via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” DRAWS MORE THAN 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS TO FINISH FIRST WITH VIEWERS ON AUGUST 9
“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 (3.54m), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings on August 9. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 76.3% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION was up +22% in viewers (from 2.90m) and +17% in adults 25-54 (0.7/04 from 0.6/04), the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news, compared to the same day last year.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.33m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (from 3.15m) and even in adults 25-54.
The August 9 broadcast featured interviews with Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Dr. Ben Carson and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This week’s panel of analysts included Susan Page of USA Today; Michael Gerson of The Washington Post; Jonathan Martin of The New York Times; and Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post. Host John Dickerson also spoke NAACP President Cornell William Brooks to discuss the one year anniversary of the events in Ferguson, Missouri. 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.