The 25 Highest Rated Programs During Radio's Golden Age 
  National Broadcasting Company
 

Program/Time Season Rating Sponsor
1. Pepsodent Show 
(Bob Hope) 
1942-1943  40.9  Pepsodent Tooth Paste, 
Pepsodent Tooth Powder

Tuesday  10:00 PM

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

Tuesday  10:30 PM

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

Tuesday  9:30 PM

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

Sunday  8:00 PM

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

Tuesday  10:00 PM

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

Sunday  7:00 PM 

7. Fibber McGee & Molly 1943-1944 31.9 Johnson's Wax 

Tuesday  9:30 PM

8. Pepsodent Show 
(Bob Hope) 
1943-1944 31.6 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Tooth Powder 

Tuesday  10:00 PM

9. The Aldrich Family 1942-1943  31.5 Postum 

Thursday  8:30 PM

10. Raleigh Cigarette Program
(Red Skelton) 
1943-1944  31.4  Raleigh Cigarettes

Tuesday  10:30 PM 

11. Fibber McGee & Molly 1944-1945 30.8 Johnson's Wax 

Tuesday  9:30 PM

Fibber McGee & Molly  1945-1946 30.8 Johnson's Wax 

Tuesday  9:30 PM

12. Pepsodent Show
(Bob Hope) 
1946-1947 30.2 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Tooth Powder

Tuesday  10:00 PM

Fibber McGee & Molly  1946-1947 30.2 Johnson's Wax

Tuesday  9:30 PM

13. Pepsodent Show 
(Bob Hope) 
1945-1946 29.8 Pepsodent Tooth Paste,
Pepsodent Tooth Powder 

Tuesday  10:00 PM 

14. Chase & Sanborn Program 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
1943-1944 29.2 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

15. Fred Allen Show  1947-1948 28.7 Ford Motor Company 

Sunday  8:30 PM

16. Mr. District Attorney  1942-1943 28.3 Vitalis

Wednesday  9:30 PM

17. Grape-Nuts &
Grape-Nuts Flakes Program
(Jack Benny)
1943-1944 27.9 Grape-Nuts,
Grape-Nuts Flakes 

Sunday  7:00 PM

18. Fibber McGee & Molly 1947-1948 27.7 Johnson's Wax 

Tuesday  9:30 PM 

19. Maxwell House Coffee Time 
(Frank Morgan-Fanny Brice)  
 1942-1943 27.5  Maxwell House

Thursday  8:00 PM 

20. Chase & Sanborn Program 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
 1946-1947 27.4 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

21. Lucky Strike Program
(Jack Benny)
1946-1947 27.0 Lucky Strike 

Sunday  7:00 PM

22. The Aldrich Family  1943-1944 26.9 Postum

Thursday  8:30 PM

Chase & Sanborn Program 
(Charlie McCarthy) 
1945-1946 26.9 Chase & Sanborn 

Sunday  8:00 PM

Fibber McGee & Molly   1948-1949 26.9 Johnson's Wax

Tuesday  9:30 PM

23. Chase & Sanborn Program
(Charlie McCarthy)
1947-1948 26.2 Chase & Sanborn

Sunday  8:00 PM

Kay Kyser's Kollege 1942-1943 26.2 Lucky Strike

Wednesday  10:00 PM

24. Lucky Strike Program
(Jack Benny)
1947-1948 26.0 Lucky Strike

Sunday  7:00 PM

25. Kraft Music Hall
(Bing Crosby)
1944-1945 25.8 Kraft

Thursday  9:00 PM

 
 

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