via press release:
TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +7% IN VIEWERS AND +5% IN HOUSEHOLDS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
“FACE THE NATION” FINISHES FIRST IN ADULTS 25-54 (TIED) AND HOUSEHOLDS (TIED) ON AUGUST 25
Television year-to-date, CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show and is first in viewers, households and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC). Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +7% in viewers (3.07m from 2.86m), +5% in households (2.2/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) compared to last year.
On Sunday, August 25, FACE THE NATION finished first in adults 25-54 (tied with ABC) and households (tied with ABC). The CBS broadcast posted 2.35m viewers, 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – 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 51% of the CBS affiliates.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.); Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.); and Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas). Schieffer discussed the latest on the situation in Syria with CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan and Reuters columnist David Rohde. Schieffer also hosted a panel on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; author and historian Taylor Branch; and NAACP President Ben Jealous.
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.