The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Monday-Friday)
 1952-1953 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. The Romance Of Helen Trent

CBS Aerowax,
Hopper's White Clay Pack
7.5

Monday-Friday  12:30  PM  

2. Our Gal Sunday

CBS Anacin 7.2

Monday-Friday  12:45  PM

3. Aunt Jenny's 
Real Life Stories
CBS Spry 6.9

Monday-Friday  12:15  PM

Wendy Warren & The News CBS Maxwell House 6.9

Monday-Friday  10:00  PM

4. Arthur Godfrey Time CBS Multi Sponsors 6.5

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

5. Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins CBS Oxydol  6.4

Monday-Friday  1:15  PM

Pepper Young's Family
Monday-Friday  3:30  PM
NBC Duz, Camay 6.4
6. Road Of Life CBS Crisco 6.2

Monday-Friday  1:00  PM

The Right To Happiness NBC Tide, Joy,
Dreft
6.2

Monday-Friday  3:45  PM

This Is Nora Drake NBC Toni Home Permanent,
Air wick, Nylast
6.2

Monday-Friday  2:30  PM

7. Backstage Wife NBC Blue Cheer 6.1

Monday-Friday  4:00  PM

The Guiding Light CBS Duz 6.1

Monday-Friday  1:45  PM

8. Road Of Life NBC Crisco 6.0

Monday-Friday  3:00  PM

9. Perry Mason CBS Tide 5.8

Monday-Friday  2:15  PM

10. Stella Dallas NBC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia 5.6

Monday-Friday  4:15  PM

The Brighter Day CBS Blue Cheer 5.6

Monday-Friday  2:45  PM

11. Double Or Nothing NBC Campbell's Soup,
Campbell's Pork & Beans
5.5

Monday-Friday  10:30  AM

Welcome Travelers NBC Blue Cheer, Prell,
Spic and Span, Joy
5.5

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

12. Rosemary CBS Ivory Snow 5.4

Monday-Friday  11:45  AM

13. Strike It Rich NBC Colgate Dental Cream,
Vel Powder
5.3

Monday-Friday  11:00  AM

14. Life Can Be Beautiful  NBC Tide 5.2

Monday-Friday  3:00  PM

15. Julie Of Hilltop House CBS Alka Seltzer 5.1

Monday-Friday  3:00  PM

The Woman In My House NBC SweetHeart Soap 5.1

Monday-Friday  4:45  PM

Wild Bill Hickok Mutual Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops 5.1

Mon., Wed., Fri.  5:30  PM

16. The Second Mrs. Burton CBS Post Toasties, 
Postum
5.0

Monday-Friday  2:00  PM

Young Widder Brown NBC Phillips' Tooth Paste,
Haley's M-O
5.0

Monday-Friday  4:30  PM

17. Sky King Mutual Peter Pan Peanut Butter 4.9

Tues. & Thurs.  5:30  PM

Young Dr. Malone   CBS Crisco, Joy 4.9

Monday-Friday  1:30  PM

18. Alka Seltzer Time
(Curt Massey)
CBS Alka Seltzer 4.8

Monday-Friday  5:45  PM  

My True Story ABC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia,
Bayer Aspirin
4.8

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

19. The Doctor's Wife NBC Ex-Lax 4.5

Monday-Friday  5:45  PM

20. Bobby Benson Mutual Kraft 4.4

Monday  5:00  PM

Lorenzo Jones NBC Colgate Dental Cream, 
Palmolive Soap, Fab
4.4

Monday-Friday  5:30  PM

 
 
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