The 25 Highest Rated Programs During Radio's Golden Age 
Mutual Broadcasting System
 

Program/Time Season Rating Sponsor
1. Double Or Nothing  1944-1945 16.1 Feen-a-mint 

Friday  9:30 PM

2. The Shadow  1941-1942 14.5 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:30 PM

3. The Shadow  1944-1945 13.8 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:30 PM

4. The Shadow  1940-1941 13.5 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:30 PM

5. The Shadow  1946-1947 13.3 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:00 PM 

6. The Shadow  1948-1949 13.2 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:00 PM 

7. The Shadow  1947-1948 13.0 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:00 PM

8. The Shadow  1943-1944 12.8 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:30 PM

9. Gabriel Heatter  1944-1945 12.3 Kreml Hair Tonic, 
Forhan's Tooth Paste 

Monday-Friday  9:00 PM 

True Detective Mysteries  1949-1950  12.3 Oh Henry! 

Sunday  5:30 PM 

10. Roy Rogers Show  1949-1950 12.1 Quaker Oats 

Sunday  6:00 PM

11. The Shadow  1945-1946 11.8 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:00 PM

12. The Shadow  1939-1940 11.7 Blue Coal 

Sunday  5:30 PM

13. Gabriel Heatter  1941-1942 11.3 Kreml Hair Tonic 

Monday-Friday  9:00 PM 

14. Nick Carter, Master Detective  1947-1948 11.2 Old Dutch Cleanser

Sunday  6:30 PM 

15. Good Will Hour  1938-1939 11.1 Ironized Yeast 

Sunday  10:00 PM

Nick Carter, Master Detecitve  1949-1950 11.1 Old Dutch Cleanser

Sunday  6:30 PM

16. Sherlock Holmes  1945-1946 10.9 Petri Wine 

Monday  8:30 PM

True Detective Mysteries  1947-1948 10.9 Oh Henry! 

Sunday  4:30 PM

17. True Detective Mysteries  1948-1949 10.7 Oh Henry! 

Sunday  4:00 PM 

18. Martin Kane, Private Eye  1949-1950 10.5 Sano Cigarettes 

Sunday  4:30 PM

The Shadow  1949-1950 10.5 Bromo Quinine 

Sunday  5:00 PM 

19. Sherlock Holmes  1944-1945 10.2 Petri Wine 

Monday  8:30 PM 

20. Gabriel Heatter  1940-1941 10.1 Kreml Hair Tonic 

Wednesday & Friday  9:00 PM

Nick Carter, Master Detective  1946-1947 10.1 Old Dutch Cleanser

Sunday  6:30 PM  

21. Gabriel Heatter 1942-1943 10.0 Kreml Hair Tonic,
Kreml Shampoo,
Forhan's Tooth Paste

Monday-Friday  9:00 PM

22. Sherlock Holmes 1943-1944 9.9 Petri Wine

Monday  8:30 PM

23. Gabriel Heatter 1941-1942 9.7 Barbasol

Sunday  8:45 PM

24. Double Or Nothing 1945-1946 9.6 Feen-a-mint

Sunday  9:30 PM

25. Gabriel Heatter 1944-1945 9.4 Barbasol

Sunday  8:45 PM

The Lone Ranger 1941-1942 9.4 Wheaties,
Cheerioats

Monday, Wednesday, Friday  7:30 PM

 
 

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