Yes, this is definitely possible. To make this work, you will need Views, plus also the Token module installed.
Start with a long list of entries in a View, as in the image below:
- Go to edit the view.
- Click “Add” next to either “Header” or “Footer” in the center of the view:
- Choose “Global: Result summary”
- Click “Apply (All displays)”
On the next screen, you can chose tokens to put into the “Display” area. Here are the tokens you can use:
@start — the initial record number in the set
@end — the last record number in the set
@total — the total records in the set
@name — the human-readable name of the view
@per_page — the number of items per page
@current_page — the current page number
@current_record_count — the current page record count
@page_count — the total page count
Once you’ve chosen your options, click “Apply (All displays)”.
Save your view and you’ll now see that the number of results is automatically calculated: