via press release:
SEASON-TO-DATE, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
“FACE THE NATION” POSTS 3.13 MILLION VIEWERS ON FEB. 16
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.2/06 with 3.13m viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Feb. 16. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +1% in viewers (3.32m from 3.27m) 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 Feb. 16broadcast of FACE THE NATION featured interviews with Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC), Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd of the American Meteorological Society, and Heritage Foundation President Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). Bob Schieffer hosted a panel featuring John Harris of Politico, Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post, David Sanger of The New York Times, Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress, and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post. Finally, FACE THE NATION had Reputation.com Vice Chairman Howard Bragman, Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com, NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth, and Jarett Bell of USA Today to discuss gay athletes in the NFL.
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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