Hosts The Most Annoying TV Hosts  

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The most annoying TV hosts include reality TV presenters, game show hosts and both morning and late-night talk show hosts. Each person on this list is considered, at least by some, to be abrasive and/or generally irritating. Not everyone's going to agree, of course, and that's why this is a VoteRanked list: You vote for the TV hosts that you find the most annoying, and vote down those you actually like. Also, if a particular host that annoys you isn't listed, feel free to add them.

No list of annoying television hosts would be complete without the reality television presenters such as Ryan Seacrest, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

And then there's the talk show hosts! Larry King could certainly be annoying, but what about his CNN prime-time replacement, Piers Morgan. And what about the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Grace, Bill O'Reilly, Matt Lauer and yes, even Katie Couric. Does she deserve a gold star for being annoying on the most different networks!

And from the late night talk show arena? Do hosts likeChelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and -- gasp -- Conan O'Brien deserve to rank high on the list? Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Now have yours! 
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1
7,548 2,130
Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Nancy Grace age 58 - Nancy Grace

2
4,839 2,519
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Al Sharpton age 63 - PoliticsNation

3
3,811 2,370
Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Piers Morgan age 53 - Piers Morgan Live

4
4,736 2,637
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Donald Trump age 71 - Celebrity Apprentice

5
3,571 2,122
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Phil McGraw age 67 - Dr. Phil

6
4,098 2,454
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Bill O'Reilly age 68 - The O'Reilly Factor

7
3,444 2,251
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Glenn Beck age 54 - Glenn Beck

8
3,005 1,798
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
sangredeargento added Rosie O'Donnell age 56 - The View, The Rosie Show

9
3,367 2,165
Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Geraldo Rivera age 74 - Geraldo at Large

10
3,437 2,757
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Oprah Winfrey age 64 - Oprah Presents: Master Class

11
3,062 2,136
Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joy Behar age 75 - The View, The Joy Behar Show

12
3,002 2,146
Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sean Hannity age 56 - Hannity

13
2,553 1,731
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joan Rivers Died at 81 (1933-2014) - Fashion Police

14
2,545 1,702
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Wendy Williams age 53 - The Wendy Williams Show

13 Cringeworthy Reality TV Show Fails

15
2,586 1,969
Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Tyra Banks age 44 - America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show

16
2,712 1,938
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Chris Matthews age 72 - Hardball with Chris Matthews

17
2,801 1,960
Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Lon Harris added Kathie Lee Gifford age 64 - The Today Show

18
2,539 2,026
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Randolph Strauss added Keith Olbermann age 59 - Countdown with Keith Olbermann

19
2,841 2,434
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Bill Maher age 62 - Real Time with Bill Maher

20
1,450 952
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
deichenburger added Sarah Palin age 54 - Sarah Palin's Alaska

21
2,566 2,079
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Elisabeth Hasselbeck age 40 - Fox and Friends, The View

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22
2,164 1,833
Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Matt Lauer age 60 - The Today Show

23
2,222 1,980
Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rachel Maddow age 45 - The Rachel Maddow Show

24
2,050 1,646
Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Ryan Seacrest age 43 - American Idol

25
2,354 2,084
Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jerry Springer age 74 - Baggage, The Jerry Springer Show

26
2,151 1,738
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added Simon Cowell age 58 - The X-Factor, American Idol

27
2,285 1,989
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Whoopi Goldberg age 62 - The View

28
1,808 1,793
Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Sharon Osbourne age 65 - The Talk

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29
1,445 1,428
Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Nick Cannon age 37 - America's Got Talent

30
1,394 1,262
Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
WarrenMitchell added Tucker Carlson age 48 - Fox and Friends

31
952 926
Judith Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
wiabux added Judith Sheindlin age 75 - Judge Judy

32
1,628 1,643
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Chelsea Handler age 43 - Chelsea Lately

33
1,236 1,131
Jane Velez-Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
gamedemon24 added Jane Velez-Mitchell age 61 - Inside Edition

34
1,308 1,248
Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
M12312 added Steve Doocy age 61 - Fox and Friends

35
1,740 2,058
Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Jay Leno age 67 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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36
1,028 923
Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Ed Schultz age 64 - The Ed Show

37
1,339 1,499
Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rachael Ray age 49 - The Rachael Ray Show, Rachael vs Guy: Kids Cook Off

38
1,315 1,317
Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Carson Daly age 44 - Last Call with Carson Daly, The Voice, The Today Show

39
1,770 1,654
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Katie Couric age 61 - Katie, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News

40
1,401 1,447
Kelly Ripa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Kelly Ripa age 47 - Live! With Kelly and Michael

41
298 191
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Rush Limbaugh age 67

42
879 855
Wolf Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Wolf Blitzer age 70 - The Situation Room, CNN Newsroom

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43
1,190 1,288
Julie Chen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Julie Chen age 48 - The Talk, Big Brother

44
1,087 962
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added Barbara Walters age 88 - The View, 20/20

45
965 1,010
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Steve Harvey age 61 - Steve Harvey, Family Feud

46
749 659
Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Joe Scarborough age 54 - Morning Joe

47
883 1,025
Larry King is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Larry King age 84 - Larry King Now, Larry King Live

48
928 846
Jeremy Kyle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Coolza added Jeremy Kyle age 52 - The Jeremy Kyle Show

49
656 818
Alex Wagner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Alex Wagner age 40 - Now with Alex Wagner

50
572 485
Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
thisishowwedo__ added Bethenny Frankel age 47 - Bethenny