via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER” IS THE #1 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW ON SUNDAY, JULY 15
“FACE THE NATION” IS FIRST IN BOTH HOUSEHOLDS AND VIEWERS
“FACE THE NATION” IS ALSO UP +12% IN HOUSEHOLDS AND +13% IN VIEWERS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, July 15, placing first in both households and viewers. The CBS broadcast posted a 1.9/05 in households, 2.69m viewers and 0.6/03 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 69% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION is up +12% in households (from 1.7/05) and 13% in viewers (from 2.38m) compared to last year.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +11% in households (2.1/06 from 1.9/05) and +6% in viewers (2.90m from 2.74m) compared to last year. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in adults 25-54 (0.7/03, tied with NBC).
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Stephanie Cutter, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager; Kevin Madden, senior adviser to the Romney campaign; and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Schieffer also hosted a panel on the economy with TIME magazine’s Rana Foroohar; Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton; John Fund of The American Spectator and National Review; and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable with Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson; New York magazine’s Frank Rich; CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell; 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. 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.