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Entertainment 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
7,912 2,252
Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 58 - Nancy Grace

2
5,184 2,649
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 63 - PoliticsNation

3
4,153 2,493
Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 53 - Piers Morgan Live

4
5,270 2,880
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 71 - Celebrity Apprentice

5
3,802 2,288
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 67 - Dr. Phil

6
4,414 2,597
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 68 - The O'Reilly Factor

7
3,381 1,918
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
sangredeargento added age 56 - The View, The Rosie Show

8
3,663 2,365
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 54 - Glenn Beck

9
3,569 2,292
Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 74 - Geraldo at Large

10
3,676 2,997
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 61 - Oprah Presents: Master Class

11
3,377 2,252
Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 75 - The View, The Joy Behar Show

12
3,282 2,293
Sean Hannity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 56 - Hannity

13
2,782 1,793
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 53 - The Wendy Williams Show

14
2,717 1,870
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Died at 81 (1933-2014) - Fashion Police

15
2,764 2,087
Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 44 - America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show

16
2,867 2,029
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 72 - Hardball with Chris Matthews

17
2,954 2,048
Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Lon Harris added age 62 - The Today Show

18
2,674 2,121
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Randolph Strauss added age 59 - Countdown with Keith Olbermann

19
3,058 2,554
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 62 - Real Time with Bill Maher

20
1,668 1,050
Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
deichenburger added age 54 - Sarah Palin's Alaska

21
2,708 2,176
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 40 - Fox and Friends, The View

22
2,317 1,922
Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 60 - The Today Show

23
2,418 2,105
Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 45 - The Rachel Maddow Show

24
2,491 2,208
Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 74 - Baggage, The Jerry Springer Show

25
2,182 1,749
Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 43 - American Idol

26
2,502 2,113
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 60 - The View

27
2,286 1,867
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added age 58 - The X-Factor, American Idol

28
1,923 1,909
Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 65 - The Talk

29
1,783 1,725
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 43 - Chelsea Lately

30
1,540 1,381
Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
WarrenMitchell added age 48 - Fox and Friends

31
1,534 1,540
Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 37 - America's Got Talent

32
1,022 1,053
Judith Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
wiabux added age 75 - Judge Judy

33
1,296 1,184
Jane Velez-Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
gamedemon24 added age 61 - Inside Edition

34
1,389 1,313
Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
M12312 added age 61 - Fox and Friends

35
1,842 2,173
Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 67 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

36
442 275
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 67

37
1,440 1,589
Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 49 - The Rachael Ray Show, Rachael vs Guy: Kids Cook Off

38
1,078 975
Ed Schultz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 64 - The Ed Show

39
1,386 1,386
Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 44 - Last Call with Carson Daly, The Voice, The Today Show

40
1,519 1,522
Kelly Ripa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 47 - Live! With Kelly and Michael

41
984 922
Wolf Blitzer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 70 - The Situation Room, CNN Newsroom

42
1,855 1,743
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 58 - Katie, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News

43
848 719
Joe Scarborough is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 54 - Morning Joe

44
1,265 1,359
Julie Chen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 48 - The Talk, Big Brother

45
647 525
Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
thisishowwedo__ added age 47 - Bethenny

46
695 860
Alex Wagner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 40 - Now with Alex Wagner

47
969 886
Jeremy Kyle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
Coolza added age 52 - The Jeremy Kyle Show

48
1,168 1,041
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
JonAndrewMeyerSr added age 88 - The View, 20/20

49
946 1,118
Larry King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 84 - Larry King Now, Larry King Live

50
1,043 1,147
Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV Hosts
age 61 - Steve Harvey, Family Feud