Rosie & Katie & Meredith ... Oh My!
8/25/2006 4:36 PM PDT
Katie Couric, Rosie O'Donnell, and Meredith Vieira are all taking on high-profile new jobs this fall. So which of these leading ladies' debuts is America anticipating the most this fall? TMZ got the figures from Ask.com.
According to the search engine's stats, after Katie announced she would be taking the helm at the "CBS Evening News," searches for her name went up 23 percent. By comparison, when Meredith Vieira was tapped to take the seat next to Matt Lauer on "Today," her searches went up 63 percent.
But the media maven who takes the search engine cake is Rosie O'Donnell. When it was announced that Rosie would be joining the girls at "The View" and afterwards, during the Star Jones I'm-leaving-no-you-were-fired debacle, Rosie's searches skyrocketed a whopping 519 percent. That's huge, considering the impact Meredith and Katie are expected to have in their respective news outlets, and given the comparative size of "Today" and "Evening News."
Personally, we can't wait for September 5 when Rosie serves up juice and cookies at her first day on the job.