Whoopi-Led "View" Up In Ratings
After a shaky start in the ratings, Whoopi is now beating Rosie.
On her first day as moderator of "The View," Whoopi Goldberg drew 3.4 million viewers, 1 million fewer than Rosie O'Donnell did on her first day in 2006, and the show looked to be in for a season of tough comparisons.
But after one week, the show under Whoopi was in a dead heat with the Rosie-led show of last year.
The second week into the season, "The View" was up 16% over last year, an unexpected turn for ABC daytime prexy Brian Frons, who predicted before the season began that Whoopi wouldn't top Rosie.