Three months in, it’s still very apparent that firing Star Jones and replacing her with Rosie O’Donnell was the right ratings move for ABC’s “The View.”
Daytime strip notched its best-ever November sweeps ratings last month, surging 27% over its year-ago Nielsen numbers. Sweeps period was the first for the show since O’Donnell joined in September.
Overall, “The View” averaged a 1.7 rating in the key demo of women 18-49, making it the No. 4 show in all of daytime.
“The View” also scored record ratings in the total viewer category, attracting an average aud of 3.4 million viewers — up 15% vs. the same frame in 2005.
Nielsen surge for “The View” is all the more impressive given the overall downward trend for most daytime skeins.
Separately, on the cable front, the premiere of MTV’s “Twentyfourseven,” a real-life version of “Entourage,” didn’t look so hot Wednesday night.
Skein delivered 1.28 million total viewers (1.2/4 in the target people 12-34 demo) at 10:30, dropping more than half of its lead-in audience. The 10 p.m. episode of “The Real World: Denver” that preceded “Twentyfourseven” scored 2.96 million viewers overall (2.7/9 in 12-34).
(Denise Martin contributed to this report.)
Popular on Variety
'Game of Thrones' Cast: Who Should Sit on the Iron Throne?
Met Gala: Best Fashion From Lady Gaga to Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Lady Gaga Rocks Four Outfits at Met Gala
'Avengers: Endgame' Stars Guess What Cast Member Was a Stripper Before an Avenger
'Avengers: Endgame' World Premiere Teases the Next Stage for Marvel
Hasan Minhaj Challenges Jared Kushner at the Time 100 Gala
China’s Huanxi Media Group Limited has bought the exclusive broadcasting right in the mainland for the forthcoming sci-fi TV series “Snowpiercer” from ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The show is based on South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s film of the same name and is set to debut on TBS in the U.S. in the spring of [...]
Forty years ago in Los Angeles, the decision to invest millions in a museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art — not to mention its formerly desolate downtown location, where the vibe was more apocalyptic than artsy — was a risky proposition. But now that the city’s cultural heart has shifted south of Hollywood, it seems [...]
The Writers Guild of America has bulked up its lawsuit with additional fraud allegations against Hollywood’s four biggest talent agencies. The WGA amended its suit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court with the claim that CAA, WME, UTA and ICM partners have engaged “constructive fraud” by allegedly placing their own interests ahead of their clients [...]
“GLOW” star Betty Gilpin is getting used to people on the street congratulating her for her hit TV show. But here’s the weird part: Some of them are congratulating her for “Killing Eve.” For the record, Gilpin does not play international assassin Villanelle on AMC’s and BBC America’s “Killing Eve.” That character is played by [...]
Jason Mitchell is being dropped from a number of his current and upcoming projects. Variety has confirmed that the up and coming actor will not return for “The Chi’s” already announced third season, with Season 2 of the show currently airing on Showtime. In addition, Mitchell will no longer be starring in the Netflix film “Desperados,” in [...]
In today’s roundup, Maisie Williams will guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” and “Drunk History” will return with eight new episodes to Comedy Central. DATES Comedy Central‘s “Drunk History” will return with eight new episodes beginning with “Derek Waters’ Believe It or Not” Tuesday, June 18 at 10 p.m. The series premiere of “Alternatino [...]
Lisa Kudrow has signed on to star in and executive produce the comedy pilot “Good People” currently in the works at Amazon, Variety has learned. The half-hour project hails from writers and executive producers Whitney Cummings and Lee Daniels, with Cummings also set to star. It centers on three generations of women working in the [...]