CBS FACE THE NATION Was Sunday's No. 1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program
CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program on July 9, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 2.98 million viewers and 0.6/04 in adults 25-54, the demographic most important to those who advertise in news. (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 3.70 million viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54.
The July 9 broadcast opened with an interview with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, followed by interviews with Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). Dickerson later spoke with David Brown, former Dallas Police Chief and author of Called to Rise, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Dallas police massacre. The political roundtable featured CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan; Politico's Michael Crowley; The Washington Post's David Ignatius; and The Washington Post's David Nakamura.
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.