Ratings on The View have shot through the roof this season–and so have the co-hosts’ salary demands.
The daytime gabfest, currently ranked No.2 among women aged 18-49, has experienced a ratings boom in recent weeks. The View now averages 4.2 million viewers a day thanks to the newly-extended “Hot Topics” segment. But the Season 12 ratings success has lead to money demands for hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, and Joy Behar, who now want a bigger piece of the pie.
A National Enquirer informant says: “Barbara thinks their new salary demands are outrageous–some are asking for several million dollars–and she told one confident-’They should all be ashamed of themselves–I’ve never seen a greedier bunch.’”