5. LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON
This happens to be one of my favorite talk shows ever. This particular talk show has a won a Peabody Award and it is hosted by Scottish American comedian by the name of Craig Ferguson. He happens to be the third regular host of this show and it follows Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Craig Ferguson’s contract has extended for another two years till through 2014. The show is also all set move to a bigger studio, that is apparently right next door. So far, around 1,565 episodes have aired and the show has been created by David Letterman himself. The show originally started in the year 2005.
4. THE VIEW
This is an American morning talk show that is broadcasted on ABC. The View was created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie and they serve as the show’s executive producers as well. As of the year 2007, Whoopi Goldberg moderates discussions. Rest of the panel consists of Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters (sometimes). The show originally premiered in the year 1997 and since then it has seen success on day time television. So far, around 15 seasons have aired and as of 1st June 2012, 3,399 episodes were aired. The show originally aired on ABC.
3. THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
I started watching talk shows with this particular late-night comedy by David Letterman. The show airs on CBS and it debuted on the 30th August of year 1993. It is produced by Worldwide Pants Incorporated. In the year 2002, the show was ranked number seven on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. Before this, Letterman was the host of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC from the year 1982 to 1993. It has aired a total of nineteen seasons that comprise of 3,631 episodes and each episode runs for around 62 minutes. The show is followed by Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
2. THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
I loved this show the moment I saw it for the first time. Ellen does a fantastic job of hosting this show and making it as funny as possible. The show debuted in September of 2003 and it is produced by Telepictures. The show has won around 32 Daytime Emmy Awards. If you are anxious to know, the next season of this show will begin on the 10th September of 2012. The show is created by Ellen DeGeneres and it has aired a total of nine seasons. A total of 1,508 episodes as of 31st May 2012 have been aired and each runs for approximately 38 minutes.
1. THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW
I am sure you guys figured that this is the show that will take the first spot. Oprah has seen much success with this talk show and nationally it has run 25 seasons, debuting in 1986. This happens to be the highest ranked TV show in the entire world and for good reason and it also happens to be one of the longest-running daytime talk shows. The Oprah Winfrey Show has received 47 Daytime Emmy Awards so far and after the year 2000, Oprah stopped submitting it for consideration. A total of 4,561 episodes have aired each running for an approximate of 45 minutes.