Jenny McCarthy might get fired from ‘The View’ because viewers totally hate her
The View isn’t favorable for Jenny McCarthy! A production source told RadarOnline.com exclusively that the newest co-host of the ABC morning show’s job is in jeopardy because her big mouth is making viewers tune out.
And incredibly, former Playboy Playmate McCarthy, 40, has proven to be even more unpopular with viewers than the polarizing Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left The View for Fox News, the production insider revealed.
“ABC has begun doing deep research on Jenny’s work on the show and the initial findings are that viewers want to tune out the second she opens her mouth!” the source told Radar. “The data has revealed that she is FAR more off-putting than Elisabeth.”
Although The View titan Barbara Walters, 84, who is retiring from broadcasting in summer 2014, “isn’t looking for a replacement for Jenny yet, she is obsessed with ratings and the longevity of the show, so Jenny needs to turn it around or she will be gone.”
The source is unclear if McCarthy’s deal is for one year or two, but said that “if Barbara wants her out, they will buy out her contract.
“Right now they’re just trying to adjust Jenny’s performance on the show so that she comes off as more appealing, but that’s an uphill battle.”
According to The Wrap, The View has seen minor dips in total viewership after McCarthy’s debut.
The mother of an autistic son, McCarthy has come under fire by some for her controversial stance that vaccines cause autism.
Helen Keller could have seen this coming. Network execs are the dumbest, most insulated dipshits on the planet.
I'm convinced you could hire archerfish to spit water at head shots of potential co-hosts with high Q ratings better than the execs. They are beyond stupid.
Why not get Mary Matalin? She looks like most badly aged women of her demographic, she's rabidly right wing but at least she's not stupid.
They were probably thinking that Jenny would be good for The View like Aisha Tyler is good for The Talk. Both are beautiful, somewhat well known comic actresses. But too bad Jenny is too overbearing and not relatable in the slightest.
They intentionally chose the controversial Jenny McCarthy. It creates buzz and controversy and keeps the View relevant as people are still talking about it. This thread is a case in point. Their plan is working.
We need a plan! How about this: We hire someone viewers will hate and who will cause our ratings to drop as viewers resultantly tune out. Then we plant items in gossip columns and trashy websites. It'll get us talked again--and that's where zero dollars are at!!!
Hmm...this is not how our focus groups reacted.
R4, I pictured Marlee Matlin which isn't a bad suggestion for a replacement either.
Brooke Shields - gorgeous, funny, a mother, educated, both relatable and aspirational.
What's to know? HIRE HER.
Or maybe it's because, so what, who cares, I'm gone.
There must be one centre right woman who can form a logical thought. Even if she's wrong.
Focus groups and network research are so unreliable.
Maybe long-time viewers are put off because of all the recent changes.
I don't watch and can't speak to how Jenny does, but, trusting these polls seems silly.
they should lure Ann "breathless" Curry
away from NBC.
She's likeable and can still play the oh
poor me card.
The problem with the View is SHerry never EVER shuts the fuck up.
Bobby Flay was on one day and those big mouthed broads didn't let him say two words. I was humiliating for the guy.
It'll take 10 years.
Jenny had co-hosted the View many times before they hired her.
They knew exactly what they were getting.
Ann Curry is terrible as part of an ensemble. That was basically her undoing at Today. She's a decent reporter and news anchor, she might even be good as a solo talk host, but she has awful on-camera rapport with just about every member of the human race.
Barbara doesn't want controversy anymore. In part, because this is her last year in the news business before she retires. You know she does not want anyone on who will take attention away from HER and the grandstanding she will get when she leaves.
I would love it if Star Parker joined. A completely batshit crazy freeper who makes Elizabeth look like Shari Lewis. She co-hosted once and is probably banned from appearing on there again. But the fireworks that would inevitably go down between Whoopi and her would make it must see TV everyday.
What is Jenny's role? Is she supposed to be right wing?
How about Kaye Ballard?
Hmmmmmm. Barbara, Whoopi, Sherri, and Jenni. Pretty frightening group that most people have nothing in common with.
what r1 said
Sucks when you only get one season to catch on ....
They should think a bit farther outside of the box. Yoko Ono could use a day job, right?
r10, You really have it out for me don't you? Ain't happnin.' Not for all the tea in China.
I was watching today, and got more distracted by the Lucy MAME filter on the camera that shoots close-ups on Barbara Walters. Do she and Kathy Griffin get how this is ten times more embarrassing than being shot naturally and on the same film stock as mid-shots and other angles?
I can't wait for Barbara Walters next segment on aging with dignity.
I don't watch the show. The only pieces I have seen are Hasselbeck and O'Donnell going at it - thank-you youtube.
How reliable a source can this be? Knows the details of internal polling but has no idea how long her contract is?
This is probably a plant to spark interest in the show.
R20, I believe she's supposed to be the "comedian"
Before anything happens to Jennie Barbara and one of the ladies will have a real fight--one will walk off--Barbara almost had a real problem today when she came close to accusing them of being anti-Semitic. Stay tuned!!!!
Whoopi looks like a sloppy old rasta man with a weight problem.
This show is so fucking tired...like I'm supposed to give a shit what their opinions are on various topics? What made them so special?
What happened today r14?
Did you hear that comment Jenny made about Jews making money? The topic was Miley Cyrus' antisemitic remark about Jews, and Jenny went and made her own little remark! Priceless girl. She tries to be hip, but it isn't working.
I'm simply her fan. A smart woman and nice add to the View.
Jenny made a joke today about Jews and money and Barbara got quite pissed and said what she said was anti-Semitic. 'Twas awkward to watch.
My guess is she's gone soon
R4 co-sign. They need a heavy hitter like a Mary Matalin, Donna Brazille. They can get out of this by making JM 'special guest host'.
[quote]I'm simply her fan. A smart woman
Do smart people often argue against science in favor of a mom's intuition?
What did Jenny say about Jews?
Something along the lines of, "They sure do know how to make money."
R38 Have you ever heard of sarcasm?
I only watch this show when I'm sick, which isn't often. The last time I saw it, Hasselcrack and Joy were on.
Any fool could have told Baba Wawa that Jenny McCarthy was crude, stupid, unlikable and that the frauen would hate her.
Baba had better get ready to buy out her contract.
R35 = Annie Wilkes
Sherri is intolerable. A genuine idiot. And she's just awful at interviews. The last ep I watched, Tim Allen was a guest. He was promoting whatever sitcom he has on ABC now. They were taking questions from Twitter, and someone tweeted a question like, "Will JTT ever be a guest star?" Sherri read the question, and pronounced JTT as "Jit."
Whoopi clearly just wants a paycheck. She feigns indifference at most of what they discuss.
But Barbara is really the worst. She's at that age now where it takes a good 3-4 minutes to finish a sentence. And then she gets frustrated when they interrupt her. She makes everything awkward.
They're losing their viewership advantage over The Talk.
[quote]This season to date, The View, minus Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar and with Jenny McCarthy, has a 7% total viewer advantage over CBS’s The Talk. Same time last season it had a 31% advantage. In female demos, the two talkers are neck and neck. The View is averaging a 1.2/8 in women 25-54, to The Talk’s 1.2/7. The View is averaging a 0.8/6 in women 18-49; The Talk is averaging a 0.8/4. The Talk got off to a roaring start in its fourth season, with a week’s worth of personal secret revealing by the co-hosts, which results in its biggest weekly audience ever.
Jenny is making even me miss Elizabeth, and trust me, I view Ms Hasselback in the same category as Rick Santorum and Ted Crews.
She is grating and her self effacing act is so obviously phony. I know he is no prize, but how on earth did Jim Carrey put up with her ass for 4 years? And now she's banging Donnie Wahlberg of NKOTB. Hilarious!
She'll be gone before Spring.
I wonder how much the decrease is due to Joy being gone?
Well, Carrey is crazy.
Thought she said her son is no longer autistic. And in a recent interview she said that she does believe in vaccines, just not all at once. Typical phoney, liar, hypocrite.
[quote]Any fool could have told Baba Wawa that Jenny McCarthy was crude, stupid, unlikable and that the frauen would hate her.
I wonder if they had to disregard focus groups/ testing because Barbara wanted what she wanted. McCarthy may have been fine as a guest host here and there but she's always struck me as an obnoxious and she mugs shamelessly for the camera whenever I've seen her interviewed in brief clips. Maybe she's been relatively quiet on the show because she's been told to tone it down?
Just on the basis of her being a two time Playboy centerfold (the recent one was a short while ago), the producers or Walters should have understood how she might not fly with the demographic that watches the show.
Sounds like they're trying to drum up publicity by releasing this story.
Brooke Sheilds is screwed in the head and doesn't exercise enough.
From the discussion today about Mylie Cyrus' comments on old Jewish men running record companies...
[quote]I gotta tell you, I would listen to anyone who is Jewish. They know how to make some money. (with a chuckle)
[quote]You see, that is an anti-semetic remark.
[quote]Well I don't know. I'm proud of them.
[quote]I know you don't know.
And then Barbara went on to explain how she wants people of different backgrounds and ideas on her show, but they have to be conscious of the potentially offensive things that they say.
Team Barbara W on that one r53 - Jenny sounds like an idiot.
[quote]they should lure Ann "breathless" Curry away from NBC. She's likeable and can still play the oh poor me card.
Surely you jest! She makes me want to throw things at the TV.
i've never really been a fan. there has always been something off-putting about her
I know I am going to be mocked for this...
I have watched The View religiously for about 10 years. It all started when broke my leg and was housebound for two weeks. Now, I listen to it like its a radio show at my desk at work. Trust me, I am embarrassed as I type.
As much as Elizabeth grated on me, it was good to have her there because she would at least have some sort of opinion (however stupid and misguided you may think it was,) and Joy provided a voice of reason. When the two of them would go at it, it was very entertaining. The show at least pretended to have actual political and news-worthy guests and conversations about actual things of import. No...it didn't maintain a high level of discourse, but it maybe tried.
Now with those two gone, no one is able to hold up that kind of conversation. McCarthy and Sheppard now waste 10 minutes at the end of every other episode discussing things they read in Star magazine. The women now walk out to that awful "American Girl" song, which is cringeworthy because the median age of the women strutting out to it is maybe 63.
It sort of makes me sad.
This is news? She's dumb and dull. She makes Sherri Shepard look like a Savant.
Now that the other 2 are gone, Sherri has moved up the ladder. She is truly awful ...but she has gotten better at reading her cue cards but she is stupid. They should have gotten Kathy Griffin for the Joy spot and Brook Shields for Elizabeth- it would have been much better chemistry. With Jenny, there is none..
Walters thought with Behar and Hasselback gone, the show needs 2 more very outspoken co-hosts. McCarthy is very outspoken but she's also a fucking moron and most women don't take her seriously because of her whorish past.
Many women feel the way Joan Rivers does in the following clip from 2 weeks ago on Fashion Police:
I've never watched the Fashion Police before. That clip is just awful. Very juvenile. They're guffawing as though what's being said is profoundly funny.
Babs know who she should.call but she won't. Anyone with a brain never lasts. Except Joy. Whoopi is just there. Rosie, Meredith, Lisa had brains.
They need to hire Margaret Cho.
Can Kathy Griffin tone it down enough to be acceptable to viewers?
Margaret Cho would be awesome!
Barbara Walters is Jewish. Could be the reason she took offense to the Jewish joke.
I'm Episcopalian. I was offended by the "Jewish joke".
You're a bigoted tool, R67.
I think a lot of middle-aged women related to Joy. She's overweight, she's kind of fed up with things, she's kind of loud mouthed, but funny. I think a lot of middle-aged women think she is like them.
Fuck you, r68. You're just a troll trying to start trouble.
No, no, no, fuck YOU, dear.
I'm not a troll, you godforsaken frau. I am an Episcopalian who doesn't like anti-Semitic "humor". It's offensive, just as racist "humor" and homophobic "humor" are offensive. Well, at least they are offensive to decent people, someone like you may find that sort of thing perfectly acceptable.
I have a zero tolerance policy for bigotry that has served me well for decades. I think I'll keep it. Naturally, you are welcome to continue being a dumb cunt.
Wait...Jews don't know how to make money...?
I don't get it.
Thank you, r71.
When will people realize no one wants to watch a show with Jenny McCarthy? Her late night talk show on VH1? all of her shows, her OWN project...all of it ratings disasters. No one wants to watch Jenny McCarthy.
twice I've noticed the studio audience audibly disgruntled by her opinions (all trite stuff but still...when she said she was sorry Bruce and Kris Jenner divorced and when she said she was happy Kanye stood up for himself to Jimmy Kimmell)
Who'd have ever thought Sherri Sheppard would become the "smart" one...(she kind of saved her both times.)
It made no sense to hire her in the first place. They need another Lisa Ling, not another Matenopoulos. What happened to the whole "different women from different generations and different career backgrounds" thing they were trying to promote in the beginning? They need to hire a woman in her twenties, and another in her thirties to stay relevant.
McCarthy was supposedly the replacement Joy Behar
Today was pretty acrimonious. Barbara called her out for being anti-semetic. Then Gavin Degraw said something about not knowing if this was the start of something big or the beginning of the end...and Jenny muttered tell me about it.
BTW Star Jones was a guest ironically.
R61 lighten up. That clip is hilarious. Rivers rightfully ripped McCarthy to shreds.
What's funny is how obvious Barbara is when she's displeased.
Water is wet.
Jenny MCCarthy=the laundromat.
Because everyone in Hollywood has put a load in it.
Motherfucking shitstain at r71, what I meant was Barbara Walters was probably more sensitive to the Jewish comment because she is herself Jewish. Just as I would be probably more sensitive to a gay joke than a straight person.
I guess a cunt such as yourself has nothing better to do in life but to misinterpret statements for her own amusement to try to start flame wars. So fuck off, cunt.
I had no idea that Barbara was so old. I thought she was only early-mid 70s.
Who gives a shit, it doesn't matter who they get on that show, it will still suck, people should not talk that much.
[quote] most women don't take her seriously because of her whorish past
People keep saying Barbara, Barbra and her inner Lesbian does come out once in a while but c'mon Jenny McCarthy is sitting there because Bill Gedde probably gets hard for her.
I took the show off my DVR, she's awful and now that Sheri has taken over it's unwatchable. Cho is a great idea, the show could use a queer view again, like The Talk, but Kathy Griffin would never movie to NY and leave her 94 year old Mother in LA. I think Jenny still commutes to Chicago. She only works Monday through Thursday so she flies back on Thursday night for the weekends.
Why does it have to be another republican? The Talk doesn't seem to have any and their ratings are solid. And they make much more sense,especially Sarah and Aisha. And Sheryl is very funny to me!
Merideth Joy and Star should team up and start a show...just to irritate bARBARA.
I am not surprised. I don't even watch her show on vh1
No one should start another one of these stupid blab fest shows. Human beings cannot provide an hours worth of interesting conversation a week much less 5 times a week. Crap if 3 or 4 guys got together once a week to gas away about their stupid opinions they would be just as brutally dull as these women are.
Maybe if the networks took away the fake court shows and stupid talk shows people would get a job...well not likely. If that phoney Rachel Ray ever prepared food that didn't contain ground turkey her fans would be surprised. And all that "Sammie" crap she talks about. Yuck, they're all a bunch of aging cheerleaders. As you can tell I stayed home sick one day last week and I don't have cable. OK I'm finished with my rant. But seriously I was embarrassed for them. Martha Steward might be a big old bully but at least she's a dignified bully. OK I'm really finished now, sorry.
Where the hell did Sherri SHepherd come from? She seems to have sprung from out of nowhere.
I was watching the show and was dumbfounded when she made those remarks about Jews and money. That is a typical anti-Semitic rant- Whoopie is no angel either- always sticking up for her good pal Mel Gibson. I will not watch the View any longer. Enough is enough.
Why was this fucking cunt hired to be on The View in the first place?
She could be as smart as Sheldon Cooper and still sound like a moron. It's her Chi Town accent and dizzy delivery. And she needs to lose the hornrimmed glasses. They don't make her look "smart" they make her look like a phony poseur. The sexy Librarian look only works in a Playboy spread.
[quote]Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left The View for Fox News, the production insider revealed.
Is that how that went down? I thought Hasselbeck's contract was not renewed, i.e. she was shown the door. None of this "left for", but more like Fox News rescued her.
Isn't Whoopi Jewish?
They worded the announcement very carefully. Barbra denied that Hasselbeck was being give the heave ho, went on record that she had a home at The View as long as she wanted one. But, by then the damage had been done. And Hasselbeck knew if she stayed she would be blamed if the show took a dive in the ratings. Coupled with the fact that she was very unpopular with the audience and ABC was concerned that she was hurting the brand and the insider gossip about her chilly relationship with Barbra was never really addressed made her seek out a friendlier working environment. She chose to go but they were not about to stop her.
That clip wit Joan Rivers was sad too. Since when has it become entertainment to publicly criticize people in such a catty way? This is why people have no manners anymore, everybody thinks it is OK to saw awful things about others. It's not even constructive. All these talk shows are sad, sad, sad!
Holy shit R101, MARY!!!
She is not going to fuck up my swan song season!
Babwa has spwoken.
Hasselbeck go the Star Jones. She was told, you can say whatever you like as to the reason you are leaving. It was in fact Hasselbeck who released the news she was being fired (on the DL) forcing Walters to save face and keep her on through the summer. Joy on the other hand annouced she was leaving early and left with dignity. You notice Joy announced she was leaving, stuck around for months and had a big farewell show. Liz said she was leaving and was gone the next day..no swan song.
Okay, so in the interest of being fair I watched today's show. The guest host was Punky Brewster. Jenny McCarthy is less than useless. She doesn't add anything to this show. She's scared to death of saying something that will piss off Barbara. Not that Barbara gives her much of a chance to do that. The Jews are good at making money gaffe was one of the few times she was allowed to speak. And it backfired. The Queer Guys were on and when Jenny tried to compliment Tom, Barbara cut her off. For the rest of the segment Jenny just sat there smiling, in silence. The most animated she gets is during the voice over for the next segment when they are going to commercial. She will talk to Sherri or Whoopi but we, the audience. are not privy to what is being said. But boy, does she look like she's having FUN! She basically draws a paycheck for sitting there, smiling, shuffling through her cheat cards and smiling some more. Punky Brewster didn't say two words. This has become the Whoopi and Sherri show.
Barbara told Kressley that she wanted to see him back on television and he said "Well, I'm available." Jenny looked very uncomfortable. This show would be so much better with Ali Wentworth and Kressley. At least it would be lively and funny again.
At the opening of the Punky Brewster show, Barbara demonstrated that she is aware of the stories about McCarthy not being in good favor on the show.
She said she wanted to take a moment to thank Jenny for joining the show and that she is happy she is at the table - something along those lines. She said she realized she hasn't said it since Jenny started.
Similar to how she had positive things to say about Hasselback earlier this year when the tabloid press was running stories saying that she was being canned for turning off too many viewers.
[quote]Kathy Griffin would never movie to NY and leave her 94 year old Mother in LA.
Oh honey, I'd ditch my mother for a dollar and a vile of eye glitter. Money is my God and I worship hourly.
Walters can use this as an example-just because someone is loud and outspoken, it doesn't mean she is A) intelligent or B) likable.
Anytime Barbara Walters tells anyone on the view that the show is so lucky to have them, it usually means that that person has already been offered a goodbye package and has 2-3 weeks to pick their farewell date.
OMG ,yes I know I should stop watching...I just put the online show at night while I'm doing other things online BUT
today they babbled for 8 minutes about the guest host's husband before they got to an actual topic!!!
It is like they are consciously trying to make the show unwatchable so it gets cancelled as soon as Barbara goes.
It sure sounded like Jenny was setting up her exit today. Whoopi made a big production regarding Jenny's "Hot Button Issue", said issue being her angst over leaving her son in Chicago while she works in NYC. Jenny most likely will soon announce she moving back home for the sake of the child. Lady Wawa was not in attendance today.
She can go back to what she does best-being vulgar and crass. BUH bye! Babs' last season is an embarassment. The show has turned into low class crap. Please fire Sherri while you're at it.
[quote]Barbara Walters is Jewish. Could be the reason she took offense to the Jewish joke.
In addition to accepting stereotypes, R67 erroneously says "took offense to" instead of using the correct form: "took offense at".
Off with his head!
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Why does Jenny live in Chicago? Where does her ex-husband live? Is he involved with the kid at all?
Whoopi and Sherri take offence at every thing they perceive to be anti black, so the Boss can take offense to something she perceives to be anti Jewish, even though she isn't a practicing one. The 2 darkies also took offense at that stupid Chinese viral song cause they thought it was rascist. And yes Whoopi, Jews do eat bagels and lox and blacks do eat watermelon and fried chicken..it's a fact..so- get over yourself.