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CBS's FACE THE NATION is First in Viewers

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CBS's FACE THE NATION is First in Viewers

CBS News' Face The Nation posted a 2.0/06 with 2.89m viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54 - the demographic most important to those who advertise in news - according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for May 4. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 50% of the CBS affiliates.

FACE THE NATION was first for the week in viewers and adults 25-54 among the Sunday morning public affairs programs. Compared to the same day last year, Face The Nation was up +17% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03) and even in viewers.

FACE THE NATION, season-to-date, is up +1% in viewers (3.28m from 3.24m) and even in adults 25-54 (0.8/04) compared to last year. Season-to-date, Face The Nation is first in viewers (3.28m) and adults 25-54 (0.8/04) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.

The May 4 broadcast of Face The Nation featured interviews with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, CBS News Special Correspondent James Brown, Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena Williams and author of Black and White, The Way I See It, and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC). Face The Nation also featured a discussion focused on Race in America with Michele Norris of NPR, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University, Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Bill Rhoden of The New York Times.

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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