President’s ‘View’ Visit Sets Ratings Record

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

President Barack Obama‘s visit has set a standard for “The View.”

Obama’s appearance with a convalescing Barbara Walters and her co-hosts reached 6.6 million viewers last week, the biggest audience ever for a show that’s been on the air since 1997, the Nielsen Co. said.


It was believed to be the first time a sitting president has visited a daytime talk show. Obama was indirectly responsible for the previous record for “The View,” when 6.2 million people watched the day after he was elected president in 2008. More…