‘The View': Did Meghan McCain Bring Ratings Along With Drama in Her 4 Seasons?

McCain will leave ”The View“ following its best season in three years

Meghan McCain brought plenty of drama during her four seasons on “The View,” as the conservative co-host frequently (and sometimes viciously) sparred with her more liberal co-hosts. But did those made-for-TV verbal fights lead to more TV viewers?

While McCain’s comments often trended on Twitter and blew up the internet (including many on these here pages), it doesn’t seem like she had much of an impact when it came to the daytime show’s viewership. But to be fair: “The View” didn’t lose viewers either — at a time when just about every other daytime show has dropped, often by double digits. (More on that in a moment.)

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Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays