via CBS press release:
- “FACE THE NATION,” UP 14% IN VIEWERS YEAR-TO-YEAR, BEATS ABC FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW ON APRIL 26
The CBS News Broadcast, Which for the Season is up Double-Digit Percentages in All Key Measures, Also Beat ABC in Adults 25-54 and Tied for Second in Households
FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER was the second most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program for the second consecutive week on April 26, once again beating ABC. The CBS News broadcast also beat ABC in adults 25-54 and was tied for second (with ABC) in households. Compared to the same week last year, FACE THE NATION was up +6% in households (1.9/06 from 1.8/05), +14% in viewers (2.83m from 2.49m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04).
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up double digit percentages in all key measures: +10% in households (2.2/06 from 2.0/05), +16% in viewers (3.15m from 2.71m) and +13% in adults 25-54 (0.9/04 from 0.8/04) compared to last year. For the season, FACE THE NATION is tied (with ABC) as the #2 Sunday morning public affairs program among adults 25-54.
On the broadcast, Schieffer interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) about the torture memos and spoke with The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown and The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward about President Obama’s first 100 days in office.