via press release:

CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday public affairs show on Sunday, April 1. FACE THE NATION is first in households, viewers and adults 25-54. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.2/06 in households, 3.14m viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 62% of the CBS affiliates and non-contiguously across another 14% due to previous programming commitments in these markets.

FACE THE NATION is also up +16% in households (from 1.9/05), +11% in viewers (from 2.82m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03), compared to the same day last year.

Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in both households (2.1/06 from 2.0/05) and viewers (2.99m from 2.85m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03), compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC).

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Vice President Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Schieffer hosted a roundtable with CBS News Chief Legal and Political Correspondent Jan Crawford, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson, Romney campaign strategist Kevin Madden and PBS NewsHour and Washington Week’s anchor Gwen Ifill.

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. 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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