via press release:
CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS
THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
WITH ADULTS 25-54 AND VIEWERS
ON A TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE BASIS
FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program with viewers (3.32m) and adults 25-54 (0.7/04 tied) on a television year-to-date basis. FACE THE NATION is up +6% in viewers (from 3.13m) and even in adults 25-54, compared to last year.
FACE THE NATION delivered 3.11 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings on August 30. Compared to the same day last year (which was part of Labor Day Weekend), FACE THE NATION was up +30% in viewers (from 2.40m) and +50% in adults 25-54 (0.6/03 from 0.4/02). Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 76.3% of the CBS affiliates.
The August 30 broadcast featured interviews with Republican presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA), and Selzer & Company president and pollster Ann Selzer. This week’s panel of analysts included Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post; Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic; Mark Leibovich of The New York Times; and CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman. Host John Dickerson also spoke with historian Douglas Brinkley and photographer Mark Tama on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 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.