via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
“FACE THE NATION” FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND HOUSEHOLDS ON SUNDAY, MAY 5
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION finished first in viewers and households on Sunday, May 5. The CBS broadcast posted 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 with 2.90m viewers and 2.0/06 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 66% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (from 2.68m), +5% in households (from 1.9/05) and even in adults 25-54.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.24m from 3.00m), +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) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – viewers and households (tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who shared testimony from Greg Hicks, a Benghazi whistleblower who testified before Congress this week. Schieffer also interviewed Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the committee. Schieffer discussed the emergence of gay athletes in professional sports with tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and former NFL defensive lineman and author Esera Tuaolo. Finally, Schieffer hosted a panel featuring Ted Leonsis, owner of three Washington, D.C. sports teams, Domonique Foxworth, president of the NFL Players Association, Chris Stone, managing editor of Sports Illustrated, and William Rhoden, sports columnist at The New York Times.
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.