via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” POSTS ITS BEST FIRST-QUARTER DELIVERIES IN BOTH HOUSEHOLDS AND VIEWERS SINCE 2009 AND IS FIRST IN ADULTS 25-54 (TIED WITH NBC)
FACE THE NATION IS ALSO UP +5% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +3% IN VIEWERS, COMPARED TO FIRST QUARTER 2011
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posts its best first-quarter deliveries in both households and viewers since 2009 and is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC), according to Nielsen most current ratings for Dec. 26, 2011 to March 25, 2012.
In first quarter 2012, FACE THE NATION averaged a 2.2/06 with 3.09m viewers and a 0.8/04 in adults 25-54. FACE THE NATION is also up +5% in households (from 2.1/05) and +3% in viewers (from 3.00m), compared to first quarter 2011.
On its most recent broadcast, on Sunday, March 25, FACE THE NATION posted a 2.1/06 with 2.98m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. The CBS broadcast was up +5% in households (from 2.0/06) and +2% in viewers (from 2.91m), compared to the same day last year.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in both households (2.1/06 from 2.0/05) and viewers (2.99m from 2.85m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC).
On the broadcast, Norah O’Donnell substituted for Bob Schieffer and interviewed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.).
FACE THE NATION is broadcast Sundays (10:30-11:00 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. 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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