TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE, CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS UP +11% IN HOUSEHOLDS, +5% IN VIEWERS AND +14% IN ADULTS 25-54
Television year-to-date, CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is up +11% in households (2.1/06 from 1.9/05), +5% in viewers (2.95m from 2.80m) and +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03) compared to last year and is first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC).
FACE THE NATION posted a 1.7/05 in households with 2.37m viewers and 0.5/03 in adults 25-54 on Sunday, June 3, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor’s note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 63% of the CBS affiliates.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod and Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. Schieffer also hosted two roundtable discussions. The first panel featured former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); Bob Shrum, longtime Democratic consultant; and Michael Gerson of The Washington Post. The second was a discussion of presidential foreign policy decisions featuring David Sanger of The New York Times and author of Confront and Conceal and Dan Klaidman of Newsweek, The Daily Beast and author of Kill or Capture.
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. 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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