via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, MARCH 23 AND POSTS DOUBLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE GAIN IN THE DEMO
TELEVISION SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.6/07 with 3.94m viewers and 1.0/05 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 23. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +27% in viewers (from 3.09m) and +43% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03).
FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +3% in viewers (3.33m from 3.23m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in these measures among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
The March 23 broadcast of FACE THE NATION included reports on the missing Malaysian Air flight 370 from CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams in Australia, CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert Captain Sully Sullenberger and David Gallo of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Bob Schieffer spoke to former Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) on developments in Ukraine and President Obama’s foreign policy. Finally, FACE THE NATION hosted a panel with CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward, Leigh Gallagher of Fortune, and David Sanger of The New York Times.
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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