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 SUNDAY, OCT. 20
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, Oct. 20. The CBS broadcast posted 3.30m in viewers, 0.7/04 in adults 25-54 and 2.3/06 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +12% in viewers (from 2.95m) and up +10% in households (from 2.1/06.) FACE THE NATION posted its best viewer delivery since May 26, 2013.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.20m), households (2.2/60) and adults 25-44 (0.8/04.) Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (3.20m from 3.02m) compared to last year.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics. Schieffer also hosted a political panel with Gerald Seib, Washington Bureau Chief at the Wall Street Journal, TIME Assistant Managing Editor Rana Foroohar, Stuart Rothenberg, Editor of The Rothenberg Political Report, and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson.
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.