via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
FOR THE FEBRUARY 2013 SWEEP, “FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN VIEWERS, ADULTS 25-54 AND HOUSEHOLDS
“FACE THE NATION” POSTS ITS FIRST VIEWERS AND HOUSEHOLDS VICTORY IN A FEBRUARY SWEEP SINCE THE ADVENT OF PEOPLE METERS (1987) AND ITS FIRST FEBRUARY SWEEP WIN IN ADULTS 25-54 SINCE 1994
“FACE THE NATION” POSTS ITS BEST FEBRUARY SWEEP DELIVERY IN VIEWERS SINCE 2003, ADULTS 25-54 SINCE 2008 AND HOUSEHOLDS SINCE 2006
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION placed first in adults 25-54 (tied) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – as well as viewers and households on Sunday, Feb. 24. The CBS broadcast posted 3.09m viewers, 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 and a 2.2/06 in households, 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.
For the February 2013 sweep, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.41m), adults 25-54 (0.9/04) and households (2.4/06). FACE THE NATION posted its first February sweep victory in households and viewers since the advent of people meters (August 1987) and its first February sweep win in adults 25-54 since 1994. FACE THE NATION posted its best February sweep delivery in viewers since 2003, adults 25-54 since 2008 and households since 2006.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03), up +9% in viewers (3.26m from 2.99m) and up +14% in households (2.4/06 from 2.1/05) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first viewers (3.26m), adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) and households (2.4/06) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett substituted for Bob Schieffer and interviewed Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.); Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD); Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA); Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO); and Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ). Garrett also hosted a panel on the connection between video games and gun violence with Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA); Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Mental Health Alliance; Tim Winter, head of the Parents Television Council; Mary Ellen O’Toole, former FBI profiler; and Chris Ferguson, psychology professor at Texas A&M International University.
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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