via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
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 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – as well as viewers and households on Sunday, March 10. The CBS broadcast posted 0.8/04 in adults 25-54 with 3.17m viewers and 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.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +9% in viewers (3.26m from 3.00m), +14% in households (2.4/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC), viewers (3.26m) and households (2.4/06) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Schieffer also hosted a political panel with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and a roundtable on the papacy with Noonan, Sally Quinn of The Washington Post, Carl Bernstein of Vanity Fair and Greg Tobin, author of The Good Pope.
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.