'Face the Nation' Up in Household Ratings and Viewers
via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS UP +10% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +8% IN VIEWERS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS (TIED) AND ADULTS 25-54 (TIED)
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER was up +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/05) and +8% in viewers (3.15m from 2.93m) compared to the same week last year, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 11. Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 47% of the CBS affiliates.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.18m), households (2.3/06, tied with NBC) and adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs shows. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +15% in households (from 2.0/05), +13% in viewers (from 2.81m) and even in adults 25-54 compared to last season.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod. Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable with Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, David Gergen of Harvard University, Vanity Fair contributor Dee Dee Myers 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.
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