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, ADULTS 25-54 (TIED) AND HOUSEHOLDS ON JULY 28
“FACE THE NATION” IS UP +11% IN BOTH VIEWERS AND 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, adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – and households on Sunday, July 28. The CBS broadcast posted 2.76m viewers, 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 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 +11% in both viewers (from 2.48m) and households (from 1.8/05) and even in adults 25-54.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.13m from 2.89m), +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/06), and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) compared to last year. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers, adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) and households.
On the broadcast, CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward reported the latest on the protests in Cairo. CBS News Correspondent Seth Doane reported from inside North Korea on the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Bob Schieffer interviewed Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MC), chairman of the HouseCommittee and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO). Schieffer hosted a political roundtable with Dee Dee Myers, contributor to Vanity Fair; David Gergen of Harvard University; and Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post. Schieffer also led a panel discussion on the steroid scandal in Major League Baseball with Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Bill Rhoden of 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.