via press release:



CBS News’ FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION finished first in viewers, adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in News – and households on Sunday, April 28. The CBS broadcast posted 0.7/04 in adults 25-54 with 3.18m viewers and 2.3/06 in households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 65% of the CBS affiliates.


Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in viewers (from 3.03m), +10% in households (from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54.


Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (3.25m from 3.01m), +10% in households (2.3/06 from 2.1/06) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in viewers, adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) and households (tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.


On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller and CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr reported on the latest developments in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. Schieffer also hosted a panel on foreign policy and politics with the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, David Gergen of Harvard University, CBS THIS MORNING co-host Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Political Director John Dickerson and CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward.


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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