via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 FOR THE WEEK,
FOR FIRST QUARTER AND SEASON-TO-DATE
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted a 2.5/07 with 3.64m viewers and 0.9/04 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for March 30. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.
In first quarter 2014, FACE THE NATION delivered a 2.3/06 with 3.35m viewers, 0.8/04 in adults 25-54. FACE THE NATION was first in viewers and tied for first in adults 25-54 in first quarter most current, among the Sunday morning public affairs programs. FACE THE NATION was up +5% in viewers (from 3.18m) and even in adults 25-54 compared to first quarter 2013.
FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +3% in viewers (3.35m 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 viewers (3.35m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
The March 30th broadcast of FACE THE NATION included updates on the Washington state mudslide from CBS News Correspondent John Blackstone and Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA). CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams also reported from Australia on missing Malaysian Air Flight 370 and Commander William Marks of the Seventh Fleet’s command ship, the USS Blue Ridge, spoke to Bob Schieffer on the ship’s search for the wreckage. Schieffer also spoke to NCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert on the National Labor Relations Board ruling that college football players at Northwestern had the right to unionize and its impact on college sports. Switching gears, Schieffer spoke to CBS News contributor and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell and former head of the CIA and NSA, Gen. Michael Hayden, on Ukraine and Putin’s actions and NSA surveillance. Finally, FACE THE NATION hosted a panel with Gwen Ifill of PBS News Hour and Washington Week, David Gergen of Harvard University, Carolyn Ryan of The New York Times, and David Ignatius of The Washington Post.
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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