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About Talk Show Readers Pick DeGeneres

The daytime talk show host is About reader's favorite


In keeping with trends we’ve seen in other surveys, Ellen DeGeneres, host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was selected About Talk Show readers’ Favorite Daytime Host for February.

Ellen scored a whopping 54 percent of the vote, handily defeating No. 2 favorite Oprah Winfrey, who tallied 17 percent of the vote. Her protégé, Tyra Banks clocked in at No. 3 with 11 percent of the vote. After that, it’s scraps for the rest. Only Martha Stewart received zero votes.

February results below:

1. Ellen DeGeneres - 54 percent

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Ellen DeGeneres, legendary stand-up comedian and successful television actress, has added a new notch in her career belt – pioneering talk show host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

2. Oprah Winfrey - 17 percent

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Oprah Winfrey, the Emmy-winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, is among other things a celebrated actress, producer, publisher and the United State’s first African-American billionaire.

3. Tyra Banks - 11 percent

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Tyra Banks, the former supermodel and ‘America’s Next Top Model’ ringleader, has turned talk show host, captaining the self-title The Tyra Banks Show. A little bit ‘Oprah Winfrey,’ a little bit over-the-top reality show, Tyra’s take on the television genre is fresh and unique.

4. Whoopi, Barbara, Sherri, Joy and Elisabeth - 5 percent

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The five co-hosts of the never-more-popular The View , Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck make mornings fun and provocative.

5. Rachael Ray - 2 percent

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Rachael Ray is well-known for her kitchen skills, and creative cooking will is a cornerstone of The Rachael Ray Show. She’s the host of several Food Network programs, as well, including “30 Minute Meals,” “40 Dollars a Day” and “Inside Dish with Rachael Ray”.

6. Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa - 2 percent

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Veteran talk show host Regis Philbin and spunky start-up Kelly Ripa are co-hosts of the quintessential morning talk show, Live with Regis and Kelly .

7. Dr. Phil - 2 percent

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One of the first things most people notice about Dr. Phil McGraw, host of The Dr. Phil Show, is his height. But on his popular daytime talk show, which offers scores of guests good advice from both the head and the heart, Dr. Phil is better known for putting people first and the height of his growing success a distant second.

8. Bonnie Hunt - 2 percent

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Bonnie Hunt, actress, comedian and "best talk show guest in America" gets her own talk show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, a daytime entry that promises to feel like the laid-back shows of the 1960s.

9. Martha Stewart - 0 percent

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Martha Stewart is at once a TV star, talk show host, magazine publisher, radio personality and domestic goddess – adept at everything from home renovation to business branding.

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