CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was the #1 Sunday morning public affairs show on Sept. 15, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION was first in viewers (2.77m), and tied for #1 in adults 25-54 (0.5/03) – the demographic most important to those who advertise in news – and households (1.9/06).
Editor’s Note: FACE THE NATION’s second half-hour was broadcast contiguously across 69.44% of the CBS affiliates.
Television year-to-date, FACE THE NATION is averaging 3.10 million viewers and 0.6/04 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen most current ratings.
The Sept. 15 broadcast kicked off with an interview with the House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Congresswoman Ilhan Omar appeared on FACE THE NATION in her first one-on-one network news interview. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acting director Ken Cuccinelli, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power also spoke with FACE THE NATION moderator Margaret Brennan.
Additionally, FACE THE NATION released a new CBS News poll on climate change, which shows six in 10 Americans say climate change is an issue that should be addressed now. Margaret Brennan also spoke with meteorologist and CBS News climate change contributor Jeff Berardelli about climate change.
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.