Top Television Talk Shows

The Top Ten

1 The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen's sense of humour is just perfect for me. Watching her show makes me happy!

Ellen is HILARIOUS! She does fun stuff as well as the usual questions:P I LOVE HER! :P:P:P

She is one goddess of kindness

Take that conan

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2 Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Best and most creative, most global show in existence, Ellen is pure garbage and a cyborg, Kimmel and Fallon are pretty mediocre, after the mighty Letterman, Conan holds the torch.

Love him...greetings from germany

Conan is an extremely talented individual, he has really good writers, and was a writer for the simpsons for 4 years. My favourite talk show host by far, the guy can really jam at guitar. Plus andy is probably the best and wittiest side kick. Again, everything he does reflect his hard work, he made 'Conan' work on tbs after the whole late night fiasco, and is probably the most patient and content Talk show host. His shows are always hilarious.

Every episode of Conan is different and hilarious from the starting title. Conan always has his genius ways of kicking off the show with the ridiculous news of this country and making it funny. He also has really funny skits and unpredictable interviews. And don't forget the worlds best co-host the incredibly witty Andy Rictor. His endings are great with either new bands or starting comedians but it is amazing of him to give those young stars a chance to shine like he has.

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3 Jimmy Kimmel Live Jimmy Kimmel Live

Just naturally funnier than the others

Very funny, always make guets feel comfortable. Not like letterman which is a lot more bitter.

Kimmel rocks

Just pure awoesomenesss

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4 The Colbert Report

The show is a whole 11 Seasons, Colbert then follows up with The Late Show and another Talk Show report. All real successful and an awesome deal in comedy. The Colbert Report is a great back track and hope The Late Show will reach near that sometime, pretty cool methods of presentation real smart point to punch line routine. Good job Stephen Colbert! - iliescu

Absolute rubbish. When I first saw Colbert I was intrigued, but he become such a hate infested dweeb I have to turn it off. - ibaconi

Its just great its the funniest talk show there is
Its brilliant in every way and is the best there is television has to offer
Its average rating is 9.0 way better than all the others

This show is always hilarious and interesting. Colbert always delivers the most amusing of information with a straight face and eloquent composure. Truly a great show.

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5 The Graham Norton Show

Most talk shows are full of fluff: 10 min. Monologue, 2 min. Introductions and it all seems rehearsed and predictable. "Graham" is full from start to finish with anecdotal conversation and spontaneity one can't experience on any other show of its kind.

Why. Is. This. Show. Not. Number. One?

You never who exactly is gonna be on the show but there’s something for everyone with unlikely celebrity pairings. Plus Graham is one of the best hosts on T.V., his radio show is great as well but love it when he narrates the Eurovision.


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6 The Late Show with David Letterman

David letterman is a man I believe that would always speak and smile even if he did not know you. he has no certain group of people who he likes or dislikes. Look at all the different singers and bands and people on his talk shows

I'm from the UK but I love to try to find this on YouTube etc, I watch all the people I know, he gets a lot out of the person being interviewed and he has a great sense of humour, he makes any other talk show look like a joke! David letterman for the world!

It's the perfect potion to cure my depression after along day at work with boring stupid people

he is the best. the show's format and david's charm makes this show #1 - eljorich60

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7 The Oprah Winfrey Show

I'm from Malaysia and I'm male but I love Oprah like no body business. She is awesome may God bless her for ever...

Oprah is the best talk show...
She have 25 of experience to become a host...
The show is so good! She help so many people...
Love oprah..
Oprah is the best ever host in the world.. She is on the list of influential people in the world!...

Oprah is the best that's why she is number one
She has a topic that is heart touching
And useful

Oprah is hands down the greatest interviewer of all time. Her ability to relax a guest in a way that makes them feel they are sitting by a fire with a cup of tea and only Oprah connects and opens them in a way no other interviewer I've seen in my lifetime.

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8 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Is funny but here you get the news you get no where else. Is a shame that we have to watch comedy central to get the news. Our news are picked to benefit the rich. For example, the biggest climate protest in history wasn't mentioned by some news stations and the stations that aired the protest didn't cover much. Hong Kong, is getting more attention than our protest.

One of the most informative and entertaining shows ever - comedy genius with heart!

Hilarious and brains! Love this show!

Jon Stewart is a hilarious genius. Keep it up Jon!

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9 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy fallon, he is amazing!

Come on should be in the top 3

I effing love Jimmy Fallon he's just the funniest guy ever and sooo hot

Late night with jimmy fallon is a really great show!
He's a really funny guy and I watch him all the time
He has a lot of popular celebrity guests on his show every night he is really hilarious and so is his guests and he always plays amazing games with his guests best sense of style

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10 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Leno is without a doubt the funniest talk show host in america. Jimmy kimmel is a close second

Jay Leno has class and is the best by far!

I could say a lot about jay leno. but I will say a few things that I like about him. he is a very friendly man. very kind. will go out of his way to listen to you. and get to know you. Even if he did not know you. I believe he would still be kind and speak. To anyone.

The Chin. Not Funny.

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The Contenders

11 Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

This dude gots way more comedic skillz than all the others.

craig is the future of late night; everyone else gained popularity over time... plus, he's WAY funnier has NO SCRIPT! Ferguson ROX, man!

Charlie Rose and Craig are without a doubt better than David Letterman, Conan, Jay, or Oprah. Who made this foolish list? Foolishness. And who dares put Johnny Carson below number one.

Craig Ferguson should have gotten The Late Show job. He wouldn't have quit late night television had he received the job. So, sadly, we lost this amazing show and the show he could have had. - BKAllmighty

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12 The Late Late Show with James Corden

What a nice guy

Natural guy

I love james corden ngl

He is awesome I love everything about his show

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13 Real Time with Bill Maher

the best

This guy here can do anything?. To make you laugh or listen or? Make you laugh. He is always. Dress nice. And very funny. And always ready to answer anything you wont to talk about? Or do. A good show and great guy.he is one of a (kind the best)

I really dislike republicans

A show with real discussion, good panels and a great host!

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14 The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

This is a joke right
Carson is KING

Would that we could have him back. The modern versions don't even come close. - ibaconi

Not even close! By the way, Letterman's facial expressions are really annoying.

Johnny Carson is the best talk show host ever lived.

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15 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Hilarious and the drinks element is very nice.

A very good show I really enjoyed it.

16 The Real

They have a lot to say but say nothing you can understand. Would be nice to have some on there that when they speak you can understand all of what they're saying would be nice.

I like the idea of having 5 different opinions from the 5 hostesses

Best talk show! I watch everyday. What a great group of opinionated ladies. Very entertaining

Its just amazing to listen to these ladies. Keep inspiring

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17 The Jonathan Ross Show

This is a very good show I really enjoyed it.

Very good show I enjoyed it

18 The Jerry Springer Show The Jerry Springer Show The Jerry Springer Show, also known as Jerry Springer, or just Springer, is an American syndicated tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician.

The only talk show

Jerry springer has help so many young people to turn there life around. And to get there life back on track or some may have been in the jail system still on? Some may not have changed. But some have. And people do watch his show and learn a lot. He is very (easy)to talk to vey kind. And just shows love to everyone. He is another( one of the leaders trying )to help others. And he does. A good job.

Jerry springer has a good show. he goes out of his way to help people. any age any race. a lot of people may watch the show because they may need to talk to someone. and jerry gives you "that chance" to make that call. Sometime some people don't know who to talk to. And jerry always have something to say. to help others. They may not be on the show. but just watching it may help someone. somewhere

Best show I have ever seen, especially the fights its really entertaining

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19 Inside the Actors Studio

This is a very good show I really enjoyed it.

20 Trisha Goddard Show

I enjoyed watching this show trisha was always helping others. she always had a kind word to say. I really miss the show. Any one that can reach out to help others. they are the greatest. we all need someone."sometime" in our life.

21 Live with Regis and Kelly

This would not be a show without Regis and Kelly. they can make you laugh together. they can say something or do something to make you stop feeling sad. and get along great.. it goes to show. there are couples out there. (on the show) who can get along very well. And no problems. this is "GREAT"

I miss Regis. I liked his stories about the things that happened to him and his night on the town.

Loved when Regis would share his stories on the show. The first 20 minutes of host chat were the best.

I liked it more when Regis was around, but it's still good. - ShyGuy8

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22 Larry King Live

Now there is a lot I could say about larry king. his talk show was great. Not just the show. he was a person anyone enjoyed talking too. He had a personality that anyone would love to talk to him. funny kind." name it" he was. and still is a man every one loved.

23 Lopez Tonight

This is a hilarious show and can always make me smile and not only that but the guest on the show are always funny... LOVE THE SHOW!

A very good show and always something to talk about and laught about to.

24 Piers Morgan's Life Stories

Piers show was very good I enjoyed listening to him he is a very talent man. he always would have different people on his show he is man who could make you laugh. and listen. I really enjoyed him.

25 The Tyra Banks Show

Very entertaining she's very open and not afraid to reveal who she is. She has a very good personality and every single episode is interesting and never gets boring

Her show is my favorite

Tyra show was very good. I enjoyed it very much. she always had very interesting ideals. and a lot of interesting people on her show.

26 Da Ali G Show

A very good talk show I love it

Very good talk show loved it

27 Dr. Phil Dr. Phil Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr.

I know this its good that this show is around, cause it really opened my eyes... and then closed them back again. Seriously, how do you watch this and not feel depressed for the rest of the day? Its good that its on T.V., but sure as heck not enjoyable

Dr phil is the best he saved a lot of peoples life and changed them to the better

Dr Phil is one of the most professional, Talk Show Hosts I've ever seen. He's fair and He helps a lot of people. I respect him and love the way he and his wife work together. It's simply beautiful they way he loves her and so inspiring.

Dr. Phil taught me to stick up for myself and treat people as I am treated. He has changed my life forever and lifted my self esteem.

Lore williams

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28 Late Show with David Letterman

Funniest man on earth

29 Charlie Rose

Really the most interesting for me. Wonderful interviews thanks to C Rose's knowledge, and attitude. I now recommend it to my clients, non-native English speakers, who want more than the usual apps available.

Charlie rose is avery interesting man. he enjoyes his work and people. he seems to be very kind. and loves to listen. to others. And always has a smile.

The Khan story was a trap well sprung and distorted by the press and the DNC.

Khaizr Khan was invited with a purpose. Other parents who were not Muslim who lost a son in Irag were not invited.

However are you aware that Khan has lived in Saudi Arabia and has been involved with the Moslem Brotherhood? He sells US green cards to rich Muslim and is a supported of Sharia law in the US. He is an immigration attorney whose sole objective is to bring more misled into the US and he supports infiltration of of US military. He is afraid of Huma Abadin.

Written by a Middle Eastern person with copies of Khan's book detailing his faith in Shariah law. His military hero son (Accidentally killed by his own people) was an informer for the Saudi.

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30 Maury

I really respect Maury and what he does. If it wasn't for watching him and the dna test, I would've never thought about testing one of my grandchildren. Yes, confirm, new addition to the family. Knowing beats guessing. He gives relief and answers to a lot of families.

31 The View The View The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters and television producer Bill Geddie.

Joy Behar is not only unprofessional but a total moron. I find them to be poorly informed about most topics. Had to stop watching not mentally stimulating.

Love this show. Only gets better with time.

The hosts are a good mix with often diverse views. Joy is the very intelligent one with plenty funny hits. Sherry is the real one to whom many women can relate. Elizabeth is the pretty one with strong Republican links and view. Whoopie and Barbarba are the anchors. I love this show mostly for their hot topic discussions.

I love this talk show they all do a good job. everyone is not perfect. I thank they all do there best. you will always get a smile or learn something new. On here.

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32 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

This show is rated 9.1/10. The other talk shows are rated well below 9 so I am really having a hard time understanding theses ratings.

So funny! Why is this not higher?

The Best. I'm from Germany and I love it.

Why is this show this down

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33 The Talk

Very good talk show I really enjoyed it.

34 Chelsea Lately

The humor in this show is like no other. It's hilarious. There's a segment in which she discusses with her coworkers pop culture events. And that, I guarantee, will have you in stitches. It's a comfortable show, good for relaxing after a rigorous day of work.

It's Chelsea! She takes both a smart and funny approach to the stories.

Chelsea lady was a good show. she always kept you laughing. and talk on different subjects. which was great. she could go anywhere and have people "laughing" and also the other people who was on the show with her. were very funny also.

35 The Steve Wilkos Show

I think Steve is awesome! He's so funny and he helps everybody. And the people that have done wrong he does he doesn't let them sit down. I really think that really let's them think about what they've done wrong. And he really makes sure all parties go home being more at ease. He really goes above and beyond.

You champion for violence against women and children. You are a hero! You might laugh at this Steve, but you should run for president! You have a good heart and head. You call out the bull and lies. I know you won't be president, but hey, the thought always makes me feel better. Thanks Steve, you are the moral compass for a generation.

I love Steve Wilkos. He's fair to his guest and hard on the one that deserve it. I believe he does this to help them learn that you can't just go around doing whatever you want without consequences. His show has taught me what to look out for... Laugh out loud.

I love watching Steve he don't beat around the bush an he tells them horrible people how it is

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36 Koffee With Karan

Amazing show filled with great humour and nostalgia...Karan somehow manages to get insights into the inside stories of celebs!

This was a very good show I liked it

Finally an original Indian reality show.. ! Hats off karan johar

This shiw features Inside out

37 Rove Live

I really loved this show very good talk show host.

Very good talk show host I loved the show.

This show was very good I enjoyed it.

38 Anderson

Awesome show! He is a very laid back down to earth guy!

Very handsome man a very good talk show host. very interesting. and very friendly and cool.

39 The Merv Griffin Show

I loved this show he was the greatest. very kind and always nice to everyone.

40 The Dick Cavett Show

This was always a very good talk show he was always making you laugh. And a very nice man.

This was always a very good talk show very interesting. too

The best interviewer with the best guests hands down.

41 The Eric Andre show

I like this talk show. - zah

This is a very good talk show. I really enjoyed it.

This talk show was very good". very interesting." I loved it.

This is a very good talk show I loveit.

42 Dinah's Place

A very good talk show she always had something to laught about. or something to cheer you up.

43 Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray makes me want to get in the kitchen and whip up that meal that keeps em talking for a while. Love her show. And everything she cooks looks delicious.

Great show, great food, great guests, and she's a great host

Rachel ray is a very kind person she always has something kind to say. her husband seems nice too. The show is always very interesting.

44 The Mike Douglas Show

A very good talk show and he is a very good show host.


45 The Rosie O'Donnell Show

This enormously popular talk show ran for sixth successful seasons running from 1996 to 2002 and earning 11 Emmy Awards. The show was upbeat and entertaining with real people, stars and a lot of Broadway. With O'Donnell as the spunky and hilarious host she was the girl next door that everyone knew. The show ended in 2002 when Rosie decided to step down to spend more time with her family.

I enjoyed this show I thank rosie was a very good host on T.V.. the show was funny. and the others who was on the show with her were great also.

46 Tonight Starring Joan Rivers

Yes she was write Michael (aka Michelle) Obama is a TRANNY

47 The Will Edwards Show

This is avery good show I really enjoyed it.

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49 The Tonight Show Hosted by Jimmy Fallon

The pros and cons are funny. - Connor360


Best talkshow on T.V. , along with graham norton

50 Good Mythical Morning

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A very good talk show I loved it.

It's the best morning show ever

A very good talk show I love it.

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