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There are more talk shows on daytime television than ever in 2011, but there were 10 that stood out as the best because of their ratings. Oprah Winfrey may have walked away from her role as host of her popular talk show this year, but her presence is still felt since she produces three of the most-watched daytime programs of the year.

Here are the best daytime talk shows of 2011, based on their audience share:

1. “Dr. Phil” 4 million

2. (Tied) “The Dr. Oz Show” 3.7 million

2. (Tied) “The View” (ABC) 3.7 million

4. “Live With Regis And Kelly” (syndicated) 3.4 million

5. “Maury” (syndicated) 3.2 million

6. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated) 3 million

7. (Tied) “The Jerry Springer Show” (syndicated) 2.1 million

7. (Tied) “Today: Kathie Lee & Hoda” (NBC) 2.1 million

9. (Tied) “The Chew” (ABC) 2 million

9. (Tied) “Rachel Ray” (syndicated) 2 million

9. (Tied) “The Talk” (syndicated) 2 million


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