CBS News’ ‘Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer’ Finishes First in Viewers and Adults 25-54

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Television Year-to-Date, “Face the Nation” is the #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show


CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.0/06 with 2.71m viewers, 0.6/03 in adults 25-54—the demographic most important to those who advertise in news—according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 15, 2014. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 67% of the CBS affiliates.


FACE THE NATION was first in viewers and tied for first in adults 25-54 among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.


Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.22m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +1% in viewers (3.22m from 3.20m).


The June 15 broadcast of FACE THE NATION kicked off with updates and analysis on the situation in Iraq from CBS News’ correspondents Clarissa Ward, Holly Williams and Lara Logan. Host Bob Schieffer then spoke with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a member of the Armed Services Committee, and former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The second half of the show featured interviews with Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC, and attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies, authors of Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality. Schieffer then hosted a political panel that included Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, Robert Costa of The Washington Post and CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes.


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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