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CBS's FACE THE NATION Finishes First in Viewers

CBS's FACE THE NATION Finishes First in Viewers

CBS News' Face The Nation was first in households (2.3/06), viewers (3.40m), and in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) - the demographic most important to those who advertise in news - according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 12. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.

Compared to the same day last year, Face The Nation was up +10% in households (from 2.1/05), +20% in viewers (from 2.84m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03).

FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +3% in viewers (3.35m from 3.25m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) compared to last year. Season-to-date, Face The Nation is first in these measures among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.

The Jan. 12 broadcast of Face The Nation featured interviews with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-NJ). CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported from Baghdad and Schieffer hosted a panel featuring Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Michael Gerson of the Washington Post, John Harris of Politico, and Rana Foroohar of TIME. Finally, Face The Nation hosted former US Airways Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, a CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, on the five-year anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson River."

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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