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, HOUSEHOLDS AND ADULTS 25-54 (TIED) ON JUNE 2
“FACE THE NATION” IS UP +20% IN ADULTS 25-54 – THE DEMOGRAPHIC MOST IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN NEWS – +19% IN VIEWERS AND +24% IN HOUSEHOLDS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION finished first in viewers, households and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) on Sunday, June 2. The CBS broadcast posted 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 with 2.81m viewers and 2.1/06 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION beat NBC by +470,000 viewers. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 63% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +20% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/03) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – +19% in viewers (from 2.37m) and +24% in households (from 1.7/05).
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +9% in viewers (3.21m from 2.95m), +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. FACE THE NATION, television year-to-date, is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC), viewers and households.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). Schieffer hosted a panel with Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times; Bob Woodward and David Ignatius of The Washington Post; Dan Klaidman of The Daily Beast; and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.
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.