Entertainment

The Best Morning Shows

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
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    Ann Curry, Anita Colby
    • Premiered: 1952
  • Good Morning America
    2
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    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer
    • Premiered: 1975
  • Fox & Friends
    3
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    Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade
    • Premiered: 1998
  • CBS This Morning
    4
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    Gayle King, Anthony Mason, Tony Dokoupil
    • Premiered: 2012
  • Fox Business Morning
    5
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    Jenna Lee, Connell McShane
    • Premiered: 2007
  • SportsCenter
    6
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    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown
    • Premiered: 1979
  • America's Newsroom
    7
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    Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum
    • Premiered: 2007
  • Morning Express with Robin Meade
    8
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    Christi Paul, Adrianna Costa, Zane Lamprey
    • Premiered: 2005
  • New Day
    9
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    Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota, Michaela Pereira
    • Premiered: 2013
  • Megyn Kelly Today
    10
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    • Premiered: September 25, 2017
  • Live! with Kelly and Michael
    11
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    Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy
    • Premiered: 1983
  • Morning Joe
    12
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    Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski
    • Premiered: 2007
  • Squawk Box
    13
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    Carl Quintanilla
    • Premiered: 1995
  • This Week
    14
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    David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson
    • Premiered: 1981
  • First Take
    15
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    Stephen A. Smith
    • Premiered: 2007
  • Mike & Mike
    16
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    Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Cris Carter
    • Premiered: 2000
  • Squawk on the Street
    17
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    Carl Quintanilla
    • Premiered: 2005
  • Early Today
    18
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    Richard Lui
    • Premiered: 1999
  • The Daily Buzz
    19
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    Lance Smith, Charles Divins
    • Premiered: 2002
  • Breakfast Time
    20
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    Jeremy Paxman, Sue Cook, Selina Scott
    • Premiered: 1983
  • The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet
    21
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    Mike Jerrick, Juliet Huddy
    • Premiered: 2007
  • Washington Journal
    22
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    Greta Wodele Brawner
    • Premiered: 1995
  • ¡Despierta América!
    23
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    Giselle Blondet, Angélica Vale, Neyda Sandoval
    • Premiered: 1997
  • Wake Up With Al
    24
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    Al Roker, Stephanie Abrams
    • Premiered: 2009
  • Worldwide Exchange
    25
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    Brian Sullivan
    • Premiered: 2005