The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Saturday & Sunday)
 1953-1954 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. Stars Over Hollywood 

CBS Carnation Evaporated Milk 5.5

Saturday  12:30  PM

2. City Hospital

CBS Arrid,
Carter's Little Liver Pills
4.7

Saturday  1:00  PM

3. Mary Lee Taylor NBC Pet Evaporated Milk 3.8

Saturday  10:30  AM

4. Music With
The Hormel Girls
CBS Spam,
Dinty Moore Beef Stew,
Hormel Canned Foods
3.2

Saturday  1:30  PM

5. Space Patrol ABC Ralston, Instant Ralston  3.1

Saturday  10:30  AM

6. National Farm & Home Hour NBC Allis Chalmers 2.9

Saturday  1:00  PM

7. Hour Of Decision
(Billy Graham)
ABC Billy Graham 2.4

Sunday  3:30  PM

The Greatest Story Ever Told ABC Goodyear Tires 2.4

Sunday  5:30  PM

8. Man On The Farm Quiz Mutual Quaker Oats 2.0

Saturday  12:00  Noon

9. Old Fashioned Revival Hour ABC Gospel Broadcasting 1.9

Sunday  4:00  PM

Sunday Gatherin' CBS General Foods 1.9

Sunday  8:30  AM

10. Lutheran Hour Mutual Lutheran Laymen 1.5

Sunday  1:30  PM

11. Radio Bible Class Mutual Bible Class 1.3

Sunday  10:00  AM

12. Herald Of Truth ABC Church Of Christ 1.2

Sunday  1:00  PM

13. Voice Of Prophecy Mutual Voice, Inc. 1.1

Sunday  10:30  AM

14. Frank & Ernest Mutual Dawn Bible 1.0

Sunday  11:00  AM

Voice Of Prophecy ABC Voice, Inc. 1.0

Sunday  9:30  AM

15. Wings Of Healing Mutual Dr. Thomas Wyatt 0.7

Sunday  9:00  AM

16. Healing Waters
(Oral Roberts)
ABC Oral Roberts 0.4

Sunday  2:00  PM

17. Revival Time  ABC Assemblies Of God 0.3

Sunday  10:30  AM 

World Of Tomorrow ABC Church Of God 0.3

Sunday  12:30  PM

 
 
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