Donald Trump Jr Appearance Propels ‘The View’ to Largest Audience in More Than 6 Months

Should make for one proud papa

Donald Trump Jr. on The View
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Donald Trump Jr.’s recent appearance on “The View” is still providing fireworks. Thursday’s episode led the ABC daytime talk show to its most-watched week in more than six months.

“The View” averaged 2.689 million total viewers last week, according to Nielsen. That was 6% better than the prior week and a new season-high.

Trump Jr.’s episode itself was the show’s most-watched in more than six months, with 3.021 million viewers. In addition to Trump Jr. as a special attraction, “The View” also celebrated its 5,000th episode that day.

The most recent episode of “The View” to reach a larger TV audience than Trump Jr.’s came on April 26, 2019, which was Joe Biden’s first appearance since he announced intentions to run for president in 2020. (Yes, against Donald Trump Sr.)

That same week was the last to draw more eyeballs than this one.

Last week, “The View” averaged 380,000 women 25-54, which is its key demographic. Among women 18-49, “The View” brought in 275,000 viewers.

Season-to-date, “The View” ranks fourth out of 21 syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs. Its 2.590 million viewer average is behind only “Dr. Phil” (3.452 million), “Live With Kelly and Ryan” (2.722 million) and “Ellen” (2.668 million).

All numbers in this story come from Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings metric.