O’Donnell’s Debut Bolsters ‘The View’ Ratings

Sep 6, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s “The View” saw increased ratings on its season opener Tuesday, a day that also included the debut of its newest co-host, former daytime talker Rosie O’Donnell, and an appearance by singer Jessica Simpson.

“The View” averaged a 3.8 household rating and 13 share in 55 metered markets, according to Nielsen Media Research. “The View” was up an average 52 percent over its lead in (2.5/9) and up 36 percent from its year ago time period average (2.8/9).

In New York on WABC-TV, “The View” won its 11a.m. time period with a 5.9 rating and a 19 share. It also won its 10 a.m. time period in Los Angeles on KABC-TV, where it scored a 2.7 rating and 9 share.