'Face The Nation' is Number 1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show
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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, JAN. 20
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 on Sunday, Jan. 20. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.3/06 in households, 3.08m viewers and 0.8/03 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 56% of the CBS affiliates.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +14% in households (2.4/06 from 2.1/05), +10% in viewers (3.24m from 2.95m) and is even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.24m), households (2.4/06, tied with NBC) and adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, CBS News Contributor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, Dee Dee Myers of Vanity Fair, and Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal. Schieffer also hosted a panel on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with author Taylor Branch, Dr. James Peterson of LeHigh University, Joe Califano, former aide to President Lyndon Johnson, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).
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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