Jenny McCarthy is not making a whole lot of fans by joining The View. Sources say she may be fired pretty soon, as viewers find her “more off-putting than Elisabeth [Hasselbeck].” The sources are from Radar Online so grain of salt and all that but really, who doesn’t find this hard to believe? Here’s the rest of the report, via Daily News:
“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!” a production source told Radar.
“The data has revealed that she is far more off-putting than Elisabeth.” The source revealed that Barbara Walters, 84, who will retire 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.”
Despite the fact that McCarthy has only been hosting for a little over a month, the production source is unclear how long her inked deal with the show is for, however, “If Barbara wants her out, they will buy out her contract,” the insider said.
“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.”
Ratings are also down.
Anyone been watching her on The View? Do tell. Is she annoying as all hell or is that impossible after Elisabeth?