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CBS's FACE THE NATION is #1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Show on 8/6

CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program on August 6, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 3.04 million viewers and 0.6/04 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 80.6% of the CBS affiliates.)

Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.64 million viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54.

The August 6 broadcast opened with an interview with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), followed by a joint interview with Governors John Kasich (R-OH) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO). John Dickerson then interviewed former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. The political roundtable featured Slate and CBS News political analyst Jamelle Bouie; Bloomberg News' Jennifer Jacobs; USA Today's Susan Page; and National Review Institute's Reihan Salam.

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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