via press release:
“’s” Farewell to Barbara Walters Delivers 5.2 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as the Show’s #4 Broadcast of All Time
Is the Series’ Most-Watched Telecast in Over a Year-and-a-Half in Target Women
On Friday May 16, 2014, after over 3,811 shows, Barbara Walters signed off from “” in high fashion, drawing 5.2 million Total Viewers, ranking as the series’ #4 telecast in its 17 year history. The telecast also generated its best ratings in over a year-and-a-half in Women 18-49 (818,000/1.3 ) and Women 25-54 (1.0 million/1.6 rating) – since November 7, 2012.
Also impressive, Thursday’s telecast, which delivered 4.2 million Total Viewers, featured all 11 co-hosts for the first time on record: Meredith Vieira, Star Jones,, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck joined current co-hosts Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Whoopi Goldberg on stage to share their favorite memories of Walters.
“,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), features moderator Whoopi Goldberg and hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “ ,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC and Barwall Productions. Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie are executive producers. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) and Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) on Twitter.™
Source: Nielsen Media Research (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 5/16/14, preliminary ratings are subject to change.