via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 (TIED) ON SUNDAY, DEC. 2
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION placed first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC and ABC) on Sunday, Dec. 2. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.2/06 in households, 2.91m 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 45% of the CBS affiliates.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/05), +12% in viewers (3.19m from 2.86m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in households (2.3/06), viewers (3.19m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). Schieffer also hosted a roundtable discussion on the fiscal cliff with Maya MacGuineas, President of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor 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.