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 2.95 MILLION VIEWERS ON FEB. 23
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.1/05 with 2.95m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Feb. 23. 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 (3.29m from 3.25m) 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. 23 broadcast of FACE THE NATION started with an update from CBS News’ Holly Williams on the situation in Ukraine and featured interviews with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Governors Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Martin O’Malley (D-MD). Bob Schieffer hosted a panel featuring Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, and CBS News’ Political Director John Dickerson. Finally, FACE THE NATION had TIME’s Bobby Ghosh and CBS News State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan on to discuss the unrest in Ukraine and the recent arrest of a Mexican drug kingpin.
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.