The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Monday-Friday)
 1951-1952 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. The Romance Of Helen Trent 

CBS Aerowax,
Hopper's White Clay Pack
8.4

Monday-Friday  12:30  PM

2. Our Gal Sunday

CBS Anacin 7.6

Monday-Friday  12:45  PM

3. Perry Mason CBS Tide 7.2

Monday-Friday  2:15  PM

4. Aunt Jenny's 
Real Life Stories
CBS Spry 7.1

Monday-Friday  12:15  PM

5. Arthur Godfrey Time CBS Multi Sponsors 7.0

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins CBS Oxydol  7.0

Monday-Friday  1:15  PM

Pepper Young's Family NBC Camay, Joy 7.0

Monday-Friday  3:30  PM

The Guiding Light CBS Duz 7.0

Monday-Friday  1:45  PM

6. This Is Nora Drake CBS Toni Home Permanent 6.9

Monday-Friday  2:30  PM

7. The Right To Happiness NBC Ivory Soap, Duz 6.8

Monday-Friday  3:45  PM

Road Of Life NBC Crisco 6.8

Monday-Friday  3:15  PM

8. Wendy Warren & The News CBS Maxwell House 6.7

Monday-Friday  12:00  PM

9. Big Sister CBS Ivory Soap,
Spic and Span
6.6

Monday-Friday  1:00  PM

10. Stella Dallas NBC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia 6.5

Monday-Friday  4:15  PM

11. Strike It Rich NBC Vel Powder, 
Colgate Dental Cream
6.4

Monday-Friday  11:00  AM

12. Backstage Wife NBC Dreft 6.3

Monday-Friday  4:00  PM

13. The Brighter Day CBS Ivory Flakes, Cheer 6.2

Monday-Friday  2:45  PM

14. Double Or Nothing NBC Campbell's Soup,
Campbell's Pork & Beans
6.1

Monday-Friday  10:30  AM

15. The Second Mrs. Burton CBS Post Toasties,
Jell-O Gelatin
6.0

Monday-Friday  2:00  PM

16. Alka Seltzer Time
(Curt Massey)
CBS Alka Seltzer 5.9

Monday-Friday  5:45  PM

Young Widder Brown NBC Phillips' Tooth Paste,
Haley's M-O
5.9

Monday-Friday  4:30  PM 

17. Young Dr. Malone CBS Crisco, Joy 5.8

Monday-Friday  1:30  PM

18. The Woman In My House NBC SweetHeart Soap 5.7

Monday-Friday  4:45  PM

19. Life Can Be Beautiful NBC Tide 5.6

Monday-Friday  3:00  PM

20. My True Story ABC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia,
Bayer Aspirin
5.5

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

Wild Bill Hickok Mutual Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops 5.5

Mon., Wed., Fri.  5:30  PM

 
 
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