CBS News' FACE THE NATION is No. 1 Public Affairs Show on 9/30

CBS News' FACE THE NATION WITH Bob Schieffer was the #1 public affairs show on Sunday, Sept. 30, placing first in viewers, households and adults 25-54. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.3/06 in households, 3.08m viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings.

Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +15% in households (from 2.0/05), +13% in viewers (from 2.73m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03).

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Schieffer also hosted a roundtable discussion on Campaign 2012 with Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.); and Bob Shrum of the Daily Beast. Schieffer hosted a second political roundtable with Mark Zandi of Moody`s Analytics; Michelle Rhee, head of Students First; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Bob Woodward, associate editor of The Washington Post; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hedrick Smith.

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. 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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