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The Best Morning Shows

Updated July 5, 2019 4.3k votes 1.2k voters 78.1k 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

    Premiered1952

    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 is the...  more

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    Good Morning America

    Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

    PremieredNovember 3, 1975

    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. The...  more

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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 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues with a...  more

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    CBS This Morning

    Gayle King, Anthony Mason

    PremieredJanuary 9, 2012

    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 network...  more

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    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
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    SportsCenter

    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose

    Premiered1979

    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. Originally...  more

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    New Day

    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 from...  more
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    Morning Joe

    Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough

    Premiered2007

    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 with politicians...  more
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    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, 2007....  more
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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 and Michael Strahan. Executive-produced by Michael Gelman, the show has aired since 1983 locally on...  more

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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 television network in the United States....  more
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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 network. The program is currently hosted by George Stephanopoulos, who also serves as Chief Anchor of...  more
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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 two-hour episodes air each weekday from Monday through Friday, with the live episode airing from 10 a.m....  more

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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 ESPN Radio and simulcast on television, normally on ESPN2, and acts as the morning show for both the radio...  more
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    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
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    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....  more
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    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
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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 which currently airs in 149 television markets across the United States reaching 80.9 million homes and...  more

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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 network. The program is currently co-hosted by Joe Kernen, Rebecca Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Since...  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 through Fridays live from 5 to 7 a.m. Eastern Time, the program features a mix of weather forecasts,...  more
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    Breakfast Time

    Jeremy Paxman, Sue Cook

    Premiered1983

    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 for...  more
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    ¡Despierta América!

    Giselle Blondet, Angélica Vale

    Premiered1997

    ¡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 in the United...  more
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    Washington Journal is an American television series on the C-SPAN network in the format of a political call-in and interview program. The program features elected officials, government administrators...  more
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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 follows the first 90 minutes of trading on Wall Street in the United States. Originally airing as a one-hour...  more
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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.