The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Monday-Friday)
 1953-1954 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. The Romance Of Helen Trent 

CBS Aerowax,
Wizard Wick
6.9

Monday-Friday  12:30  PM

2. Our Gal Sunday

CBS Anacin, BiSoDoL Mints,
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
6.8

Monday-Friday  12:45  PM

The Guiding Light CBS Duz 6.8

Monday-Friday  1:45  PM

3. Wendy Warren & The News CBS Maxwell House 6.5

Monday-Friday  12:00  PM

4. This Is Nora Drake CBS Bristol-Myers 6.4

Monday-Friday  2:30  PM

5. Aunt Jenny's 
Real Life Stories
CBS Spry  6.3

Monday-Friday  12:15  PM

6. Oxydol's Own Ma Perkins CBS Oxydol 6.2

Monday-Friday  1:15  PM

7. The Brighter Day CBS Blue Cheer 6.1

Monday-Friday  2:45  PM

8. Backstage Wife NBC Blue Cheer 6.0

Monday-Friday  4:00  PM

Perry Mason CBS Tide 6.0

Monday-Friday  2:15  PM

9. Arthur Godfrey Time CBS Multi Sponsors 5.7

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

The Right To Happiness NBC Tide, Dreft,
Joy
5.7

Monday-Friday  3:45  PM

Stella Dallas NBC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia,
Bayer Aspirin
5.7

Monday-Friday  4:15  PM

Young Dr. Malone CBS Crisco, Joy 5.7

Monday-Friday  1:30  PM

10. The Second Mrs. Burton CBS Post Toasties,
Jell-O
5.6

Monday-Friday  2:00  PM

11. Road Of Life CBS Crisco 5.5

Monday-Friday  1:00  PM

Rosemary NBC Ivory Snow, Camay 5.5

Monday-Friday  11:45  AM

12. Julie Of Hilltop House CBS Alka Seltzer 5.3

Monday-Friday  3:00  PM

Young Widder Brown NBC Phillips' Tooth Paste,
Haley's M-O
5.3

Monday-Friday  4:30  PM

13. House Party
(Art Linkletter)
CBS Multi Sponsors 5.1

Monday-Friday  3:15  PM

Pepper Young's Family  NBC Duz, Camay 5.1

Monday-Friday  3:30  PM

14. My True Story ABC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia,
Bayer Aspirin
4.7

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

Wild Bill Hickok Mutual Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops 4.7

Mon., Wed., Fri.  5:30  PM

15. Road Of Life NBC Crisco 4.6

Monday-Friday  3:15  PM

16. Sky King Mutual Peter Pan Peanut Butter 4.5

Tues. & Thurs.  5:30  PM

Strike It Rich NBC Colgate Dental Cream,
Vel Powder, Halo
4.5

Monday-Friday  11:00  AM

The Woman In My House NBC SweetHeart Soap 4.5

Monday-Friday  4:45  PM

Whispering Streets ABC General Mills 4.5

Monday-Friday  10:25  AM  

17. Lorenzo Jones   NBC Colgate Dental Cream, 
Palmolive Soap, Fab
4.3

Monday-Friday  5:30  PM

18. Alka Seltzer Time
(Curt Massey)
CBS Alka Seltzer 4.1

Monday-Friday  5:45  PM

19. Front Page Farrell NBC Aerowax, Kolynos Tooth Powder,
Melcalose, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee,
Autobrite
4.0

Monday-Friday  5:15  PM

Sgt. Preston Of The Yukon Mutual Quaker Puffed Wheat,
Quaker Puffed Rice
4.0

Tues., & Thurs.  5:00  PM

Welcome Travelers NBC Spic and Span, Joy,
Blue Cheer, Prell
4.0

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

20. The Phrase That Pays NBC Colgate-Palmolive 3.9

Monday-Friday  11:30  AM

 
 
© 2008 DG-125 Computer Works

| BBSs | BOOKS | Chat | FAQS | GENERAL INFO | HISTORY | HUMONGOUS OTR DATABASE SEARCH | Mail Gps | News Gps | OTR Logs | Privacy |
PROGRAM GUIDE | REFERENCE | Sights | SoftWare | SoundBytes | SoundSnips | SPONSORS | Us |



The Original Old Time Radio (OTR) WWW Pages
-
Copyright © 1994-
Louis V. Genco
webmaster email