05/22/2014 03:42 pm ET Updated May 22, 2014

Barbara Walters' Farewell Week Drew Huge Ratings


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)