This poll never seemed to really be in question. Ellen won both rounds of voting. Because of how small the category was, with less than 10 nominees, there was no semi-final round, just the nominee round & the finals. Perhaps its because of her daytime dominance, or being the only female in the finalists, but Ellen grabbed this award quickly and never let up. The late night boys seemingly were playing catch up from day 1 & never quite caught up.
The host of The Ellen Show beat The Daily Show host Jon Stewart by 252 votes, more than doubling his total of 200. TBS funnyman Conan O'Brien came in 3rd , 65 behind Stewart & only 2 ahead of 4th place Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report. Long time legend David Letterman finished 5th.
This was the inagural Talk Show Host award for our awards. Ellen had enough votes to beat 2nd, 3rd & 5th combined.
Final vote totals
Ellen Degeneres 452
Jon Stewart 200
Conan O'Brien 135
Stephen Colbert 133
David Letterman 103