FACE THE NATION WITH BOB SCHIEFFER, CBS
CBS News' Face The Nation posted 2.49m viewers and 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 - the demographic most important to those who advertise in news - according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for August 3. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 67% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION was tied for first in adults 25-54 among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
Television year-to-date, Face The Nation is first in viewers (3.15m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, Face The Nation is up +1% in viewers (from 3.12m).
The August 3 broadcast of Face The Nation featured reports from Tel Aviv from CBS News correspondents Charlie D'Agata and Clarissa Ward from Gaza. Guest host Norah O'Donnell then spoke with Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Pierre Krahenbuhl. Shifting gears to the Ebola outbreak, O'Donnell interviewed Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, and CBS News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) appeared to discuss the United States' interrogation methods and CIA Director John Brennan's apology for hacking Senate computers.
The second half of the show featured a conversation with White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on this week's Africa Summit in Washington; D.C. CBS News' State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan, The Washington Post's David Ignatius and CBS News senior security contributor Mike Morell provided analysis. Finally, marking the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon, then-White House Counsel John Dean spoke about Watergate and his new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It.
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, now celebrating its 60th year on air. 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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