The View producers seem to have made the right move when they hired Whoopi Goldberg. Variety reported earlier this week that ratings are higher than ever for the daily talk show. While Goldberg, Barbara Walters and the girl are no doubt thrilled, a fan of former co-host Rosie O’Donnell’s seeing red.
In a post on her nonsensical blog, a Rosie reader questions ABC’s Nielsen numbers:
While im all about creative use of ratings, I think we need to do something with the lovely people at the view insisting that the ratings are up without rosie when in fact they are not…
Rosie goes on to cite numbers showing ratings are down 9 percent among a core demographic, women between the ages of 18 and 35. ABC, however, stands by their numbers and say total viewers are up about 400,000 compared to the same time during Rosie’s reign.