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Thomas Tennant

Ellen More Popular Than Oprah?
We Coulda Told You That! And We Did!

By March 26, 2008

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In a recent AOL Television poll, Ellen DeGeneres was deemed most popular daytime host, scoring big over rival Oprah Winfrey: 46 percent to 19 percent.

But thatís no surprise to About Talk Show visitors, who voted in their own poll last month to also name Ellen DeGeneres their Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host. In our poll, Ellen beat Oprah 45 percent to 22 percent Ė surprisingly similar to results recorded by AOL, especially considering we recorded 80 votes to AOLís 1.3 million (weíre working on that). Rachael Ray came in third in our poll with 8 percent.

It's also worth noting that The Harris Poll, in January, also named Ellen the top host over Oprah.

The AOL poll also asked visitors to rate their favorite morning talk show host. We did the same at the beginning of March. AOLís results: Good Morning Americaís Diane Sawyer beat both Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira from The Today Show. About Talk Show results: Whoopi Goldberg wins that award with 25 percent of the vote. Among Lauer, Vieira and Sawyer, Lauer comes out on top with the most votes.

One question we havenít asked that AOL did is Whoís the sexiest daytime talk show host? Live with Regis and Kellyís Kelly Ripa won that award. Larry King ranked last.

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