‘The View’ Tops All Daytime Talk and News Shows for First Season in 24-Year History

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‘The View’ Tops All Daytime Talk and News Shows for First Season in 24-Year History

“The View” has finished Season 24 as the No. 1 daytime talk or news program in both households and total viewers — the first time that’s ever been the case. The first-place finish counts all daytime network and syndicated talk shows and news programming. It does not count daytime shows like “The Young and the Restless,” “Judge Judy” and “The Price is Right.” “The View” grew 1% in total viewers from Season 23 (2.724 million) to 24 (2.743 million). That may not seem like a sizable increase, but it is a sizable achievement these days. Generally speaking, all linear TV ratings are heading in the opposite direction — and fairly rapidly. And it went out with a bang: Meghan McCain’s final week averaged 2.359 million total viewers, up 8% from the prior week, according to Nielsen. That was a five-week high. Of that sum, the show’s 236,000 female viewers 18-49 was a 5% improvement week to week. Due to ABC News’ live special on the results of the Andrew Cuomo investigation, “The View” was retitled to “View” last Tuesday, which means that final week’s numbers are the averages of just Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. After four years, McCain’s final...

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