via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES
FIRST IN VIEWERS ON SUNDAY, JAN. 25
“FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1
SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted 3.46m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 25. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 75% of the CBS affiliates.
On Jan. 25, FACE THE NATION was first in viewers among the Sunday morning public affairs programs. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +6% in viewers (from 3.27m).
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in viewers (3.47m from 3.32m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04). Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program in viewers and adults 25-54.
The Jan. 25 broadcast of FACE THE NATION featured interviews with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and USA Today columnist Jarrett Bell. The week’s analysis panel included Susan Page of USA Today and WUSA’s Capital Download, Dana Milbank of The Washington Post, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Michael Crowley of Politico and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.
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. The Emmy-winning program 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.