The 25 Highest Rated Programs During Radio's Golden Age
All Time
 

Program/Time Network Season Rating Sponsor
1. Eddie Cantor Show  NBC(Red) 1932-1933 58.6 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00  PM

2. Amos 'n Andy  NBC(Blue) 1930-1931 53.4 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Antiseptic

Monday-Saturday  7:00  PM

3. Eddie Cantor Show   NBC(Red) 1933-1934 50.2 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

4. Jack Pearl Show NBC(Red) 1932-1933 47.2 Lucky Strike

Thursday 10:00 PM

5. Maxwell House Show Boat  NBC(Red) 1933-1934 45.9 Maxwell House

Thursday  9:00 PM

6. Major Bowes Amateur Hour  NBC(Red) 1935-1936 45.2 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

7. Ed Wynn, The Fire Chief  NBC(Red) 1932-1933 44.8 Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline

Tuesday  9:30 PM

8. Pepsodent Show
(Bob Hope) 
NBC 1942-1943 40.9 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Tooth Powder,
Pepsodent Antiseptic

Tuesday  10:00 PM

9. Raleigh Cigarette Program
(Red Skelton)
NBC 1942-1943 40.7 Raleigh Cigarettes

Tuesday  10:30 PM

10. Chase & Sanborn Hour
(Charlie McCarthy)
NBC(Red) 1937-1938 39.4 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

11. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
(Rudy Vallee) 
NBC(Red) 1933-1934 39.0 Fleischmann's Yeast

Thursday  8:00 PM

12. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
(Rudy Vallee) 
NBC(Red) 1934-1935 38.5 Fleischmann's Yeast

Thursday  8:00 PM

13. Amos 'n Andy  NBC(Blue) 1931-1932 38.1 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Antiseptic

Monday-Saturday  7:00 PM 

14. Fibber McGee & Molly  NBC 1942-1943 37.7 Johnson's Wax

Tuesday   9:30 PM

15. Maxwell House Show Boat  NBC(Red) 1934-1935 37.3 Maxwell House

Thursday  9:00 PM

16. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
(Rudy Vallee)
NBC(Red) 1930-1931 36.5 Fleischmann's Yeast

Thursday  8:00 PM

17. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny)
NBC(Blue) 1934-1935 36.4 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM

18. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny)
NBC(Red) 1940-1941 36.2 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM

19. Baker's Broadcast
(Joe Penner)
NBC(Blue) 1933-1934 35.2 Fleischmann's Yeast

Sunday  7:30 PM

Chase & Sanborn Program
(Charlie McCarthy) 
NBC(Red) 1941-1942 35.2 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

20. Chase & Sanborn Hour
(Charlie McCarthy) 
NBC(Red) 1938-1939 35.1 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

21. Chase & Sanborn Program
(Charlie McCarthy) 
NBC 1942-1943 34.8 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM 

22. Maxwell House Show Boat  NBC(Red) 1932-1933 34.6 Maxwell House

Thursday  9:00 PM

Chase & Sanborn Hour
(Charlie McCarthy)  
NBC(Red) 1939-1940 34.6 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

23. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny) 
NBC(Red) 1939-1940 34.1 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM

Pepsodent Show
(Bob Hope) 
NBC 1944-1945 34.1 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Tooth Powder

Tuesday  10:00 PM

24. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny)
NBC(Red) 1937-1938 34.0 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM

25. Grape-Nuts &
Grape-Nuts Flakes Program
(Jack Benny)
NBC 1942-1943 33.9 Grape-Nuts,
Grape-Nuts Flakes

Sunday  7:00 PM

 
 

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