September 26, 2012 1:04pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'The View's' Visit From Barack and Michelle Obama Pulls 4.3 Million Viewers
Tuesday's visit from President Obama gave The View its best ratings since... the last visit from President Obama.
The panel's sit-down with the president and first lady pulled a four-month high of a 4.3 million viewers in the process. Obama's last appearance on the ABC daytime talker bested Tuesday with 4.7 million viewers. In adults 18-49, The View raked in an impressive 1.1 million.
The broadcast marked Obama's fifth appearance on the show since making his debut, then a senator, in September of 2007.
Obama has been a ratings boon for many this election season. Last week's interview with David Leterman drove The Late Show to a two-year overnight high, and first lady Michelle Obama has been making the rounds on daytime talkers Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz and Steve Harvey.
In the leaked tape that has given him such a hard time of late, GOP nominee Mitt Romney referred to The View as "high risk" for its liberal-leaning panel, though outwardly conservative panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck subsequently announced on air that Romney and his wife, Ann, would appear before the election.
No date has been set.