CBS' FACE THE NATION Is America's No. 1 Public Affairs Program on 6/25
CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program on June 25, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 2.96 million viewers and 0.5/03 in adults 25-54, the demographic most important to those who advertise in news. (Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 80.6% of the CBS affiliates.)Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.72 million viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54. The June 25 broadcast opened with a discussion of a recent Washington Post report on Russian meddling in the U.S. election with The Washington Post's Adam Entous, The Washington Post's David Ignatius, and Michael Morell, former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency and CBS News senior national security contributor. John Dickerson then interviewed Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), followed by a joint interview with Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). The political roundtable featured The Federalist's Ben Domenech; TIME Magazine's Michael Duffy; Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post and CBS News contributor; and Cook Political Report's Amy Walter. The show closed with an interview with Mark Bowden, author of The Atlantic's "How to Deal with North Korea." Mary Hager is the executive producer of the Emmy award-winning FACE THE NATION, one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television. Follow @jdickerson and @FaceTheNation on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and at www.facethenation.com.