Nielsen Top Ten, November 27th, 1955 – 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.

1.$64,000 QuestionCBS15,098,000
2.I Love LucyCBS14,628,000
3.Ed Sullivan ShowCBS12,883,000
 Jack Benny ShowCBS12,883,000
7.You Bet Your LifeNBC11,608,000
8.December BrideCBS11,508,000
9.The MillionaireCBS11,105,000
 Ford TheaterNBC11,105,000

##ProgramNetRating (%)
1.$64,000 QuestionCBS47.2
2.I Love LucyCBS44.9
3.Jack Benny ShowCBS40.9
4.Ed Sullivan ShowCBS40.5
 December BrideCBS36.6
8.You Be Your LifeNBC35.6
9.The MillionaireNBC35.5
10.I’ve Got a SecretCBS34.8

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.


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

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