via press release:
“FACE THE NATION” IS #1 IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54
FOR THE 2013-2014 TELEVISION SEASON
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES
FIRST ON SUNDAY, MAY 18
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was first for the week, posting a 2.0/06 with 2.87m viewers and a 0.7/04 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for May 18. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 67% of the CBS affiliates.
In the 2013-2014 television season, FACE THE NATION, most current, finished first in viewers (3.27m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04). Compared to last season, FACE THE NATION is up +1% in viewers (3.27m from 3.22m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04). FACE THE NATION posted its largest audience in viewers in 21 years (1992-93 season).
The May 18 broadcast of FACE THE NATION featured interviews with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Commander Dan Delinger of the American Legion, former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, and Timothy Geithner, former Secretary of Treasury and author of Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. FACE THE NATION’s political panel featured Jackie Calmes of The New York Times, Gerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, and CBS News political director John Dickerson.
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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