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 3.34 MILLION VIEWERS ON MARCH 2
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.3/06 with 3.34m viewers and 0.8/03 in adults 25-54 -- the demographic most important to those who advertise in news -- according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 2. 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 (3.31m from 3.26m) 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 March 2nd broadcast of FACE THE NATION started with updates from CBS News’ Charlie D’Agata and Elizabeth Palmer on the situation in Ukraine and featured interviews with Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Bob Schieffer hosted a panel featuring David Ignatius of The Washington Post, CBS News’ national security correspondent David Martin and CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett. Finally, FACE THE NATION had Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution on to discuss the developments between Russia and Ukraine.
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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