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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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Ellen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher Ellen este un serial american de comedie care a emis pentru prima data pe 29 Martie 1994 la televiziunea ABC.

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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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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Another World is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 11 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 Doctors is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 13 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 Today Show is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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Maury is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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 Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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The Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 22 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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SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
JohnBarnes added Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American cable and satellite television network ESPN since the network's launch on September 7, 1979. ...more

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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler | See full cast & crew ยป The Talk is a talk show created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as the executive producer. The show premiered on October 18, 2010, and airs on CBS as a part of CBS Daytime. Along with ...more

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The Chew is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Guiding Light is listed (or ranked) 27 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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As the World Turns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Gerri Foudy added Julianne Moore, Sarah Hyland, Ming-Na Wen As the World Turns is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS for 54 years from April 2, 1956 to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her ...more

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ABC News is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
officialleroyberrones added ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company, owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the The Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ...more

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Ryan's Hope is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Gerri Foudy added Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Mary-Louise Parker Ryan's Hope is an American soap opera created by Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, originally airing for 13 years on ABC from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. It revolves around the trials ...more

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ABC World News is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
officialleroyberrones added Frank Reynolds World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline is a 2014 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominated TV program.

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All My Children is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970, to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network from April 29, 2013, to September 2, ...more

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The Secret Storm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Joan Crawford, Roy Scheider, Audrey Landers The Secret Storm is a soap opera which the CBS television network transmitted from February 1, 1954, to February 8, 1974. It was created by Roy Winsor, who also created the long-running soap ...more

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Love of Life is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Dana Delany, Christopher Reeve, Roy Scheider Love of Life is an American soap opera which aired on CBS from September 24, 1951, to February 1, 1980. It was created by Roy Winsor, whose previous creation Search for Tomorrow had premiered ...more

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The Edge of Night is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Martin Sheen, Marcia Cross, Lori Loughlin The Edge of Night is an American television mystery series/soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network for most ...more

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Loving is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Julie Bowen, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Mitchell Loving is an American television soap opera that ran on ABC from June 26, 1983, to November 10, 1995, a total of 3,169 episodes. The serial, set in the fictional town of Corinth, Pennsylvania, ...more

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One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on ...more

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Search for Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Susan Sarandon, Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Bacon Search for Tomorrow is an American soap opera that aired on CBS from September 3, 1951 to March 26, 1982, and on NBC from March 29, 1982 to December 26, 1986. At the time of its final broadcast, ...more

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robin Wright, Judith Anderson Santa Barbara is an American television soap opera, first broadcast in the United States on NBC on July 30, 1984, and last aired on January 15, 1993. The show revolves around the eventful lives ...more

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TMZ on TV is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Harvey Levin TMZ on TV is an American syndicated entertainment and gossip news television show that premiered on September 10, 2007. The program is generally aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates, ...more

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Inside Edition is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
David Frost, Karyn Kupcinet, Nancy Glass Inside Edition is a thirty-minute American television syndicated news magazine program. The show was originally a mix of tabloid crime stories, investigations, and celebrity gossip. It is one of ...more

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The Jerry Springer Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Jerry Springer, Peter A Kelly, Steve Wilkos 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. It is recorded at the Stamford ...more

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TMZ Live is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
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Access Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Kate Garraway, Jeffrey Probst, Tim Vincent Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. It was created by former Entertainment Tonight executive ...more

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Judge Mathis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Greg Mathis Judge Mathis is a long-running syndicated arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Superior Court Judge of Michigan's 36th District Court, Greg Mathis. The syndicated series ...more

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The View is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived ...more

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Passions is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
dee123 added Lindsay Hartley, McKenzie Westmore, Galen Gering Passions is an American soap opera which aired on NBC from July 5, 1999 to September 7, 2007 and on The 101 Network from September 17, 2007 to August 7, 2008. Passions follows the lives and ...more

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The Steve Wilkos Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Steve Wilkos The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos. The show debuted on September 10, 2007, two months after Wilkos' departure as director of security on The ...more

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The Queen Latifah Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Queen Latifah The Queen Latifah Show is the title of two American television talk show programs hosted by the actress, singer and entertainer Queen Latifah. The original The Queen Latifah Show ran from ...more

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Extra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Daytime TV Shows
Beth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero, Mark McGrath Extra is an American entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which debuted on September 5, 1994 in syndication. It was initially produced at Victory Studios in ...more