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CBS News' FACE THE NATION WITH Bob Schieffer was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, Sept. 23, placing first in viewers, households (tied with NBC) and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC). The CBS broadcast posted a 2.3/06 in households, 3.12m viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION also posted its best household delivery since April 15, 2012 and best adults 25-54 ratings since July 22, 2012. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 47% of the CBS affiliates.
Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +28% in households (from 1.8/05), +24% in viewers (from 2.52m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03).
For the 2011-2012 television year, most current, FACE THE NATION was up +5% in households (2.0/06 from 1.9/05), +6% in viewers (2.85m from 2.69m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.7/03) compared to last year. For the television year, FACE THE NATION was tied for first in adults 25-54 (with NBC) and second in both households and viewers.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed former President Bill Clinton at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Schieffer also hosted a political roundtable at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York with Peggy Noonan, columnist at the Wall Street Journal; David Gergen, former adviser to Presidents Reagan and Clinton; David Corn of Mother Jones; Richard Stengal of Time magazine; 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.
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