Nielsen Top Ten, November 27th – December 10th, 1955

Here are the top ten programs for the two-week period covering Sunday, November 27th through Saturday, December 10th, 1955. The first table lists the top ten by households and the second by rating.

By this point in the 1955-1956 season, viewing patterns appear to have become relatively set with the same shows appearing in the top ten lists. There were some exceptions. Making its first appearance on either of the lists was CBS anthology series The Millionaire.

Number of TV Homes Reached
## Program Network Homes
1. $64,000 Question CBS 15,098,000
2. I Love Lucy CBS 14,628,000
3. Ed Sullivan Show CBS 12,883,000
  Jack Benny Show CBS 12,883,000
5. Dragnet NBC 11,944,000
6. Disneyland ABC 11,843,000
7. You Bet Your Life NBC 11,608,000
8. December Bride CBS 11,508,000
9. The Millionaire CBS 11,105,000
  Ford Theatre NBC 11,105,000

Percent of TV Homes Reached
## Program Network Rating (%)
1. $64,000 Question CBS 47.2
2. I Love Lucy CBS 44.9
3. Jack Benny Show CBS 40.9
4. Ed Sullivan Show CBS 40.5
5. Disneyland ABC 36.6
  December Bride CBS 36.6
7. Dragnet NBC 36.5
8. You Be Your Life NBC 35.6
9. The Millionaire NBC 35.5
10. I’ve Got a Secret CBS 34.8

Copyright 1956 by A. C. Nielsen Co.

Note: Prior to July 1960, Nielsen ratings were not based on the total number of television households in the United States. From 1950 to 1953, ratings were a percentage of households in cities/markets in which the program was broadcast. From 1953 to 1960, ratings were a percentage of households capable of viewing a program.

Source:
“Latest Ratings: Nielsen.” Broadcasting*Telecasting. 9 Jan. 1956: 33.

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