via press release:
CBS NEWS “FACE THE NATION” FINISHES
FIRST IN VIEWERS ON JULY 5
“Face The Nation” is the #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program, finishing first in viewers (2.69m) according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings on July 5. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 76.3% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +13% in viewers (from 2.39m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.5/03).
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.37m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (from 3.19m).
The July 5 broadcast featured interviews with Republican presidential candidate and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and former deputy director of the CIA and CBS News Senior Security Contributor Mike Morell. Host John Dickerson also spoke with a panel of analysts including Mike Allen of Politico; Molly Ball of The Atlantic; Peter Baker of The New York Times; and Fernando Espuelas, a contributor for The Hill. Mary Hager is the Executive Producer of the Emmy-award winning FACE THE NATION, one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television.