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FACE THE NATION with Bob Schieffer Finishes First in Viewers 8/24

FACE THE NATION with Bob Schieffer Finishes First in Viewers 8/24

CBS News' Face The Nation posted 3.05m viewers, 0.7/04 in adults 25-54 according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for August 24. Face The Nation was first in viewers and tied for first in adults 25-54 among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.

Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 67% of the CBS affiliates.

Compared to the same day last year, Face The Nation was up +30% in viewers (from 2.35m) and +17% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03).

Television year-to-date, Face The Nation is first in viewers (3.14m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, Face The Nation is up +2% in viewers (from 3.07m), even in adults 25-54.

The August 24 broadcast of Face The Nation featured a report on that morning's earthquake in Napa Valley, Calif., from CBS affiliate KPIX reporter Juliette Goodrich. Shifting gears to the threat posed by ISIS and the murder of American James Foley, Bob Schieffer hosted a panel of CBS News Senior Security Contributor Mike Morell, CBS News' Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News' State Department Correspondent Margaret Brennan. Schieffer then interviewed Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and former Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). During the second half of the show, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) appeared to discuss the death of Michael Brown and the current situation in Ferguson, Mo. This week's panel featured David Rohde of Reuters, Susan Page of USA Today, and CBS News' Margaret Brennan.

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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