Here’s the schedule for WNBT (NBC’s flagship TV station in New York City) for the week starting Sunday, July 13th, 1947. The New York Times published daily listings for television stations in the city, including WNBT, alongside its comprehensive radio listings.
WNBT scheduled six baseball games this week. The first aired at 2PM on Sunday (July 13th) and pitted the New York Giants against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Later that night, the station aired Ringside with Tex and Jinx and Party Line from 8-8:50PM. The New York Times listed Sunday Supper Club at 9PM. See this post for more information about the revolving set of four different shows sponsored by Borden on Sundays during the summer of 1947.
Scheduled for 2:25PM on Monday (July 14th) was another Giants-Pirates baseball game. Later that night, WNBT aired coverage of horse trotting races (also known as harness races) in Long Island.
A baseball game between the Giants and the Chicago Cubs was scheduled for 8:40PM on Tuesday (July 15th). Another Giants-Cubs game was scheduled for 2:25PM on Wednesday (July 16th). That evening, Kraft Television Theatre and In the Kelvinator Kitchen aired as usual.
On Thursday (July 17th), a third Giants-Cubs baseball game was scheduled for 1:25PM. At 8PM, recently-introduced Author Meets the Critics featured Lilly Dache as guest. At 8:30PM, Hobby Lobby aired for the second week in a row. I have no idea what this program was.
The only day this week when WNBT didn’t have a baseball game scheduled was Friday (July 18th). The Saturday (July 19th) game at 2:25PM pitted the Giants against the Cincinnati Reds. At 5PM, WNBT broadcast swimming finals from Flushing Meadows in Long Island.
Sunday, July 13th, 1947
2:00PM Baseball: Giants vs. Pittsburgh, from Polo Grounds
8:00PM Ringside, with Tex and Jinx
8:30PM Party Line
8:50PM Film Shorts
9:00PM Sunday Supper Club
Monday, July 14th, 1947
2:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Pittsburgh
8:00PM Television News
8:10PM Feature Film
9:10PM Trotting Races, Westbury, L.I.
Tuesday, July 15th, 1947
8:00PM Television Newsreel
8:10PM Film Shorts
8:40PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago, at Polo Grounds
Wednesday, July 16th, 1947
2:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago
7:30PM [Kraft] Television Theatre
8:30PM In the [Kelvinator] Kitchen–Alma Kitchell
Thursday, July 17th, 1947
1:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Chicago
8:00PM Author Meets the Critics: Lilly Dache, Guest
8:30PM Hobby Lobby
9:00PM You Are an Artist-Jon Gnagybr />
Friday, July 18th, 1947
1:00PM [Swift] Home Service Club
1:30PM News and Films
8:00PM Campus Show [Campus Hoopla], With Clair Bee
8:20PM Film: The World in Your Home
8:30PM Wrestling, Jamaica Arena
Saturday, July 19th, 1947
2:25PM Baseball: Giants vs. Cincinnati
5:00PM Swim Tourney Finals, Flushing Meadows, L.I.
Note: Television listings published in newspapers were based on information provided by stations and were subject to change at the last minute. They may not be an accurate representation of what actually aired.
One Reply to “WNBT Schedule, Week of July 13th, 1947”
Sports had already become a staple of TV programming by 1947. And there were still a lot of day games during the week back then.