Is there anything good on TV during the day? It may be a few years since Oprah Winfrey was last on television, but daytime TV is alive and kicking and is as vibrant as ever. What are the best daytime television shows for seniors? It really depends on what you like — you can choose talk shows, game shows, and practically anything else you might want to watch.
Talk shows are the bread and butter of daytime TV, and they cover a wide range of topics. Today, the top-rated daytime talk show is The Dr. Phil Show, which offers life advice about weight loss, financial planning, family relationships, and more. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is another extremely popular talk show. Ellenfeatures a unique combination of comedy, celebrity guests, music, and human-interest stories. Ellen is also known for getting her guests to dance.
Reality television is another broad category. One of the most popular daytime reality shows is Judge Judy. This show is hosted by a real judge, retired Manhattan family court judge Judith Sheindlin. Judge Judy has been laying down the law on daytime TV since 1996 and has totally revitalized the court-show genre.
Game shows are a favorite among daytime TV viewers. Although it’s no longer hosted by Bob Barker, The Price Is Right is a daytime game show favorite. Viewers love watching enthusiastic guests guess at which prices are right. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Price Is Right the fifth greatest game show ever. The current fan favorite of daytime game shows is Family Feud, a show that pits two families against each other. Players name the most popular survey responses to score points. Family Feud‘s current host, Steve Harvey, has spurred an increase in the show’s popularity.
Late shows are frequently re-aired during the day. If you don’t like to stay up late to watch nighttime talk shows you can catch your favorites again during the day. Late shows usually recap the day’s news with a humorous spin and can be great fun to watch the next day.
Syndicated shows and movies make up a significant portion of daytime TV programming, as well. Channels like TV Land broadcast classic shows like Bonanza, I Dream of Genie, and more. Other stations replay popular shows like Seinfield, Cheers, and Fraiser. Movies also get played during daytime television. Watching syndicated movies can be a great way to catch the movies you missed in the theater.
So, what will you watch today? Don’t shy away from daytime TV — there are plenty of programs you can enjoy!