'Face the Nation' is the Number 1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show

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December 13th, 2012

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 VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS (TIED) AND ADULTS 25-54 (TIED) ON SUNDAY, DEC. 9

 

CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION placed first in viewers, households (tied with NBC) and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) on Sunday, Dec. 9. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.3/06 in households, 3.26m viewers and 0.7/03 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.

 

Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +15% in households (from 2.0/05), +13% in viewers (from 2.88m) and was even in adults 25-54.

 

Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +15% in households (2.3/06 from 2.0/05), +12% in viewers (3.20m from 2.86m) and was 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 (3.20m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.

 

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, co-chairs of the Obama administration’s Deficit Reduction Committee and the Campaign to Fix the Debt. Schieffer also interviewed Newark Mayor Cory Booker and hosted a roundtable discussion on the fiscal cliff with Joe Klein of Time magazine, Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, CBS THIS MORNING Co-host Norah O'Donnell and CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett.

 

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.

 
  • Kathleen

    I just watched this morning’s Face the Nation. Someone made a comment about the constitution. I grew up in England but have lived in America since 1970 and have supported the country and it’s beliefs. HOWEVER, after another mass shooting where innocent people have been killed I do not understand why America still holds to a set of rules that were written in 1777 and put into law in 1786. This is a different world than it was in 1777 and all those who agreed to and signed the constitution could not have envisioned what giving freedom to purchase and own ‘guns’ would lead to. I support hunting and self defence but those kinds of weapons are small, limited and would not be weapons someone would use for a mass killing.

    PLEASE wake up and make the changes needed to protect the innocent and make America a country to be respected again NOT a country that is steadily going downhill not only in the eyes of other countries BUT primarily its citizens (which I am one). Thank you.

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