via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, JAN. 26 AND POSTS DOUBLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE GAINS IN THE DEMO
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 (2.3/06), viewers (3.27m), and in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 26. 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 was up +5% in households (from 2.2/06), +9% in viewers (from 2.99m) and +33% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03).
FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +3% in viewers (3.32m from 3.23m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in these measures among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
The Jan. 26 broadcast of FACE THE NATION featured interviews with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Bob Schieffer hosted a panel featuring Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, William Kristol of The Weekly Standard, and former White House Chief of Staff and CBS News contributor William Daley. Finally, FACE THE NATION hosted U.S. Olympic delegates and athletes Brian Boitano and Billie Jean King to discuss security concerns around the upcoming Sochi Olympics.
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, now celebrating its 60th year on air. 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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