The Highest Rated Evening Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

 1951-1952 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. Amos 'n' Andy Show  

CBS Rexall 17.0

Sunday  7:30  PM

2. Lucky Strike Program
(Jack Benny)

CBS Lucky Strike 16.2

Sunday  7:00  PM

3. Lux Radio Theater CBS Lux Flakes, 
Lux Toilet Soap 
15.0

Monday  9:00  PM

4. Edgar Bergen-
Charlie McCarthy Show
CBS Coca Cola  14.7

Sunday  8:00  PM

5. Walter Winchell ABC Richard Hudnut  12.8

Sunday  9:00  PM

6. Our Miss Brooks CBS Colgate Dental Cream,
Palmolive Shave Cream  
11.8

Sunday  6:30  PM

7. Mr. & Mrs. North CBS Palmolive Soap 11.5

Tuesday  8:30  PM

8. Suspense CBS Auto Lite 11.3

Monday  8:00  PM

9. People Are Funny CBS Mars Forever Yours,
Mars Milky Way
11.1

Tuesday  8:00  PM 

10. Dragnet NBC Fatima Cigarettes  11.0

Thursday  9:00  PM 

11. Arthur Godfrey 
& His Talent Scouts

CBS Lipton Tea,
Lipton Soup,
Lipton Frostee
10.9

Monday  8:30  PM

12. This Is Your FBI

ABC Equitable Insurance 10.8

Friday  8:30  PM

13. Fibber McGee & Molly

NBC Pet Milk 10.7

Tuesday  9:30  PM 

14. You Bet Your Life

NBC DeSoto, Plymouth 10.5

Wednesday  9:00  PM 

15. The Big Story

NBC Pall Mall Famous Cigarettes 10.1

Wednesday  9:30  PM

Mr. Keen,
Tracer Of Lost Persons

NBC Anacin, Chesterfield, RCA Victor,
Dentyne, Beeman's Pepsin Gum
10.1

Thursday  8:30  PM 

16. Dr. Christian

CBS Vaseline Petroleum Jelly,
Vaseline Hair Tonic,
Vaseline Cream Hair Tonic
10.0

Wednesday  8:30  PM

The Adventures Of
Ozzie & Harriet

ABC H. J. Heinz
57 Varieties
10.0

Friday  9:00  PM

17. Life With Luigi

CBS Wrigley's Spearmint Gum 9.8

Thursday  9:00  PM

18. Gang Busters

CBS Post Cereals  9.4

Saturday  9:00  PM

19. Mr. District Attorney

ABC Vitalis, Sal Hepatica,
Bufferin
9.3

Friday  9:30  PM

20. Bob Hawk Show CBS Camel Cigarettes 9.2

Monday  10:30  PM

 
 
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