CBS’ Face The Nation has taken the season’s first three weeks in the Sunday Beltway show wars, according to corrected Nielsen stats. Most recent numbers have the program clocking 3.53 million viewers and 1.044 million in the news demo last week  – Bob Schieffer’s best deliveries since late March.

Meanwhile, ABC’s This Week logged 2.807 million viewers and 809,000 news demo viewers. And NBC’s Meet The Press, with new set and new host Chuck Todd, finished third with 2.481 million viewers and 619,000 demo viewers. Fox News Sunday logged 1.15 million viewers with 447,000 in the news demo.

Compared to last year, Face is up 9% in viewers and 13% in the demo. Season to date, Face is up 8% in viewers (3.41 compared to 3.16 million) and flat in the demo.