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Barbara Walters' Farewell Week Drew Huge Ratings

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THE VIEW - 5/13/14 After 17 incredible seasons and 10 different female panelists, Barbara Walters says farewell to live daily television with her final co-host appearance this week on 'The View,' the daytime program she created for ABC. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. Today's special guests include Jimmy Kimmel and Goldie Hawn. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) | Getty

Barbara Walters retired with a huge bang.

Her last week on "The View" — which was filled with tributes to the legendary broadcaster — drew a three-year high of 4.1 million viewers. The show also drew the most women in the 25-54 demo since January 2013.

With 5.2 million total viewers tuned in, Walters' final episode was the show's fourth-watched episode of all-time. Hillary Clinton and Oprah, along with more than two dozen female broadcasters, showed up to surprise her. Thursday's episode featured all eleven of the show's co-hosts, past and present, to say farewell to Walters.

Walters retired Friday after five decades in television news.

(h/t the Wrap)