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 (TIED) ON JULY 21
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 (tied with NBC) on Sunday, July 21. The CBS broadcast posted 2.55m viewers, 0.5/03 in adults 25-54 and 1.8/05 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.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers, households and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC). Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.14m from 2.90m), +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) compared to last year.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MC). Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable featuring Gwen Ifill of PBS’ “NewsHour” and “Washington Week,” Susan Page of USA Today, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Scherer of Time 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.
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