via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES FIRST IN VIEWERS, HOUSEHOLDS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, DEC. 15
SEASON-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW IN HOUSEHOLDS, VIEWERS
AND ADULTS 25-54
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was first in households (2.4/06), viewers (3.31m), and in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) — the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Dec. 15. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +4% in viewers (3.39m from 3.25m) and even in both households (2.4/06) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in households (2.4/06), viewers (3.39m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
The Dec. 15 broadcast of FACE THE NATION included CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer’s exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif from Tehran, an interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about the school shooting in Centennial, Colo., plus interviews with Senator John McCain (R-AZ), in Kiev, Ukraine, and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). FACE THE NATION also covered Nelson Mandela’s funeral and featured appearances from CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King and actor Forest Whitaker, both of whom attended the service. Schieffer also hosted a panel featuring Tom Friedman of The New York Times, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and Bloomberg View, Radhika Jones of TIME Magazine and CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward. Finally, FACE THE NATION aired a special tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.
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. 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.