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 ADULTS 25-54 – THE DEMOGRAPHIC MOST IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN NEWS – AS WELL AS VIEWERS AND HOUSEHOLDS ON MAY 12
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION finished first in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – as well as viewers and households on Sunday, May 12. The CBS broadcast posted 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 with 2.95m viewers and 2.1/06 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 +17% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03).
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.23m 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 viewers, adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) and households (tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson provided additional reporting on the Benghazi investigation. Schieffer also interviewed acclaimed poet and author Maya Angelou.
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.