via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +16% IN HOUSEHOLDS, +21% IN VIEWERS AND +17% IN ADULTS 25-54 COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, Sept. 16, placing first in viewers, households (tied with NBC) and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC and ABC). The CBS broadcast posted a 2.2/06 in households, 3.14m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION also posted its best deliveries in households and viewers since April 22, 2012 and its best adults 25-54 ratings since August 26, 2012. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 49% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +16% in households (from 1.9/06), +21% in viewers (from 2.59m) and +17% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03).
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in households (2.0/06 from 1.9/05), +6% in viewers (2.85m from 2.69m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) 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 Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Schieffer led a roundtable discussing the situation in the Middle East with Martin Indyk of the Brookings Institution; Tom Friedman, columnist at the New York Times; and Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Schieffer also led a reporters’ roundtable with David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times; Bobby Ghosh of Time magazine; 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.