via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES
FIRST IN SECOND QUARTER 2014
Television Year-to-Date, “Face the Nation” Is the #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER finished first in viewers (2.87m) and adults 25-54 (0.7/03, tied with ABC) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – in second quarter 2014, according to Nielsen’s most current ratings. FACE THE NATION finished first in viewers for the third consecutive second quarter.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.20m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +1% in viewers (from 3.17m) and even in adults 25-54.
On Sunday, June 29, FACE THE NATION posted a 1.9/05 with 2.59m viewers and 0.6/03 in adults 25-54. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was even in adults 25-54.
The June 29th broadcast of FACE THE NATION focused on the situation in Iraq with CBS News Correspondent Charlie D’Agata reporting from Baghdad. Bob Schieffer interviewed Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee; and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY). Schieffer also hosted a panel with CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan; Michael Crowley of Time magazine; and James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. Schieffer hosted an additional panel on politics featuring Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal; Michael Gerson of The Washington Post; Dee Dee Myers, Vanity Fair contributing editor and former press secretary to President Clinton; and Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come.
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.