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 (TIED) ON SEPT. 8
“FACE THE NATION” IS UP +14% IN VIEWERS, +20% IN ADULTS 25-54 AND +5% 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 (tied with NBC and ABC) and households (tied with NBC and ABC) on Sunday, Sept. 8. The CBS broadcast posted 2.85m viewers, 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 and 2.0/05 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 49% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +14% in viewers (from 2.49m), +20% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/03) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – and +5% in households (from 1.9/05). FACE THE NATION also posted its largest audience since July 14, 2013.
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 (3.06m from 2.84m), +10% in households (2.2/06 from 2.0/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) compared to last year.
On the broadcast, CBS THIS MORNING Co-host Charlie Rose previewed his interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer and CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward reported the latest on the situation in Syria. Bob Schieffer interviewed White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI). Schieffer also hosted a political panel with Bob Woodward, author and associate editor of The Washington Post, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, David Ignatius, columnist at The Washington Post, and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute.
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.