If this bit of news turns out to be true, it's quite an indictment on the state of Katie Couric's daytime talk show. According to New York Daily News, Katie's low ratings make it vulnerable to cancellation, but if the show gets axed " viewers could soon see the peppy TV queen replacing Barbara Walters on The View."
One tipster says network honchos believe the timing is perfect for a switcheroo — as soon as Walters decides to go, Couric could seamlessly step in, with the network making it look like Babs had appointed her own successor.
So let me get this straight. Couric flopped as anchor of CBS Evening News, her expensive daytime talk show could soon be cancelled—while The Talk is nipping at The View's stilettos in the ratings—and Disney-ABC thinks Couric would be a good fit for The View? It doesn't make sense, but I'm sure it will cost more than a few dollars.
Walters denied the report to the newspaper.
“I love Katie and we are good friends,” she told us. “She is always welcome as a guest on ‘The View’ and I was recently a guest on her show, but there is no truth to the rumor that she will be taking my place on ‘The View.’”