The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Saturday & Sunday)
 1951-1952 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. True Detective Mysteries 

Mutual Oh Henry! 8.4

Sunday  5:30  PM

2. The Shadow

Mutual Wildroot Cream-Oil 7.6

Sunday  5:00  PM

3. Grand Central Station CBS White Rain, 
Prom Home Permanent
7.5

Saturday  1:00  PM

4. Theater Of Today CBS Armstrong Rugs 7.0

Saturday  12:00 Noon

5. Martin Kane, Private Eye NBC Sano Cigarettes 6.2

Sunday  4:30  PM

6. City Hospital CBS Arrid, 
Carter's Little Liver Pills
5.7

Saturday  1:30  PM

7. Stars Over Hollywood CBS Carnation Evaporated Milk 5.5

Saturday  12:30  PM

8. Let's Pretend CBS Cream Of Wheat 5.1

Saturday  11:00 AM

9. Give & Take CBS Cannon Mills 4.9

Saturday  11:00  AM

10. King Arthur Godfrey's Roundtable CBS Kingan's Canned Foods 4.8

Sunday  5:00  PM

11. Mary Lee Taylor NBC Pet Evaporated Milk 4.2

Saturday  10:30  AM

Somerset Maugham Theater NBC By-Mart 4.2

Saturday  11:30  AM

12. National Farm & Home Hour NBC Allis Chalmers 4.0

Saturday  1:00  PM

13. American Forum 
Of The Air
NBC American Truck Association 3.3

Sunday  2:00  PM

14. Hour Of Decision
(Billy Graham)
ABC Billy Graham 3.0

Sunday  3:30  PM

15. Old Fashioned Revival Hour ABC Gospel Broadcasting 2.9

Sunday  4:00  PM

16. Space Patrol ABC Ralston, Instant Ralston 2.6

Saturday  10:30  AM

17. Sunday Gatherin' ABC General Foods 2.5

Sunday  8:30  AM

18. Man On The Farm Quiz Mutual Quaker Oats 2.3

Saturday  12:00  Noon

19. Radio Bible Class Mutual Bible Class 1.8

Sunday  10:00  AM

Voice Of Prophecy Mutual Voice, Inc. 1.8

Sunday  10:30  AM

20. Lutheran Hour Mutual Lutheran Laymen 1.5

Sunday  1:30  PM

 
 
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