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by TV News Desk
CBS News' FACE THE NATION WITH Bob Schieffer is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show. FACE THE NATION placed first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 on Sunday, Feb. 10. The CBS broadcast posted a 2.3/06 in households with 3.37m viewers and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. Editor's Note: FACE THE NATION's second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 56% of the CBS affiliates.
FACE THE NATION is up +5% in households (from 2.2/06) and +12% in viewers (from 3.01m) compared to the same day last year.
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is up +14% in households (2.4/06 from 2.1/05), +10% in viewers (3.27m from 2.96m) and is even in adults 25-54 (0.8/03) compared to last year. Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 (tied with NBC) among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.
On the broadcast, Bob Schieffer interviewed Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.); and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Schieffer also hosted a roundtable discussion on cyber security with Jane Harman, head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; James Lewis, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr. Schieffer also hosted a reporters' roundtable David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief of The New York Times and Kevin Merida, managing editor of The Washington Post. CBS News Correspondent Terrell Brown reported from Boston with an update on the blizzard that hit the Northeast.
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.