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The Best Morning Shows 

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Updated July 5, 2019 3.7k votes 1k voters 63.6k views 34 items

List Rules Any "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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Ann Curry, Anita Colby

Premiered: 1952

Number of Seasons: 61

Number of Episodes: 15785

Network: NBC

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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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer

Premiered: 1975

Number of Seasons: 35

Network: ABC News, American Broadcasting Company

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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CBS This Morning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Morning Shows
CBS This Morning

Premiered: 2012

Number of Episodes: 205

Network: CBS

CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is broadcast on CBS. The program, which shares its title with a more traditionally formatted morning program that aired on the ...more
Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Maria Molina

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 14

Network: Fox News Channel

Fox & Friends is a Conservative American early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues ...more
SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Premiered: 1979

Number of Episodes: 30731

Network: ESPN, ESPNews

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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Fox Business Morning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Morning Shows

Premiered: 2007

Fox Business Morning was an early morning business newscast that aired on the Fox Business Network from 5-7am Eastern Time. Anchored by Jenna Lee and Connell McShane, it was the first show to be ...more
New Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Morning Shows
New Day

Premiered: 2013

Network: CNN

New Day is a weekday morning television show on CNN anchored by Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota, and Michaela Pereira. It premiered on June 17, 2013 and airs from 6:00-9:00 a.m. ET, originating ...more
Live! with Kelly and Mic... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy

Premiered: 1983

Number of Seasons: 30

Number of Episodes: 7090

Network: WABC-TV

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
Morning Joe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski

Premiered: 2007

Network: MSNBC

Listen to daily highlights from MSNBC's "Scarborough Country." Former Congressman Joe Scarborough hosts a nightly blend of political commentary and fiery debate, featuring interviews ...more
America's Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Morning Shows

Premiered: 2007

Network: Fox News Channel

America's Newsroom, written on-air as "America's Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum" is an American news/talk program on Fox News Channel, first airing on February 12,
This Week is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Morning Shows
David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson

Premiered: 1981

Network: American Broadcasting Company

This Week is an American Sunday morning political affairs program airing on the ABC television network. The program is currently hosted by George Stephanopoulos, who also serves as Chief Anchor ...more
Morning Express with Rob... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Christi Paul, Adrianna Costa, Zane Lamprey

Premiered: 2005

Network: HLN

Morning Express with Robin Meade is a morning television show program that airs on the HLN television network in the United States.
Mike & Mike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Cris Carter

Premiered: 1998

Network: ESPN2, ESPN Radio, ESPNews

Mike & Mike is an American sports-talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg on ESPN Radio and simulcast on television, normally on ESPN2, and acts as the morning show for both ...more
Early Today is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Morning Shows

Premiered: 1999

Network: NBC

Early Today is an American early morning television news program that is broadcast on NBC. The program features general national and international news stories, financial and entertainment news, ...more
First Take is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Stephen A. Smith

Premiered: 2007

Network: ESPN2

First Take is an American morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Two back-to-back two-hour episodes air each weekday from Monday through Friday, with the live episode airing from 10 ...more
The Morning Show with Mi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Morning Shows

Premiered: 2007

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet was an American syndicated morning talk show. Produced by Fox, the show first aired on January 22, 2007 to a number of markets originally through Fox and ...more
The Daily Buzz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Lance Smith, Charles Divins

Premiered: 2002

Network: The CW Plus

The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated breakfast television news and infotainment program which currently airs in 149 television markets across the United States reaching 80.9 million homes ...more
Wake Up With Al is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Wake Up With Al

Premiered: 2009

Network: The Weather Channel

Wake Up With Al is a American morning television program on The Weather Channel. Airing Monday through Fridays live from 5 to 7 a.m. Eastern Time, the program features a mix of weather ...more
Squawk on the Street is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Morning Shows

Premiered: 2005

Network: CNBC

Squawk on the Street, which debuted on December 19, 2005, is a business show on CNBC that follows the first 90 minutes of trading on Wall Street in the United States. Originally airing as a ...more
Squawk Box is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Carl Quintanilla

Premiered: 1995

Network: CNBC

Squawk Box is a business news television program that airs at breakfast time on the CNBC network. The program is currently co-hosted by Joe Kernen, Rebecca Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Since ...more
Breakfast Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Jeremy Paxman, Sue Cook, Selina Scott

Premiered: 1983

Network: BBC One

Breakfast Time was British television's first national breakfast television programme, broadcast from 17 January 1983 until 29 September 1989 on BBC1 across the United Kingdom. It was broadcast ...more
Megyn Kelly Today is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly Today (NBC, 2017) is an American daytime talk show hosted by Megyn Kelly. The program is structured as a talk show with a studio audience.
¡Despierta Am&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Giselle Blondet, Angélica Vale, Neyda Sandoval

Premiered: 1997

Network: Univision

¡Despierta América! is an American Spanish language morning television show airing on Univision. Debuting on April 14, 1997, the program's primarily targets the Hispanic population ...more
Worldwide Exchange is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Morning Shows

Premiered: 2005

Network: CNBC World, CNBC Asia, CNBC Europe, CNBC

Worldwide Exchange is a television business news program on CNBC channels around the world. It used to be broadcast live from studios on three continents until May 11, 2012. The global program ...more
Get Up! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Morning Shows
Get Up! Mike Greenberg, Jalen Rose

Premiered: 2018

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.