.9/05) and +6% in viewers (2.86m from 2.71m) 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, Bob Schieffer interviewed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist, Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress and ProPublica reporter Kim Barker. Schieffer also led a political roundtable featuring CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post, historian Niall Ferguson and Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times.
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.