via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” HAS BEST NOVEMBER SWEEP FINISH IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS (SINCE ADVENT OF PEOPLE METERS), AVERAGING 3.58 MILLION VIEWERS
FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, NOV. 24
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION 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, Nov. 24. The CBS broadcast posted 3.92m viewers, 2.7/07 in households, and 0.9/04 in adults 25-54, 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.
In the November 2013 sweep, FACE THE NATION was first in households (2.4/06), viewers (3.58m) and adults 25-54 (0.9/04). FACE THE NATION posted its best November sweep delivery in viewers since the advent of people meters (1987) and in adults 25-54 since 2008.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.42m) and households (2.4/06). Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (3.42m from 3.22m) compared to last year.
On the Nov. 24 broadcast, CBS News’ Margaret Brennan interviewed Secretary of State John Kerry and host Bob Schieffer spoke to Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Republican Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Schieffer also hosted a political panel featuring The Atlantic’s David Rohde, The New York Times’ David Sanger, The Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel, and CBS News political director John Dickerson. In addition, FACE THE NATION concluded its coverage of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination with an interview with Clint Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s lead Secret Service agent in 1963 and the author of Five Days in November.
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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