via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS & ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, DEC. 8
TELEVISION SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was first in households (2.6/06) and viewers (3.63m), and first in adults 25-54 (0.9/04) -- the demographic most important to those who advertise in news -- according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for December 8. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION matched its second best adults 25-54 rating of the season, posted the season's third best household and viewers deliveries. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +13% in households (from 2.3/06), +12% in viewers (from 3.26m) and +29% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03).
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.40m), households (2.4/06) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04), the demographic most important to those who advertise in news. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +4% in households (from 2.3/06), +6% in viewers (from 3.20m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) compared to last year.
The December 8th broadcast of FACE THE NATION was primarily devoted to the legacy of Nelson Mandela; Bob Schieffer spoke to author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, former Secretary of State James Baker, and anti-apartheid activist and founder of TransAfrica, Randall Robinson. Schieffer also hosted a panel featuring Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning; Lorraine Miller, Interim President of the NAACP Lorraine Miller; Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS Newshour and moderator of Washington Week; Michele Norris of NPR; and former TIME Magazine Managing Editor and author of “Mandela’s Way,” Rick Stengel. In addition, CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan interviewed Defense Secretary Charles Hagel and CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported from Tehran, Iran.
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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