Kelly Ripa is on the hunt for a permanent “Live” co-host — and she’s already got plenty of options to choose from.
Ripa has tried out 20 different guest co-hosts across 29 original episodes since Michael Strahan bailed this spring for the apparently greener pastures of “Good Morning America.”
Perhaps surprisingly, Fred Savage has filled in the most on the now-named “Live With Kelly,” with his fifth appearance on set today. Interestingly enough, many speculated that Savage’s “Grinder” co-star Rob Lowe would be high on the leader board, but he hasn’t shown up once.
Here are all of Ripa’s guest co-hosts to date and their syndicated Nielsen rating — on-average, if applicable — broken down by number of appearances:
|Fred Savage||5||2.8 (2 counted in ratings)|
|Cedric the Entertainer||2||3.0 (1 counted in ratings)|
|Jim Parsons||2||No ratings available yet|
|Carrie Ann Inaba||2||No ratings available yet|
|Daniel Dae Kim||1||2.9|
|Dwyane Wade||1||No rating available yet|
|Guillermo Diaz||1||No rating available yet|