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The Best Morning Shows

Updated July 5, 2019 4.6k votes 1.1k voters 73.6k 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 Show1
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    The Today Show

    Ann Curry, Anita Colby

    Premiered1952

    Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program...  more
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  • Good Morning America2
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    Good Morning America

    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

    Premiered1975

    Good Morning America (ABC, 1975) is an American morning television show currently presented by...  more
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  • CBS This Morning3
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    CBS This Morning

    Gayle King, Anthony Mason

    Premiered2012

    CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is broadcast on CBS. The...  more
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  • Fox & Friends4
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    Fox & Friends

    Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade

    Premiered1998

    Fox & Friends is a Conservative American early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00...  more
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  • SportsCenter5
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    SportsCenter

    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose

    Premiered1979

    SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American...  more
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  • New Day6
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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 Joe7
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    Morning Joe

    Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough

    Premiered2007

    Listen to daily highlights from MSNBC's "Scarborough Country." Former Congressman Joe...  more
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  • Fox Business Morning8
    Fox Business Morning was an early morning business newscast that aired on the Fox Business...  more
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  • The Daily Buzz9
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    The Daily Buzz

    Lance Smith, Charles Divins

    Premiered2002

    The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated breakfast television news and infotainment program...  more
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  • Live! with Kelly and Michael10
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    Live! with Kelly and Michael

    Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy

    Premiered1983

    Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa...  more
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  • Morning Express with Robin Meade11
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    Morning Express with Robin Meade

    Christi Paul, Adrianna Costa

    Premiered2005

    Morning Express with Robin Meade is a morning television show program that airs on the HLN...  more
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  • This Week12
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    This Week

    David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson

    Premiered1981

    This Week is an American Sunday morning political affairs program airing on the ABC television...  more
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  • Squawk on the Street13
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    Squawk on the Street

    Carl Quintanilla

    Premiered2005

    Squawk on the Street, which debuted on December 19, 2005, is a business show on CNBC that...  more
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  • Breakfast Time14
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    Breakfast Time

    Jeremy Paxman, Sue Cook

    Premiered1983

    Breakfast Time was British television's first national breakfast television programme,...  more
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  • America's Newsroom15
    America's Newsroom, written on-air as "America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Martha...  more
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  • The Daily Rundown16
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    The Daily Rundown

    Chuck Todd

    Premiered2010

    The Rundown with José Diaz-Balart is a political news talk show airing on MSNBC. Hosted by...  more
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  • Mike & Mike17
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    Mike & Mike

    Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg

    Premiered1998

    Mike & Mike is an American sports-talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg on...  more
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  • Early Today18
    Early Today is an American early morning television news program that is broadcast on NBC. The...  more
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  • First Take19
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    First Take

    Stephen A. Smith

    Premiered2007

    First Take is an American morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Two back-to-back...  more
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  • The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet20
    The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet was an American syndicated morning talk show. Produced...  more
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  • Megyn Kelly Today21
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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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  • Get Up!22
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    Get Up!

    Mike Greenberg, Jalen Rose

    Premiered2018

    Get Up! (ESPN, 2018) is an American sports talk morning television program hosted by Mike Greenberg that airs weekdays on ESPN. The program features news, opinion and analysis from the hosts and guests.

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  • Squawk Box23
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    Squawk Box

    Carl Quintanilla

    Premiered1995

    Squawk Box is a business news television program that airs at breakfast time on the CNBC...  more
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  • Wake Up With Al24
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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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  • American Morning25
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    American Morning

    Anderson Cooper, Soledad O'Brien

    Premiered2001

    American Morning was a morning news television show that aired on CNN. It ran from 2001 to...  more
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