The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Saturday & Sunday)
 1952-1953 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. Stars Over Hollywood 

CBS Carnation Evaporated Milk 4.9

Saturday  12:30  PM

2. True Detective Mysteries

Mutual Oh Henry! 4.8

Sunday  5:30  PM

3. Theater Of Today CBS Armstrong Rugs 4.5

Saturday  12:00  Noon

4. The Shadow Mutual Multi Sponsors 4.1

Sunday  5:00  PM

5. National Farm & Home Hour NBC Allis Chalmers  4.0

Saturday  1:00  PM

6. Fun For All CBS White Rain,
Prom Home Permanent
3.9

Saturday  1:00  PM

7. Longines Symphonette CBS Longines Watches 3.4

Sunday  2:00  PM

8. Music With
The Hormel Girls
CBS Spam,
Dinty Moore Beef Stew,
Hormel Canned Foods
3.3

Saturday  2:00  PM

Hollywood Star Playhouse NBC American Association Of Bakers 3.3

Sunday  5:00  PM

9. Space Patrol ABC Ralston, Instant Ralston 3.2

Saturday  10:30  AM

10. Let's Pretend CBS Cream Of Wheat 3.1

Saturday  11:00  AM

World News Today CBS Admiral Radios 3.1

Sunday  5:30  PM

11. City Hospital CBS Arrid,
Carter's Little Liver Pills
3.0

Saturday  1:30  PM

12. Mary Lee Taylor NBC Pet Evaporated Milk 2.8

Saturday  10:30  AM

13. Counterspy NBC Gulf Oil 2.5

Sunday  5:30  PM

King Arthur Godfrey's
Roundtable
CBS Kingan's Canned Foods 2.5

Sunday  5:00  PM

New York Philharmonic CBS Willys Motors 2.5

Sunday  2:30  PM

14. Give & Take CBS Cannon Mills 2.4

Saturday  11:30  AM 

15. Hour Of Decision
(Billy Graham)
ABC Billy Graham 2.2

Sunday  3:30  PM

Sunday Gatherin' CBS General Foods 2.2

Sunday  8:30  AM

16. Man On The Farm Quiz Mutual Quaker Oats 1.5

Saturday  12:00  Noon

17. Lutheran Hour Mutual Lutheran Laymen 1.4

Sunday  1:30  PM

18. Old Fashioned Revival Hour ABC Gospel Broadcasting 1.3

Sunday  4:00  PM  

Radio Bible Class Mutual Bible Class 1.3

Sunday  10:00  AM

19. Bad To God Hour Mutual Chr Reformed 0.9

Sunday  9:30  AM

Frank & Ernest Mutual Dawn Bible 0.9

Sunday  11:00  AM

Herald Of Truth ABC Church Of Christ 0.9

Sunday  1:00  PM

Voice Of Prophecy ABC Voice, Inc. 0.9

Sunday  9:30  AM

20. Voice Of Prophecy Mutual Voice, Inc. 0.8

Sunday  10:30  AM

 
 
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