*After a slow start, ratings for “The View” have steadily increased since the addition of moderator Whoopi Goldberg, and is currently soaring above the numbers averaged during the controversy-riddled era of Rosie O’Donnell.
According to Daily Variety, the ABC morning talk show under Goldberg is averaging 3.5 million total viewers, a 7% increase from 3.3 million under O’Donnell last season.
Ratings weren’t so “rosie” in the beginning for Goldberg. Her first show drew 3.4 million viewers, 1 million fewer than O’Donnell did on her first day in 2006. Pundits began to predict a permanent ratings dropoff from Rosie’s tenure. EURweb