Category: Historical TV Ratings


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

  • November 5th, 2012 at 12:00PM
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. ## Program Net 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   … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, November 13th, 1955 – November 26th, 1955

  • October 29th, 2012 at 12:00PM
Here are the top ten programs for the two-week period covering Sunday, November 13th through Saturday, November 26th, 1955. The first table lists the top ten by households and the second by rating. Note that scripted, weekly series hold three of the top spots on both lists, with I Love Lucy and December Bride appearing … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, October 30th – November 12th, 1955

  • October 22nd, 2012 at 12:00PM
The week of October 23rd, 1955 was a Nielsen “black week,” meaning that week’s programs were not rated. You can read more about black weeks here. So here are the top ten programs for the two-week period covering Sunday, October 30th through Saturday, November 12th, 1955. The first table lists the top ten by households … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, October 9th – October 22nd, 1955

  • October 15th, 2012 at 12:00PM
Here are the top ten programs for the two-week period covering Sunday, October 9th through Saturday, October 22nd, 1955. The first table lists the top ten by households and the second by rating. The reason there are two episodes of I Love Lucy on the charts is, I believe, due to the fact that the … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, September 25th – October 8th, 1955

  • October 8th, 2012 at 12:00PM
Here are the top ten programs for the two-week period covering Sunday, September 25th through Saturday, October 8th, 1955. The first table lists the top ten by households and the second by rating. I’m not sure why there is an entry for the weekday World Series games as a whole rather than individually like the … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, September 11th – September 24th, 1955

  • October 1st, 2012 at 12:00PM
Here are the top ten programs for the two-week period covering Sunday, September 11th through Saturday, September 24th, 1955. The first table lists the top ten by households and the second by rating. I can’t say with certainty this was the first official week of the 1955-1956 season. Contemporary newspaper articles in September 1955 refer … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, April 2nd – April 8th, 1973

  • September 5th, 2010 at 10:00PM
Here are the first ten programs from the thirtieth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, April 2nd, 1973 through Sunday, April 8th, 1973. I’m not sure if this was the final week of the traditional television season but it is the last week I’ll be covering. NBC, which had topped the … Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, March 26th – April 1st, 1973

  • August 29th, 2010 at 7:25PM
Here are the first ten programs from the twenty-ninth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, March 26th, 1973 through Sunday, April 1st, 1973. Bill was once again kind enough to send me the Top Ten programs and their Nielsen ratings for the week. Not surprisingly, the 45th Annual Academy Awards (broadcast … Continue Reading →