The 25 Highest Rated Programs During Radio's Golden Age 
National Broadcasting Company
NBC(Red) Network

 

Program/Time Season Rating Sponsor
1. Eddie Cantor Show  1932-1933 58.6 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM 

2. Eddie Cantor Show  1933-1934 50.2 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

3. Jack Pearl Show  1932-1933 47.2 Lucky Strike 

Thursday  10:00 PM

4. Maxwell House Show Boat  1933-1934 45.9 Maxwell House 

Thursday  9:00 PM 

5. Major Bowes Amateur Hour   1935-1936 45.2 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

6. Ed Wynn, The Fire Chief 1932-1933 44.8 Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline

Tuesday  9:30 PM

7. Chase & Sanborn Hour 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
1937-1938 39.4 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

8. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 
(Rudy Vallee) 
1933-1934 39.0 Fleischmann's Yeast 

Thursday  8:00 PM 

9. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 
(Rudy Vallee) 
1934-1935 38.5 Fleischmann's Yeast 

Thursday  8:00 PM

10. Maxwell House Show Boat  1934-1935 37.3 Maxwell House 

Thursday  9:00 PM 

11. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 
(Rudy Vallee) 
1930-1931 36.5 Fleischmann's Yeast

Thursday  8:00 PM

12. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny) 
1940-1941 36.2 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM 

13. Chase & Sanborn Program 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
1941-1942  35.2 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

14. Chase & Sanborn Hour 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
1938-1939  35.1 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

15. Maxwell House Show Boat   1932-1933  34.6 Maxwell House 

Thursday  9:00 PM 

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

Sunday  8:00 PM

16. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny)  
1939-1940 34.1 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM

17. Jell-O Program 
(Jack Benny)
1937-1938 34.0 Jell-O 

Sunday  7:00 PM

18. Fleischmann's Yeast Hour 
(Rudy Vallee) 
1932-1933 33.9 Fleischmann's Yeast 

Thursday   8:00 PM

19. Ben Bernie's Orchestra  1932-1933 33.7 Blue Ribbon
Malt Extract 

Tuesday  9:00 PM 

20. Fibber McGee & Molly  1941-1942 33.3 Johnson's Wax

Tuesday  9:30 PM

21. Chase & Sanborn Program 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
 1940-1941 32.2 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

22. Hour Of Smiles 
(Fred Allen) 
1934-1935 32.0 Ipana, Sal Hepatica 

Wednesday  9:00 PM

23. Pepsodent Show 
(Bob Hope) 
1941-1942 31.7  Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent
Tooth Powder,
Pepsodent Antiseptic 

Tuesday  10:00 PM

24. Ed Wynn, The Fire Chief  1933-1934 31.6  Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline

Tuesday  9:30 PM

25. Jell-O Program
(Jack Benny)
1938-1939 31.4 Jell-O

Sunday  7:00 PM

 
 

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