CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS THE #1 SUNDAY MORNING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM IN VIEWERS ON AUGUST 7
FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show on Sunday, August 7, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION delivered 2.6 million viewers, with 430,000 in adults 25-54, for the week, ranking #1 in total viewers for the last 23 consecutive weeks (in 44 of 45 weeks it has aired this season).
Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION is the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show in viewers for the second consecutive year (leading NBC by +369,000 viewers) and is leading NBC for the first time in seven years in the women 25-54 demographic.
Sunday’s broadcast featured moderator Margaret Brennan’s interviews with Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL); Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and current Pfizer board member; Mary Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan’s representative to the U.S.; and Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI).
Mary Hager is executive editor for politics at CBS News and 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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Hugo Rojo, CBS News Communications