PopEater spoke with a "View insider" who told them, "Barbara adores Meredith and would welcome her back on The View in a second. Meredith returning home would be a great ratings boost and Barbara likes nothing better than ratings success even if it means asking one of the regular women to have a less active role." It would probably be another great ratings boost to bench Hasselbeck! Just sayin'!
Meredith served as one of the original co-hosts on the popular daytime show. She was a part of the show from the day it debuted in 1997 until she quit in the spring of 2006. She was a fan favorite and some would say that the show hasn't been the same since she left.
As for leaving the Today Show, Vieira has stated that she disliked waking up at 2:30 am to start her day and she wanted to spend more time with her family. Who could blame her; waking up at 2:30 am? Ouch!
If she were to return to The View, she would only work four days a week; PopEater states that The View's Friday episode is taped on Thursday. They also point out that Joy Behar only appeared on the show part-time when she began. Meredith could have plenty of down-time with those hours.
Meredith Vieira is a well-liked, respected television personality. She carries with her a large and loyal fan base that is likely to watch her on any show (within reason). She really could be a huge ratings boost for The View and they'd be smart to snatch her up!
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