Here are my sources - the first is from Marc Berman's programming Insider Newsletter at MediaWeek...
Television Ratings - TV Show News - Nielsen RatingsA Nice View on ABC:
Based on ratings for the week of Sept. 3, season No. 11 of ABC daytime talker The View, featuring the debut of Whoopi Goldberg as the fourth co-host, averaged 3.5 million viewers. Comparably, that was The View's biggest opening week in the show's history. Did you hear that, Rosie?
"View" looks even rosier with cast changes - Yahoo! News"View" looks even rosier with cast changes
By Paul J. Gough Fri Sep 14, 5:20 AM ET
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Rosie who?
No one at ABC may actually be asking that, but Whoopi Goldberg's first week as moderator of "The View" averaged a solid 3.5 million viewers last week, according to data released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.
That was only 2% off last year's premiere week, which marked the beginning of Rosie O'Donnell's stormy tenure. O'Donnell left the show this year and was replaced by Goldberg, who has brought a less caustic vibe to the show.
And there's more growth for "View" in the first few days of Sherri Shepherd, the new co-host who joined the show Monday. "View" averaged 3.9 million viewers Monday compared with last season's second-week average of 3.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen.