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The Best Daytime TV Shows  

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The absolute best daytime television shows, ranked from the most popular to the least based on the amount of votes cast for each show by the Ranker community. This list has the most popular daytime TV shows, hosted by some of the best daytime TV personalities. What are the absolute best daytime television shows?
 
Daytime television includes any TV shows produced for and aired between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays. This programming is usually directed towards stay at home parents and older, retired people, who are more often home during the day. Daytime TV often includes game shows, soap operas, and talk shows.
 
This list features the top daytime television shows, ranked by your votes, including broadcasts from popular channels like The CW, ABC, NBC and more! Included below are shows like "The View," "Live with Kelly and Michael," "Days of our Lives," "The Price is Right," and "Rachael Ray." Vote up the best daytime television shows below.

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, ...more
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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson
Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson. The show features a competition in which two families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to ...more
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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson
The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win ...more
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Days of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Pamela Anderson, Shelley Hennig, Melinda Clarke
Days of Our Lives is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every ...more
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General Hospital is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Eva Longoria, James Franco, Kelly Monaco
General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running ...more
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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Judy Sheindlin, Petri Hawkins-Byrd, Jerry Bishop
Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin. The show features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small ...more
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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.
Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to ...more
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The Young and the Restless is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Eva Longoria, Shemar Moore, Tatyana Ali
The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is ...more
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television quiz show based upon the British program of the same title, which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 for correctly answering a series of ...more
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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Ann Curry, Anita Colby
Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and ...more
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Another World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
john-ryan added Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe
Another World is an American television soap opera that ran on NBC for 35 years from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. It was created by Irna Phillips along with William J. Bell, and was produced by ...more
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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
ck123 added Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer
Good Morning America (ABC, 1975) is an American morning television show currently presented by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Michael Strahan, Amy Robach, and Ginger Zee. ...more
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The Doctors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Alec Baldwin, Kathleen Turner, Terry O'Quinn
The Doctors is an American television soap opera which aired on NBC Daytime from April 1, 1963, to December 31, 1982. There were 5280 episodes produced, with the 5000th episode airing in ...more
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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana
The Steve Harvey Show, was a sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2002 on The WB Television Network. It was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan.
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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray, also known as The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Rachael Ray that debuted in syndication in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2006 and also airs in ...more
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The Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Wendy Williams
The Wendy Williams Show is an American syndicated talk show hosted by Wendy Williams. The show is produced by Debmar-Mercury, and airs internationally, and is re-broadcast on BET. It premiered ...more
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The Bold and the Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Usher, Katherine Kelly Lang, Hunter Tylo
The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It premiered on March 23, 1987 as a sister show to the Bells' other soap ...more
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Live! with Kelly and Michael is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan
Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. Executive-produced by Michael Gelman, the show has aired since 1983 locally on ...more
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The Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Mehmet Oz
The Dr. Oz Show is an American syndicated television talk show, hosted by Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and teaching professor at Columbia University who became famous for his appearances ...more
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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Jay McGraw
Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in ...more
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Guiding Light is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Gerri Foudy added Hayden Panettiere, Matt Bomer, Brittany Snow
Guiding Light is an American television soap opera that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in television in American history, broadcast on CBS for 57 years from ...more
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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly
The Chew is an American cooking-themed talk show that airs on ABC as part of the network's weekday daytime lineup. The name and format was inspired by fellow ABC talk show, The View, but The ...more
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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Davy Jones, Ed Koch, Harvey Levin
The People's Court is an American arbitration-based reality court show currently presided over by retired Florida State Circuit Court Judge Marilyn Milian. Milian, the show's longest-reigning ...more
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Maury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Lawrence Leritz, Thea Vidale, Carey Torrice
Maury is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich. When the series first aired in 1991, the show was called The Maury Povich Show and was produced by MoPo Productions in ...more
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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
KcXfiles added Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson
Match Game is an American television panel game show in which contestants attempted to match celebrities' answers to fill-in-the-blank questions. The precise format of the show varied through ...more