via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES
FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, JULY 13
TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.2/06 with 3.07m viewers, 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 July 13. 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 (3.18m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +1% in viewers (3.18m from 3.15m).
The July 13 broadcast of FACE THE NATION featured a report from Gaza City from CBS News’ correspondent Holly Williams, followed by an interview with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Bob Schieffer then spoke with Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on the immigration crisis, then spoke to Chief Representative to the United States for the Palestinian Authority Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat and Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer. FACE THE NATION’s analysis panel included Jane Harman of the Wilson Center, Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute, Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post, and Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal.
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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