The Highest Rated Daytime Programs 
During Radio's Golden Age 

(Monday-Friday)
 1955-1956 Seasons

Program/Time Network Sponsor Nielsen Rating

1. The Guiding Light  

CBS Tide, Gleem 4.7

Monday-Friday  1:45  PM

The Romance Of Helen Trent

CBS Feen-a-mint 4.7

Monday-Friday  12:30  PM

Young Dr. Malone CBS Prom, White Rain 4.7

Monday-Friday  1:30  PM

2. Ma Perkins CBS Procter & Gamble 4.5

Monday-Friday  1:15  PM

3. Arthur Godfrey Time CBS Multi Sponsors 4.4

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

4. This Is Nora Drake CBS Bristol-Myers  4.2

Monday-Friday  2:30  PM

5. The Road Of Life CBS Hazel Bishop 4.1

Monday-Friday  1:00  PM

6. The Brighter Day CBS Hazel Bishop,
Swans Down Cake Mix
3.9

Monday-Friday  2:15  PM

Wendy Warren & The News CBS Multi Sponsors 3.9

Monday-Friday  12:00  PM

7. Aunt Jenny's 
Real Life Stories
CBS Spry, Breeze, Silver Dust,
Franco-American Canned Foods
3.7

Monday-Friday  2:45  PM

8. House Party
(Art Linkletter)
CBS Multi Sponsors 3.4

Monday-Friday  3:00  PM

9. The Second Mrs. Burton CBS Multi Sponsors 3.3

Monday-Friday  2:00  PM

10. When A Girl Marries ABC Multi Sponsors 3.2

Monday-Friday  10:30  PM

11. Pepper Young's Family NBC Golden Fluffo, Tide 3.1

Monday-Friday  3:30  PM

12. My True Story ABC Phillips' Milk Of Magnesia,
Bayer Aspirin
3.0

Monday-Friday  10:00  AM

13. The Woman In My House NBC Alka Seltzer 2.9

Monday-Friday  4:45  PM

14. The Lone Ranger NBC Multi Sponsors 2.7

Monday-Friday  5:30  PM

15. Breakfast Club ABC Multi Sponsors 2.6

Monday-Friday  9:00  AM

Young Widder Brown NBC Phillips' Tooth Paste,
Haley's M-O,
Bayer Aspirin
2.6

Monday-Friday  4:15  PM

16. Fibber McGee & Molly NBC Alka Seltzer 2.5

Monday-Friday  11:45  AM

17. Make Up Your Mind CBS Wonder Bread 2.4

Monday-Friday  11:30  AM 

The Right To Happiness NBC Tide 2.4

Monday-Friday  4:00  PM

18. Queen For A Day Mutual Multi Sponsors 1.6

Monday-Friday  11:30  AM

19. Story Time Mutual Multi Sponsors 1.4

Monday-Friday  11:05  AM

20. Hotel For Pets NBC Puss 'n Boots Cat Food 1.1

Monday-Friday  3:30  PM

 
 
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