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CBS's FACE THE NATION is America's No. 1 Public Affairs Program on 10/15

CBS News' FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program in viewers and was tied for first in adults 25-54 on Oct. 15, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 3.60 million viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54. (Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 59.8% of the CBS affiliates.)

FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program in viewers television year-to-date, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.67 million viewers and 0.7/04 in adults 25-54. FACE THE NATION was up +4% in viewers (3.67m from 3.51m). During the same period, NBC's "Meet the Press" declined -13%, while ABC's "This Week" DROPPED -17%.

The Oct. 15 broadcast opened with an interview with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, followed by CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer's interview in Tehran with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. John Dickerson was then joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), followed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The political roundtable featured TIME's Molly Ball; National Review's Jonah Goldberg; and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. The show closed with an interview with Scott Kelly, retired astronaut, retired U.S. Navy captain and author of Endurance.

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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