Special Report

Most Popular Game Show Hosts in History

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10. Bob Barker (1923-)
> Notable game shows: Truth or Consequences, Family Game, The New Price Is Right/The Price Is Right
> Years on air as host: 1956-2007
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,524,349

Bob Barker hosted “The Price Is Right” from 1972 to 2007. Along the way, Barker won 15 Emmys, 12 of them for Outstanding Game Show Host, which has been awarded since 1974. When Barker retired in 2007, “The Price Is Right” had become the longest-running daytime game show in history as well as the first hour-long game show on television. The jovial quizmaster also hosted the game show “Truth or Consequences” from 1956 to 1974. Barker is also known as a passionate animal rights activist.

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9. Ryan Seacrest (1974-)
> Notable game shows: Gladiators 2000, Wild Animal Games, Click, American Juniors, The Million Second Quiz
> Years on air as host: 1994-2013
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,656,989

Television viewers know Ryan Seacrest as co-host of “Live!” with Kelly Ripa, as well as for his hosting duties on the music competition show “American Idol.” He also is an executive producer for the programs such as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Seacrest was host of the short-lived game show “TRyan Seacrest,” which aired in September 2013.

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8. Wayne Brady (1972-)
> Notable game shows: Celebrity Duets, Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Let’s Make a Deal
> Years on air as host: 2006-present
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,748,084

Affable comedian Wayne Brady was a regular participant on the improvisational comedy television series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” He was also the first host of the game show “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” from 2007 to 2009. Since 2009 he has hosted the revived version of “Let’s Make a Deal.” Brady made history in 2002 when he became the first African American to host the Miss America beauty pageant.

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7. Johnny Carson (1925-2005)
> Notable game shows: Earn Your Vacation, Do You Trust Your Wife?/Who Do You Trust?
> Years on air as host: 1954-1962 sb
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 2,842,172

Before he became the king of late-night television, Johnny Carson was the host of the game show “Who Do You Trust?” (the original title was “Do You Trust Your Wife”) from 1957 to 1962, in which married couples were asked a trivia question and the husband decided which of the two would answer it. Carson was also a panelist on game shows such as “What’s My Line?” and “To Tell the Truth.”

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6. Michael Strahan (1971-)
> Notable game shows: The $100,000 Pyramid
> Years on air as host: 2016-present
> Wikipedia page views (2 yr.): 3,176,657

Michael Strahan has become a familiar face on television following his Hall of Fame career as a defensive lineman for the NFL’s New York Giants. In addition to co-hosting “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Strahan has handled the hosting job of “The 100,000 Pyramid” since 2016. Contestants are paired with celebrities and try to guess words or phrases on a pyramid-shaped game board to win money.

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