‘The View’ Season Premiere Down 22 Percent From Last Year

19th season of panel talk show posts an even steeper 47 percent drop among women 25-54

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Ratings for the 19th-season premiere of ABC’s “The View” dropped 22 percent from last year’s season opener, which hit an eight-year high due to the return of Rosie O’Donnell after a seven-year absence.

The revamped syndicated talk show earned a 2.5 rating among households and a 1.0 rating among its targeted demographic of women aged 25-54 — a steep 47 percent drop from a year ago.

Apparently newcomer co-hosts Paula Faris, Michelle Collins, Raven-Symoné and Candace Cameron Bure were less of a draw than O’Donnell, who left the daytime show for a second time last February.

Season 19 of “The View” also saw the return of veteran panelists Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.