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The Best Morning Shows

Updated July 5, 2019 4.4k votes 1.2k voters 76.1k views34 items

List RulesAny "breakfast television" programs that air in North America

List of the best morning shows. The greatest morning TV series of all time are ranked here in order of entertainment greatness. Sportscenter always reigns supreme, but nothing says good morning to America like, well, Good Morning America. Whether it's ESPN or ABC, there are American TV staples that our mornings would just feel weird without. This list compiles the greatest ones so that you know how to get your morning started the right way on the right channel and the best morning hosts.

CNBC has some popular shows for morning viewers, as the men and women who watch the Squak ("Box" or "On the Street") probably want to know how their stock investments have done since the previous day. For those with light airy updates on their horizon as opposed to money on the mind, Live! with Kelly and Michael (no more Regis Philbin) is even reminiscent of the great Saturday Night Live recurring morning talk show parody with Will Ferrell—who, by the way, should start his own morning talk show.

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    The Today Show

    Ann Curry, Anita Colby
    Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program...  more

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    Good Morning America

    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos
    Good Morning America (ABC, 1975) is an American morning television show currently presented by...  more

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    CBS This Morning

    Gayle King, Anthony Mason
    CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is broadcast on CBS. The...  more


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    Fox & Friends

    Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade
    Fox & Friends is a Conservative American early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00...  more

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    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose
    SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American...  more

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    Fox Business Morning was an early morning business newscast that aired on the Fox Business...  more
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    New Day

    New Day is a weekday morning television show on CNN anchored by Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota,...  more
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    Morning Joe

    Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough
    Listen to daily highlights from MSNBC's "Scarborough Country." Former Congressman Joe...  more
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    Morning Express with Robin Meade

    Christi Paul, Adrianna Costa
    Morning Express with Robin Meade is a morning television show program that airs on the HLN...  more
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    Live! with Kelly and Michael

    Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy
    Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa...  more

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    America's Newsroom, written on-air as "America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Martha...  more
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    This Week

    David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson
    This Week is an American Sunday morning political affairs program airing on the ABC television...  more

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    First Take

    Stephen A. Smith
    First Take is an American morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Two back-to-back...  more

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    Mike & Mike

    Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg
    Mike & Mike is an American sports-talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg on...  more
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    Squawk Box

    Carl Quintanilla
    Squawk Box is a business news television program that airs at breakfast time on the CNBC...  more
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    The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet was an American syndicated morning talk show. Produced...  more
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    Megyn Kelly Today (NBC, 2017) is an American daytime talk show hosted by Megyn Kelly. The...  more
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    The Daily Buzz

    Lance Smith, Charles Divins
    The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated breakfast television news and infotainment program...  more
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    Wake Up With Al

    Wake Up With Al is a American morning television program on The Weather Channel. Airing Monday...  more
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    Breakfast Time

    Jeremy Paxman, Sue Cook
    Breakfast Time was British television's first national breakfast television programme,...  more
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    ¡Despierta América!

    Giselle Blondet, Angélica Vale
    ¡Despierta América! is an American Spanish language morning television show airing on...  more
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    Squawk on the Street

    Carl Quintanilla
    Squawk on the Street, which debuted on December 19, 2005, is a business show on CNBC that...  more
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    Worldwide Exchange

    Brian Sullivan
    Worldwide Exchange is a television business news program on CNBC channels around the world. It...  more
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    The Daily Rundown

    Chuck Todd
    The Rundown with José Diaz-Balart is a political news talk show airing on MSNBC. Hosted by...  more