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CBS's FACE THE NATION is #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program on 10/29

CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program on Oct. 29, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 3.41 million viewers and 0.6/03 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 59.8% of the CBS affiliates. FACE THE NATION did not air in Minneapolis, Minn. or Cleveland, Ohio due to local NFL blackout.)

FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program in viewers television year-to-date, according to Nielsen most current ratings. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.56 million viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54.

The Oct. 29 broadcast opened with an interview with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), followed by an interview with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). Next Dickerson interviewed Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ). The political roundtable featured The Federalist's Ben Domenech; Washington Post's Ruth Marcus; Washington Post's David Nakamura; and The Associated Press' Julie Pace. The show closed with an interview with Jon Batiste, the bandleader of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, on his reinterpretation of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" for The Atlantic.

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.

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