Kelly Ripa Guest Co-Hosts Ranked by TV Ratings: From Kimmel to Christian Slater (Photos)

Tony Maglio
The Wrap
Kelly Ripa Guest Co-Hosts Ranked by TV Ratings: From Kimmel to Christian Slater (Photos)

“Live!” has had 52 different guest co-hosts across 112 episodes since Michael Strahan bailed on Kelly Ripa — Here’s how those syndicated TV Ratings stack up so far, per Nielsen.

Strahan announced in the spring that he would leave “Live!” for “Good Morning America,” and since then lots of celebrities, from Fred Savage to Jimmy Kimmel, have sat beside Ripa. Some are obviously not available — Kimmel has a late-night show — but others could potentially become Ripa’s new co-host. The question is, who?

Here are some of the co-hosts who have joined Ripa, listed by dates they guested on “Live.”

Date: May 16, 2016

Co-host: Jimmy Kimmel

Rating: 3.3

Guests: Gordon Ramsay, Priyanka Chopra

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Date: May 17, 2016

Co-host: Jussie Smollett

Rating: 3.1

Guests: Andy Samberg, Michael Weatherly

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Date: May 25, 2016

Co-host: Seal

Rating: 2.9 (tie)

Guests: Stephen Amell, Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd, Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas

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Date: May 19, 2016

Co-host: David Muir

Rating: 2.9 (tie)

Guests: Julianne Moore, Rose Byrne

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Date: May 31, 2016

Co-host: Common

Rating: 2.8

Guests: Maya Rudolph, Nihar Janga & Jairam Hathwar

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Date: June 3, 2016

Co-host: Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos

Rating: 2.8

Guests: Laura Linney, Paula Abdul, Alex Guarnaschelli

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Date: June 1, 2016

Co-host: Anderson Cooper

Rating: 2.7

Guests: Gloria Estefan, X Ambassadors

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Date: Sep. 5, 2016

Co-host: Christian Slater

Rating: 2.5 (tie)

Guests: DJ Khaled, Maura Tierney, Joaquin Consuelos

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Date: Oct. 7, 2016

Co-host: Ashton Kutcher

Rating: 2.6 (tie)

Guests: Sarah PaulsonLaura Prepon, Colbie Caillat

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