CBS's FACE THE NATION is #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show
CBS News' Face The Nation posted a 2.5/06 with 3.56m viewers 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 Feb. 9. 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 +9% in households (from 2.3/06), +6% in viewers (from 3.37m) and +13% in adults 25-54 (from 0.8/04).
FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +2% in viewers (3.33m from 3.27m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, Face The Nation is first in these measures among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
The Feb. 9 broadcast of Face The Nation featured interviews with Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Bob Schieffer hosted a panel featuring Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic, Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times, CBS News State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan, and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson. Finally, Face The Nation aired a special flashback marking 50 years since The Beatles' performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
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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