'The View' farewell to Barbara Walters rates big
Barbara Walters’ last day on The View was a ratings bonanza: The star-studded show that featured appearances from Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey averaged 5.2 million viewers — the show’s fourth-ranked broadcast of all time, Nielsen says.
It was also the most-watched telecast in over a year and a half among women 18-49 (818,000) and women 25-54 (1 million).
Thursday’s telecast averaged 4.2 million and featured 11current and former View co-hosts for the first time on stage together.
On Friday, several female TV journalists filled the stage to pay tribute to Walters, including Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Connie Chung, Joan Lunden, Paula Zahn and Robin Roberts.