(via press release)—At 11:00 a.m. EDT on August 11, 1997, The ABC Television Network aired the live, premiere broadcast of THE VIEW, a talk show unlike any other that had previously appeared on television. Created by broadcast legend Barbara Walters, the multi-generational show featured a panel of dynamic women with diverse points of view, tackling the hottest topics in the news with moderator Meredith Vieira, co-hosts Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos and Walters. On FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT), to mark the 20th anniversary, ABC will rebroadcast the 1997 premiere of THE TALK show that became a pop culture phenomenon and is often imitated but never duplicated. Since 1997, viewers have been taking a little time to enjoy “The View.”
As season 20 concludes, “The View” is posting gains compared to the same point last season in Total Viewers (+2% – 2.816 million vs. 2.760 million), marking its most watched season in 3 years – since the 2013-14 season. “The View” also stands as the only broadcast daytime show to grow its overall audience from last season.
“The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT) is the place to be heard with stellar lineups of the hottest topics and celebrities, politicians and newsmakers, and so much more. For breaking news and updated videos, follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Sara Haines (@sarahaines), Jedediah Bila (@jedediahbila) and Sunny Hostin (@sunny) on Twitter.