RATINGS: THE VIEW Increases Its Total Viewer Audience Year to Year

By: Mar. 19, 2019

RATINGS: THE VIEW Increases Its Total Viewer Audience Year to Year

ABC's "The View" averaged 2.859 million Total Viewers, 474,000 Women 25-54 and 326,000 Women 18-49, during the week of March 11, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

For the 2nd time in the last 3 weeks, "The View" increased its Total Viewer audience year to year (+1% - 2.859 million vs. 2.837 million - for w/o 3/12/18).

Season to date, amongst all network and Syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs (23 Total), "The View" (2.871 million) ranks No. 4, trailing only "Dr. Phil" (4.246 million), "Ellen" (3.214 million) and "Live with Kelly and Ryan" (3.010 million).

Celebrating its most-watched season in four years, "The View" returns for Season 22 with a new co-host, the hottest topics, headline-making conversations, politics, pop culture, celebrity guests and NEWSMAKERS beginning TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT). Abby Huntsman has been named co-host joining the panel of smart and talented women led by moderator Whoopi Goldberg with Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain. Huntsman joins ABC's award-winning talk show from Fox News where she most recently served as an anchor and host of "Fox & Friends Weekend." Plus Joy Behar, who is an original cast member, celebrates her 20th season on "The View."

"We have an exciting season ahead of us and are thrilled to welcome Abby Huntsman to 'The View'," said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, senior executive producer. "She brings her unique life and professional experiences and has a smart, relatable and distinctive point of view on everything from pop culture to politics to parenthood. We can't wait to return to the Hot Topics table with Abby joining our panel of incredibly talented women whose diverse voices have always played a significant role in the national conversation."
From welcoming Meghan McCain as a co-host to an incredible roster of guests including former Vice President Joe Biden, Stormy Daniels in her first live television interview, basketball legend Kobe Bryant helping to make a young boy's dream come true and the only place to see the epic 25th An-niversary "Sister Act" reunion performance, "The View" delivered must see television all season long. Season 21 highlights: https://bit.ly/2N2mxwU

"The View" received the 2018 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media and was in-ducted into the 2017 class of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. The show was also recognized with four Daytime Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host plus nominations for a GLAAD Media Award and NAACP Image Award. For the 2017-18 season, "The View" posted gains compared to the previous season in Total Viewers (+1% - 2.856 million vs. 2.815 million), marking its most-watched season in 4 years - since the 2013-2014 season.

"The View" (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT) is the place to be heard with live broadcasts five days a week. Hilary Estey McLoughlin serves as senior executive producer with Candi Carter and Brian Teta as executive producers. "The View" is directed by Sarah de la O.

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, Live + SD Current Week (w/o 3/11/19), Previous Week (w/o 3/4/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 3/12/18). Most Current: 2018-2019 Season Broadcast Networks (9/24/18-3/17/19) and Syndication (9/4/18-3/18/19). Averages based on regular telecasts.