via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES FIRST IN ADULTS 25-54 ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
“FACE THE NATION” IS UP +20% IN ADULTS 25-54 COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER finished first in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – on Sunday, August 11. The CBS broadcast posted 2.39m viewers, 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 and 1.8/05 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 66% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +20% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/02), +2% in viewers (from 2.34m) and even in households compared to the same day last year.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show, placing first in viewers, adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) and households. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.11m from 2.87m), +5% in households (2.2/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) compared to last year.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who sits on the House Homeland Security and Intelligence Committees. Schieffer hosted two roundtable discussions. The first focused on foreign policy and featured Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post, Eric Schmitt of The New York Times and CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan. The second panel focused on the sale of The Washington Post and the future of newspapers with Len Downie, former editor of The Washington Post, Bill Keller, former editor of The New York Times, and John Harris, editor-in-chief of Politico.
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.