CBS's FACE THE NATION Finishes First in Viewers

CBS's FACE THE NATION Finishes First in Viewers

CBS News' Face The Nation posted a 2.91m 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 July 27. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 67% of the CBS affiliates.

FACE THE NATION was first 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 +5% in viewers (from 2.76m), +17% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03).

Television year-to-date, Face The Nation is first in viewers (3.16m) and tied for first in adults 25-54 (0.7/04). Compared to last year, Face The Nation is up +1% in viewers (from 3.13m).

The July 27 broadcast of Face The Nation featured a report from Gaza City from CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen, followed by an interview with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Face The Nation showed an excerpt of Charlie Rose's interview with the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal. Bob Schieffer then spoke with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and CBS News State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan. FACE THE NATION's political panel featured CBS News election director Anthony Salvanto, The New York Times' director of The Upshot David Leonhardt, Amy Walter of The Cook Report, and CBS News' political director John Dickerson to discuss the first results of the "Battleground Tracker," a collaboration between CBS News and 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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