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Sunday Show Ratings: November 9

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week and was up +23% in total viewers, despite a -3% drop in the A25-54 demo, compared to the same week last year.

This past Sunday’s episode of ”Face the Nation”marked the 60th anniversary of the show and featured interviews with President Barack Obama and President George W. BushBob Schieffer‘s program beat its competitors by more than one million total viewers.

ABC’s “This Week” was up +8% in the demo, finishing second. NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third in the demo and was down -13% in total viewers.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox News Channel averaged a combined 1.79 million total viewers and 339,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for November 9:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.68M 987,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.59M 748,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.50M 684,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.28M 359,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 1.13M 491,000

 

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Happy 60th Birthday ‘Face the Nation’

FTN60Pres. Barack Obama and his predecessor President George W. Bush will be Bob Schieffer‘s guests Sunday as “Face the Nation” celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The CBS News public affairs show debuted 60 years ago today, Nov. 7, 1954. It was originally broadcast Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. The first host was Tedd Koop. The first guest was Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy, a month before McCarthy was censured by the Senate.

Schieffer has moderated the show for more than a third of its existence, since 1991. Previous hosts include Lesley Stahl (1983-1991) and Howard K. Smith (1960-1961). Yesterday NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest running show on television, celebrated its 67th anniversary.

Sunday Show Ratings: October 12

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” was No.1 in total viewers and the A25-54 demo among the Sunday public affairs shows on Sunday, Oct. 12.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was down the most: -19% in viewers and down -30% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year which was the midst of the government shutdown.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down in total viewers but up +8% in the demo while “Face the Nation” was up +9% in total viewers and +13% in the demo.

Univision’s “Al Punto” was up the most, +27% in the A25-54 demo compared to last year.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,969,000 total viewers and 275,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 53% of the country.

The numbers for October 12:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.53M 904,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.81M 809,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.48M 619,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.15M 447,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 1.05M 501,000

 

Kathie Lee Gifford Accepts Regis Philbin’s ‘Giant of Broadcasting’ Award

chuckTVNewser attended the 12th Annual Giants of Broadcasting luncheon in New York City today. Prominent members of the broadcasting, media and corporate communities attended the event, which honors distinguished leadership or performance in TV and radio.

“Today” show fourth hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford spoke on behalf of her former “LIVE” partner, Regis Philbin, who could not accept his award in person.

She joked that Regis asked, “Am I’m not already a Giant of Broadcasting?” Chuck Scarborough longtime anchor of  WNBC’s “News 4 New York” was also honored and jokingly thanked NBC for “not firing me.”

Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver, a pioneer who created the “Today” show and “The Tonight Show” among others, was honored posthumously. His daughter and Academy Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver spoke on his behalf.

Other honorees included Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill – co-anchors and managing editors of PBS “NewsHour,” and Fred Silverman, former CBS, ABC, and NBC executive who brought some of the most iconic programs of the 1970s and 1980s to broadcast TV.

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Sunday Show Ratings: October 5

sunday shows_304With revised Nielsen data in for Sunday, Oct. 5, “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” is now No.1 in total viewers and the A25-54 demo. And compared to the same week last year it was the only broadcast to show both total viewer and demo growth.

With the restated Nielsen data, “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” both added total viewers, while “This Week” lost viewers.

“Meet the Press” was down the most of the Sunday public affairs shows: -15% in viewers and down -34% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year which was the beginning of the government shutdown. “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” were also down double digits in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,734,000 total viewers and 376,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The numbers for October 5:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.337M 935,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.91M 840,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.51M 663,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.18M 365,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 815,000 409,000

 

The Evening Ticker: Cooper, Cantore, Schieffer

  • Anderson Cooper will anchor his CNN show from Dallas tonight following the latest on the case of nurse Nina Pham, who was diagnosed with Ebola over the weekend. She’s the first person to contract Ebola within the United States.

  • Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore has been elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The honor, bestowed on only a handful of AMS members, is in recognition for his contribution to the atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic sciences.

  • As Nielsen continues to restate ratings data following a software error, CBS’s “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” moves from second place, to first place in the ratings for Sunday, Sept. 28. We expect to get updated data for Sunday, Oct. 5, later this week.

The Ticker: Gittrich, Tower, Schieffer

  • Greg Gittrich is leaving NBC where he was VP of NBC News Digital. “Right time for me to move on to a new thing,” Gittrich tweeted. NBC News SVP Julian March will oversee digital in the interim. Gittrich joined NBC in 2008 heading up the digital platforms for NBC’s O&Os before moving to NBC News in 2012.

  • Jon Tower is leaving MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and joining “CBS This Morning” where he’ll be supervising producer. “Even though he’s not moving on to a better place,” Joe Scarborough joked, “he is getting a wonderful opportunity. I’d be sad except for the fact that I know that Jon, Mika, and I are going to work together again soon,” Scarborough added.

  • CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer and chairman Jeff Fager will be each be honored by the New Canaan, CT library next week. Schieffer will receive the Salant Integrity Award while Fagar, a New Canaan resident, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, part of the the Richard Salant Lecture Series. Dick Salant, a past president of CBS News, was also a longtime New Canaan resident.

No One’s In Hot Water at CBS News DC

CBSNewsDCThe boiler at the CBS News Washington bureau sprung a leak last week, flooding the boiler room and sending a chill through the aging three story building.

The parts for the boiler are on order and things should be back to normal by the end of this week, we’re told. Insiders tell us a plan to be in a new building on the same site in early 2017, can’t come soon enough.

Late last month, CBS News president David Rhodes sent a note to the DC bureau informing them of a proposal to build a new state of the art facility on the current site at 2020 M Street NW.

The mid-century red brick building is so old that “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer uses Eric Sevareid’s office. Sevareid, one of “Murrow’s Boys” was Washington Bureau Chief in the early 1940s.

“But history can be limiting on the technical side,” Rhodes wrote in his note, obtained by TVNewser. “We’ll put the latest technology to work in the new building, and we’ll have more of the collaborative workspaces we’ve been introducing in New York.”

It’ll have hot water, too.

Robin Roberts Receives Walter Cronkite Award

RobinRobertsCronkite“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts accepted the 2014 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism today.

The award, presented by Arizona State University, recognizes a journalist who embodies the values of the school’s namesake.

Instead of giving a speech, Roberts was interviewed by Cronkite students Analise Ortiz and Megan Thompson (below) in front of 1,100 luncheon attendees. On Sunday, Roberts toured the Cronkite School and spoke to 200 students during a Q&A session.

“I had a quick tour of the facility — wow — you are so blessed, so fortunate. I hope you know that,” said Roberts who also watched part of the school’s newscast. “To have the hands-on experience that you are receiving is paramount,” she said.

Cronkite was a fixture at the luncheons until his death in 2009. Previous honorees include CBS’s Bob Schieffer, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, NBC’s Brian Williams, and Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, longtime anchors of PBS’s “The MacNeil/Lehrer Report.”

Sunday Show Ratings: September 28

sunday shows_304Update 10/13/14: the numbers have been updated following a Nielsen ratings data glitch. With restated data, “Face the Nation” was number one for Sept. 28

Previous story: “This Week” was the top Sunday program in viewers and the A25-54 demo this week in a reduced field due to “Meet the Press” being pre-empted for the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. The ABC broadcast topped second place “Face the Nation” by +65,000 and by +70,000 demo viewers. ABC’s victory in viewers for the first telecast of the season was its first in 12 years.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is up +24% in viewers and up +28% in the demo. “Face” was up +10% in viewers and flat in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most viewer growth, up +70% in viewers and up +21% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was down -9% in viewers and down -13% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,677,000 total viewers and 358,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The numbers for September 28:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.330M 933K
ABC
“This Week” 3.156M 899K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.692M 383K
UNIV “Al Punto” 710K 284K

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