CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM IN VIEWERS TELEVISION YEAR-TO-DATE
CBS News’ FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program in viewers television year-to-date, according to Nielsen most current ratings. Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.87 million viewers (up +6%, from 3.65m) and 0.8/04 in adults 25-54 (up +14%, from 0.7/03).
FACE THE NATION delivered 3.94 million viewers on Jan. 8 and 0.8/04 in adults 24-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. (Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 59.8% of the CBS affiliates.)
The Jan. 8 broadcast opened with an interview with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), followed by interviews with incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Next, Dickerson interviewed intelligence experts Michael Morell, former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former advisor to the Hillary for America Campaign, and Ambassador James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former senior advisor to the Trump campaign. The political roundtable featured USA Today’s Susan Page; Vox.com’s Ezra Klein; radio talk show host and Fox News political contributor Tammy Bruce; and The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe.
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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Caitlin Conant 202-557-9046 ConantC@cbsnews.com