via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” FINISHES
FIRST IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54 ON FEB. 15
“FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1
SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION posted 3.50m viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54 – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Feb. 15. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 75% of the CBS affiliates.
On Feb. 15, FACE THE NATION was first in viewers among the Sunday morning public affairs programs and tied for first among adults 25-54. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +12% in viewers (from 3.13m) and even in adults 25-54.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (3.51m 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 Feb. 15 broadcast of FACE THE NATION featured interviews with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). Host Bob Schieffer also spoke to Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) marking the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery. The week’s analysis panel included Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Peter Baker of The New York Times and Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal.
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.
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