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 AND HOUSEHOLDS ON JULY 28
“FACE THE NATION” IS UP +19% IN VIEWERS AND +17% 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, adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – and households on Sunday, August 4. The CBS broadcast posted 2.83m viewers, 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 and 2.1/6 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 51% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +19% in viewers (from 2.38m) and up +17% in both households (from 1.8/5) and adults 25-54 (from 0.6/3).
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +9% in viewers (3.12m from 2.88m), +5% in households (2.2/6 from 2.1/6), and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/3) compared to last year. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers, as well as adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) and households (tied with NBC).
On the broadcast, CBS News National Security Correspondent Bob Orr reported on the terror alert throughout the Middle East and North Africa. CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward reported the latest on the embassy closings from Cairo. Schieffer interviewed House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable with Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, David Sanger of The New York Times, Barton Gellman, contributor to Time Magazine and The Washington Post 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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