via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW FOR THE TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE
“FACE THE NATION” IS UP +33% IN ADULTS 25-54 – THE DEMOGRAPHIC MOST IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN NEWS – +27% IN VIEWERS AND +26% IN HOUSEHOLDS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show for the television year-to-date. FACE THE NATION posted a 0.8/04 in adults 25-54 with 3.36m viewers and 2.4/07 in households on Sunday, May 26. FACE THE NATION posted its best deliveries in households and viewers since April 21, 2013. 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 +33% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – +27% in viewers (from 2.64m) and +26% in households (from 1.9/06).
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +9% in viewers (3.23m from 2.97m), +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.); and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). He also interviewed Michael Gerson of The Washington Post and David Gergen of Harvard University. Schieffer hosted a weather panel with David Bernard, chief meteorologist at WFOR in Miami; Heidi Cullen, chief climatologist at Climate Central; Jeffrey Kluger of TIME magazine; and Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society. Schieffer also interviewed author Joseph Persico about his new book “Roosevelt’s Centurions” on President Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership during World War II.
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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