It’s no secret that America loves talk shows. But which host reigns supreme over the rest? Is it funnyman Jimmy Fallon or Carpool Karaoke king James Corden? What about the fixer Dr. Phil or gift-giving extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey?
The verdict is in and America’s favorite talk show host is none other than Ellen DeGeneres. According to an analysis by reviews.org and cabletv.com, which looked at Google trends data over the last five years, DeGeneres takes the top spot by winning 10 states scattered around the U.S.
And when you take a deeper dive into the data, the additional findings are just as interesting. Oprah was preferred among states in the South while Stephen Colbert won just one state: Vermont. Dr. Phil took over the Northwest while Jerry Springer found his fans on the East Coast.
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Keep scrolling to find out which talk show host is your state’s favorite, and see what happens when stars like Fallon and Colbert are pitted head to head.
1. Which host is your state's favorite?
2. Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Fallon?
3. James Corden or Piers Morgan?
4. Dr. Phil or Jerry Springer?
5. Ellen DeGeneres or Oprah Winfrey?
6. John Oliver or Trevor Noah?