CBS' FACE THE NATION Scores as Sunday's No. 1 Public Affairs Show

May 23
1:30 2013


FACE THE NATION WITH Bob Schieffer is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show for the 2012-2013 season. FACE THE NATION is first in viewers (3.22m), adults 25-54 (0.8/03, tied with NBC) - the demographic most important to those who advertise in News - and households (2.3/06). FACE THE NATION is first in viewers and households for the season for the first time since the advent of people meters (1987) and first in adults 25-54 (tied) for the second consecutive season. FACE THE NATION posted its best season delivery in viewers since 1992-1993 and in households since 2001-2002.

For the 2012-2013 season, most current, FACE THE NATION is up +8% in viewers (from 2.99m), +10% in households (from 2.1/05) and even in adults 25-54 compared to last year.

In the May 2013 Sweep, FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show in adults 25-54 (0.7/04), viewers (2.99m) and households (2.1/06). FACE THE NATION posted its second consecutive May Sweep win in viewers, its first May Sweep non-tie win in adults
25-54 since 1989 and its first non-tie May Sweep win in households since the advent of people meters. FACE THE NATION posted its best May Sweep delivery in adults 25-54 since 2011, viewers since 1992 and households since 2004.

On Sunday, May 19, FACE THE NATION finished first in adults 25-54 (0.8/04), viewers (2.93m) and households (2.1/06), according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 66% of the CBS affiliates.

Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +33% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03) and +11% in both viewers (from 2.64m) and households (from 1.9/06).

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewEd White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt. Schieffer also hosted a panel with New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger, Politico senior political writer Lois Romano, Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz 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.

Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS



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