During April of 1950, the top three television programs on the air in Chicago, seen on 457,565 television sets (as of April 1st), were as follows:
|1.||Arthur Godfrey and His Friends||60.4|
|2.||Texaco Star Theater (The Milton Berle Show)||52.8|
|3.||The Lone Ranger||52.1|
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends ran from 8-9PM (7-8PM local time) Wednesdays on WBKB and Texaco Star Theater (The Milton Berle Show) on WNBQ, Tuesdays from 8-9PM (7-8PM local time). The Lone Ranger was broadcast on two stations: WENR-TV on Saturdays from 7:30-8PM (7:30-7PM local time) and WKNR-TV on Sundays from 2:30-3PM (1:30-2PM local time). The article doesn’t specify which broadcast was in third place but I would guess it was WENR-TV’s evening showings.
Wolters, Larry. “The Televiewer.” Chicago Daily Tribune. 3 May 1950: A7.
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