CBS says Face the Nation was tops in Sunday talkers


CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 public affairs show.  FACE THE NATION is first in viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. 

The CBS broadcast posted its best household rating since March 13, 2011 and best viewers and adults 25-54 deliveries since March 29, 2009. Compared to the same day last year, FACE THE NATION was up +10% in households, +19% in viewers and +83% in adults 25-54, season-to-date.

On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint and New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, author of The Obamas.

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)