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CBS's FACE THE NATION is America's No. 1 Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program with Viewers

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CBS News' FACE THE NATION was America's #1 Sunday morning public affairs program and posted year-to-year audience increases, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 27.

FACE THE NATION delivered 3.73 million viewers and a 0.8/04 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +16% in viewers (from 3.21m) and up +60% in adults 25-54 (from 0.5/03). (Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 58.7% of the CBS affiliates.)

Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is #1 with viewers (3.81m) and tied for second in adults 25-54 (0.8/04, with ABC). Compared to last year, FACE THE NATION is up +12% in viewers (from 3.41m), and up +14% in adults 25-54 (from 0.7/03).

The Nov. 27 broadcast included an interview with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), followed by Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic and foreign affairs analyst Julia Swag. Conversations on Gratitude featured Jahana Hayes, the 2016 teacher of the year; retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully; John Shinholser and Honesty Liller of the McShin Foundation for addiction and recovery; and Brandon Stanton from Humans of New York. CBS News Foreign Correspondent Holly Williams reported on the U.S. Troops in Iraq. And, a panel discussion featured Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Ed O'Keefe and Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review.

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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