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The View Summary

  • Show Status: Active
  • The View is 1 Hour long
  • 5 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened August 11, 1997
  • Show Closes: Open ended
  • Daytime Talk Show
  • TV Broadcast

The View is a political daytime TV talk show hosted by a panel of women who interview celebrities, politicians and musical artists about noteworthy events.

The View Broadcast Time

The View is transmitted at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time and is broadcasted on the ABC Network across the domestic US.

The View Age Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age to attend a The View taping.

The View Background

The View is mostly made up of debates on certain topics of which may get quite heated. The hosts often bring in 1 to 2 guests and talk to them about what they are currently working on and give the show a little energy by playing games with them such as trivia or physical sport. The show is usually opened by having the co-hosts walking on stage and closed by saying "Enjoy the View."

The moderator gets a jumpstart on the "Hot Topics" and immediately all the other hosts give their input. Aside from segments like "Hot Topics" the hosts will also show clips of viral videos as well as fashion discussions like "Must Have Monday."

The invited guests of the show can range from actors and musicians to political leaders, such as past guests Taylor Swift and Barack Obama. The guest sits in the middle of the hosts while talking to them about similar issues they discuss on the show on a regular basis.

Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar on the View
Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar on the View

The View is usually hosted by middle-aged women and the show's actual TV audience reflects this. The time the show airs is also directed towards stay-at-home mothers. As far as the in-studio audience is concerned, current mothers aren't able to leave their children at home with babysitters to see the show, so live audiences aren't exactly chock-full of them. The audience leans more towards middle-aged or slightly older women, where they already have grown children. The View's younger fans are slim to none, although the women talk about trendy topics relating to pop culture rather than just headline news and politics, the in-studio audience appears that they could just as easily talk about knitting patterns and the weather.

In the 2016 season, Behar is currently the host and moderator on the show and she brings up the topics to discuss with the other ladies of the show. Ratings of the show are strong in their segment, but critical reviews of the show are mixed due to the cast often having interesting opinions, but are often not factually correct. In one such case, Sherri Shepherd, a previous host on the show in 2007, insisted that the world may be flat. Other hosts have also made similar ridiculous claims in more recent years.

The show opens with a lively segment called Hot Topics in which the gals weigh in on a handful of "issues" -- some more consequential than others. The rest of the hour-long program is devoted to interviews with celebrities and with experts on subjects such as health and fitness, as well as the occasional musical or Broadway performance.

The show has wax and waned its way over the years and it has been indicated that season 21, which may be its last.

The View Notes

Noteworthy Dates For The View:

August 11, 1997 - The View Started

September 23, 2010 - 3000th Show

July 29, 2010 - President Barack Obama becomes first President in office on a talk show

September 15, 2014 - Season 18 Premiere

September 8, 2015 - Season 19 Premiere

September 9, 2016 - Season 20 Premiere

The taping of this show lasts approximately 1 hour. The schedule is subject to change. Occasionally, there are extra pre-tapes following the live show, which may take an additional 30-60 minutes. This could mean that audience members could be in the studio for up to four hours.

ABC Television Studio

57 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Directions: Take the 1 train to 66th Street - Lincoln Center and walk East on 66th street towards Central Park West. The studio is located between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.
Studio Information

The View Ticket Information

Both in-advance and standby tickets are available for taping of the transmitted show of The View at 5PM daily

The View Show Schedule

Tapes the 12 months of the year and usually goes on a summer hiatus for the month of August.

Cast Members

Whoopi Goldberg
Joy Behar
Sara Haines
Paula Faris
Sunny Hostin

Past Cast Members

Star Jones
Lisa Ling
Meredith Vieira
Barbara Walters
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Sherri Shepherd
Debbie Matenopoulos
Jenny McCarthy
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie Perez
Nicolle Wallace
Candace Cameron Bure
Michelle Collins


Executive Producers:

Bill Wolff & Barbara Walters

Co-Executive Producer:

Brian Balthazar

Senior Supervising Producer:

Kathleen Rajsp

Production Credits

Production Design
Boyd Dumrose

Creative Team

Ashley S. Gorman
Bill Geddie
Barbara Walters
Series Music
Jeremy Sweet
Assistant Audience Coordinator
Joseph Shepherd
Camera Operator
Peter Zivkovic