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 – viewers and households on Sunday, April 7. The CBS broadcast posted 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 with 3.26m viewers and 2.4/06 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION also posted its best deliveries in both households and viewers since Feb. 17. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 65% of the CBS affiliates.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.23m from 2.99m), +10% in households (2.3/06 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 (tied with NBC), viewers and households (tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). He also spoke with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan about the situation in North Korea. Schieffer hosted a political roundtable with journalist and author Blaine Harden, Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes. Schieffer also interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times correspondent Mark Mazzetti about his new book, The Way of the Knife.
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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