Forbes just released The Most Influential Women In Media and nine out of the top ten women have a daytime connection. Not surprisingly Oprah ranks No. 1. Diane Sawyer earned the No. 2 spot while Barbara Walters appears at No. 3. Walters' fellow The View co-hosts appear at No. 11. This is what Forbes wrote about The View.
The thing that keeps the show interesting and fresh is all the diverging and often opposing viewpoints. The audience senses this honesty isn't staged, as some of its controversies have even led to former hosts like Rosie O'Donnell or Star Jones leaving the show.