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05.04.2021

CBS NEWS’ “FACE THE NATION” IS #1 IN VIEWERS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 2, ITS 20TH WEEK IN THE TOP SPOT THIS SEASON

Face the Nation” Remains the Season’s Most-Watched Sunday Morning Public Affairs Program

CBS News’ FACE THE NATION was the #1 show in total viewers on Sunday, May 2, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings. FACE THE NATION earned 2.8 million viewers, and in adults 25-54—the demographic most important to those who advertise in news—FACE THE NATION delivered 467,000 viewers.

Season-to-date, FACE THE NATION remains the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program and is showing more growth than NBC, its closest competitor. This Sunday marked FACE THE NATION’s 20th week at #1 rank this season among total viewers.

Sunday’s FACE THE NATION broadcast featured John Dickerson’s interviews with White House chief of staff Ron Klain, Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), and former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. It also featured reports from CBS News’ Mark Strassmann and Elizabeth Palmer; a vaccine notebook with John Dickerson reflecting on the science and wonders of the COVID vaccine; and a focus group with Americans looking at President Biden’s first 100 days. Watch the broadcast here or listen to it as a podcast here.

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.

Get more FACE THE NATION online at CBSNews.com and follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Get the FACE THE NATION newsletter delivered every Sunday to your inbox here. On the go? Listen to FACING FORWARD WITH MARGARET BRENNAN on any podcast platform and to FACE THE NATION episodes on CBS News Radio stations or any podcast platform as well.

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