via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, August 26, placing first in households, viewers and adults 25-54. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.1/06 in households, 2.90m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since May 13, 2012. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 63% 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 (2.86m 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).
Bob Schieffer anchored the broadcast live from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. and interviewed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); former Gov. Haley Harbour (R-Miss.); Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; and Rep. Martha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Schieffer also hosted a roundtable with Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review; Washington Post reporter Dan Balz; CBS THIS MORNING co-host Norah O’Donnell; 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.