CBS News claims Sunday win for Face the Nation


CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was first in adults 25-54 on Sunday, Feb. 12. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.2/06 in households, 3.01m viewers and 0.9/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION is up +22% in households (from 1.8/05), +14% in viewers (from 2.63m) and +50% in adults 25-54 (from 0.6/03).

Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +5% in both households (2.1/05 from 2.0/05) and viewers (2.96m from 2.82m) and up +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8/03 from 0.7/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION first in adults 25-54 (tied with NBC).

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

FACE THE NATION is broadcast Sundays (10:30-11:00 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.

(Source: CBS)