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With ABC becoming full owner of "The View," after buying out Barbara Walters' stake over the summer, the network announced today that the daytime talker will now fall under the purview of ABC News after more than 17 years under the entertainment division, this despite a drastic makeover this fall with the inclusion of three new hosts joining Whoopi Goldberg on the panel. With the talk show now falling under the umbrella of the news division, “General Hospital" and "The Chew" remain the only entertainment programming airing during the daytime on the network.
With the launch of its 18th season during the week of September 15-19, 2014, and the debut of new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace, and the return of Rosie O'Donnell to the table, ABC's "The View" attracted its largest premiere week ratings in three years (3.4 million), to qualify as the week's most watched broadcast talk show, while also posting year-to-year growth of 13% in viewers compared to the 17th season premiere last season (3.0 million).
The wait is over: ABC’s daytime talk show, “The View,” has completed its much-buzzed-about panel with the addition of actress Rosie Perez and political commentator Nicolle Wallace!