‘Face the Nation’ is Number 1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show
via press release:
SEASON-TO-DATE, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN ADULTS 25-54 (TIED), VIEWERS AND HOUSEHOLDS
SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +9% IN VIEWERS AND +14% IN HOUSEHOLDS
Season-to-date, CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show and is first in adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – as well as viewers (3.26m) and households (2.4/06). Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +9% in viewers (from 2.99m), up +14% in households (from 2.1/05) and even in adults 25-54, compared to last year.
On Sunday, March 3, FACE THE NATION posted 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 with 3.24m viewers and a 2.3/06 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in both viewers (3.24m from 3.07m) and households (2.3/06 from 2.2/06). Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 56% of the CBS affiliates.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post. Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable with Woodward, David Sanger of The New York Times, Rana Foroohar 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.
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