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CBS's FACE THE NATION Up in Viewers Compared to 2013

CBS News' Face The Nation posted 2.94m viewers, 0.6/03 in adults 25-54 according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for August 17. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 67% of the CBS affiliates.

Compared to the same day last year, Face The Nation was up +33% in viewers (from 2.21m) and +20% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/03).

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 +2% in viewers (from 3.09m), even in adults 25-54.

The August 17 broadcast of Face The Nation featured reports from CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers in Ferguson, Mo., and CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata in Erbil. Host Bob Schieffer then spoke with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and NAACP President Cornell William Brooks. Shifting gears to Iraq and the threat of ISIS to Americans, Schieffer interviewed Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI). The second half of the show also featured a conversation with Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University, reporters Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson, both of The Washington Post, Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal and Peter Baker of 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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