The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Saturday & Sunday)
 1954-1955 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. National Farm & Home Hour

NBC Allis Chalmers 4.0

Saturday  1:00  PM  

2. Gunsmoke CBS Chesterfield 3.6

Saturday  12:30  PM

3. Robert Q. Lewis Show CBS Multi Sponsors 2.7

Saturday  11:00  AM

4. Space Patrol ABC Nestlè's Candy Bars 2.6

Saturday  10:30  AM

5. Nutralite Radio Theater NBC Nutralite Vitamins 2.1

Sunday  5:30  PM

6. Metropolitan Opera ABC Texaco 1.5

Sunday  2:00  PM

Hour Of Decision
(Billy Graham)
ABC Billy Graham 1.5

Sunday  3:30  PM

Longines Symphonette CBS Longines Watches 1.5

Sunday  2:00  PM

Old Fashioned Revival Hour ABC Gospel Broadcasting 1.5

Sunday  4:00  PM

7. The Greatest Story 
Ever Told
ABC Goodyear Tires 1.3

Saturday  5:30  PM

8. Christian Science Heals Mutual Christian Science 1.0

Sunday  1:15  PM

9. Global Frontiers Mutual Thomas Wyatt 0.9

Sunday  1:00  PM

Herald Of Truth ABC Church Of Christ 0.9

Sunday  1:00  PM

Radio Bible Class Mutual Bible Class 0.9

Sunday  10:00  AM

10. Frank & Ernest Mutual Dawn Bible 0.8

Sunday  11:00  AM

Lutheran Hour Mutual Lutheran Laymen 0.8

Sunday  1:30  PM

Voice Of Prophecy ABC Voice, Inc. 0.8

Sunday  9:30  AM

11. Voice Of Prophecy Mutual Voice, Inc. 0.6

Sunday  10:30  AM 

12. Wings Of Healing Mutual Dr. Thomas Wyatt 0.5

Sunday  9:00  AM

13. Hour Of Decision
(Billy Graham)
Mutual Billy Graham 0.2

Sunday  10:00  AM

 
 
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