via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” DRAWS 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS TO FINISH FIRST WITH VIEWERS ON AUGUST 23
“FACE THE NATION” is the #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program, finishing first in viewers (3.50m), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings on August 23. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 76.3% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +15% in viewers (from 3.05m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/04) compared to the same day last year.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.32m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (from 3.15m) and even in adults 25-54.
The August 23 broadcast featured interviews with Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Gov. Chris Christie, and Sen. Ted Cruz. This week’s panel of analysts included Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post, Michael Shearer of Time, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post and Manu Raju of Politico. Host John Dickerson also spoke to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Mary Hager is the Executive Producer of the Emmy-award winning FACE THE NATION, one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television.