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CBS's FACE THE NATION Finishes First in Viewers

CBS News' Face The Nation posted 2.90m viewers, 0.6/04 in adults 25-54 according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for August 10. 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 among the Sunday morning public affairs programs. Compared to the same day last year, Face The Nation was up +21% in viewers (from 2.39m) and even in adults 25-54.

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 +1% in viewers (from 3.11m), even in adults 25-54.

The August 10 broadcast of Face The Nation featured reports from the Middle East from CBS News correspondents Holly Williams in Iraq, Charlie D'Agata from Tel Aviv and Clarissa Ward from Gaza City. Host Bob Schieffer then spoke with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey. Shifting gears to the Ebola outbreak, Schieffer interviewed Dr. Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director General of Health Security for the World Health Organization. Marking the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Schieffer spoke to CBS News cameraman George Christian, who was in the Oval Office during Nixon's televised announcement, and the two reporters who broke the Watergate story, authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The second half of the show also featured a conversation with David Rohde of Reuters and TIME's Michael Crowley.

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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