Popular daytime talk show hosts from 2014 include, Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams and Michael Strahan. Ellen DeGeneres's show, "The Ellen Show," won the 2014 Daytime Emmy Award out of a wide field of nominees. Ellen's show is popular for many reasons, from her generosity to her wide variety of guests.
Other nominees for the award, like "The Wendy Williams Show," is very popular with many of the younger viewers. Her show covers a lot of pop culture and celebrity news which appeals to the age range of her main viewers. A lot of the viewing and popularity ratings are tied to the times that the shows are on and the strength of the channel they are viewed on. Wendy Williams show has gone up in popularity due to moving to better time slots the last few years.
Michael Strahan co-hosts with Kelly Ripa on "Live! with Kelly and Michael." The show is very popular due to the upbeat chemistry between the two. He brings in many men to the show due to his time as member of the New York Giants NFL team. This is a very profitable marketing angle for Strahan and the show both, because marketing can directly affect the viewer rankings of the show and its hosts.