via press release:
TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE
#1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
“Face The Nation” Finishes
Second in Viewers on July 26
Television year-to-date, CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.32m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in viewers (from 3.17m) and even in adults 25-54.
FACE THE NATION finished second in viewers (2.77m) according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings on July 26. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 76.3% of the CBS affiliates.
The July 26 broadcast featured interviews with Republican presidential candidates former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA). Host John Dickerson also spoke to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers. This week’s panel of analysts included CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes; John Heilemann of Bloomberg Politics; Gerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal; and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. 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.