Filling the shoes of the beloved host is no easy task, but some have risen to the challenge better than others. Viewers have shared their opinions each couple of weeks to weigh in on how the latest guest is doing as opposed to previous guests.
The long list of stand-in hosts has included longtime champ Ken Jennings, executive producer Mike Richards, former Today anchor Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz, footballer Aaron Rodgers, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, Tournament of Champions vet Buzzy Cohen, and The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik as well as Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, George Stephanopoulos, and Robin Roberts.
Fan-favorite LeVar Burton is the most recent to take up the position and making us wonder where he ranks among the guests who came before him. Prior to his arrival, we conducted a poll that included every host through Bialik’s run. With 63,593 votes cast (as of July 30, 2021), The Big Bang Theory actress led the pack with 47% of the total. Jennings followed with 19%, Rogers with 16%, Cohen with 8%, Richards with 6%, Cooper with 2%, Whitaker and Couric with 1% each, and Oz received less than 1%.
While David Faber and Joe Buck have yet to join the lineup, we’re updating our poll to get a better look at who the real fan favorites are so far. Let us know your thoughts in the poll, below, and sound off in the comments section.
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