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More than 6.5 Million Watch President Obama on The View
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More than 6.5 Million Watch President Obama on The View

Nearly five and half million homes – roughly 6.5 million viewers – tuned into “The View” on July 29 to see the interview with President Barack Obama, a rarity for a daytime talkshow. The President’s appearance did not eclipse the viewership from previous primetime or late night interviews, but did exceed his Sunday morning news show appearances.

President Obama – Non-Speech or Press Conference Television Appearances
RANK Program Date # of Households # of Persons
1 60 Minutes 11/16/08 17,329,000 25,105,000
2 60 Minutes 3/22/09 11,960,000 17,042,000
3 Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno 3/19/09 11,077,000 14,634,000
4 60 Minutes 9/13/09 7,908,000 10,518,000
5 Late Show w/ David Letterman 9/21/09 5,876,000 7,417,000
6 The View 7/29/10 5,466,368 6,589,673
7 Meet the Press 12/7/08 5,180,000 6,561,000
8 This Week 1/11/09 3,430,000 4,339,000
9 Face the Nation 3/29/09 3,010,000 3,700,000
Source: The Nielsen Company

In January, 48 million viewers watched the President’s first State of the Union speech.