The 1950's In Television

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Popular TV Programs When Paul Was Growing Up

1950's TV  Color TV Was Really New | Our TV Shows Were In Black and White
1950's Television Engraved Memories For A Lifetime | Popularity Charts For TV
Television Of The 50's

 

1949-50

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 The Texaco Star Theater NBC
2 Toast of the Town (Ed Sullivan) CBS
3 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
4 Fireball Fun for All NBC
5 Philco Television Playhouse NBC
6 Fireside Theatre NBC
7 The Goldbergs CBS
8 Suspense CBS
9 The Ford Television Theater CBS
10 Cavalcade of Stars Dumont

1950-51

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 The Texaco Star Theater NBC
2 Fireside Theatre NBC
3 Your Show of Shows NBC
4 Philco Television Playhouse NBC
5 The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC
6 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports NBC
7 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
8 Mama CBS
9 Robert Montgomery Presents NBC
10 Martin Kane, Private Eye NBC
11 Man Against Crime CBS
12 Somerset MaughamTheatre NBC
13 Kraft Television Theatre NBC
14 Toast of the Town (Ed Sullivan) CBS
15 The Aldrich Family NBC
16 You Bet Your Life NBC
17 Armstrong Circle Theater (tie) NBC
17 Big Town (tie) CBS
17 Lights Out (tie) NBC
20 The Alan Young Show CBS
 

1951-52

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
2 The Texaco Star Theater NBC
3 I Love Lucy CBS
4 The Red Skelton Show NBC
5 The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC
6 Fireside Theatre NBC
7 The Jack Benny Program CBS
8 Your Show of Shows NBC
9 You Bet Your Life NBC
10 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS
11 Mama CBS
12 Philco Television Playhouse NBC
13 Amos 'n' Andy CBS
14 Big Town CBS
15 Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts CBS
16 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports NBC
17 The Alan Young Show CBS
18 All-Star Revue (tie) NBC
18 Dragnet (tie) NBC
20 Kraft Television Theatre NBC
 

1952-53

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 I Love Lucy CBS
2 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
3 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS
4 Dragnet NBC
5 The Texaco Star Theater NBC
6 The Buick Circus Hour NBC
7 The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC
8 Gangbusters NBC
9 You Bet Your Life NBC
10 Fireside Theatre NBC
11 The Red Buttons Show CBS
12 The Jack Benny Program CBS
13 Life with Luigi CBS
14 Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts CBS
15 Goodyear Television Playhouse NBC
16 The Life of Riley NBC
17 Mama CBS
18 Your Show of Shows NBC
19 What's My Line? CBS
20 Strike It Rich CBS
 

1953-54

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 I Love Lucy CBS
2 Dragnet NBC
3 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (tie) CBS
3 You Bet Your Life (tie) NBC
5 The Bob Hope Show NBC
6 The Buick-Berle Show NBC
7 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS
8 The Ford Television Theater NBC
9 The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
10 Fireside Theatre NBC
11 The Colgate Comedy Hour (tie) NBC
11 This Is Your Life (tie) NBC
13 The Red Buttons Show CBS
14 The Life of Riley NBC
15 Our Miss Brooks CBS
16 Treasury Men in Action NBC
17 All-Star Revue (Martha Raye) NBC
18 The Jack Benny Program CBS
19 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports NBC
20 Philco Television Playhouse NBC
 

1954-55

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 I Love Lucy CBS
2 The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
3 Dragnet NBC
4 You Bet Your Life NBC
5 Toast of the Town (Ed Sullivan) CBS
6 Disneyland ABC
7 The Bob Hope Show NBC
8 The Jack Benny Program CBS
9 The Martha Raye Show NBC
10 The George Gobel Show NBC
11 The Ford Television Theater NBC
12 December Bride CBS
13 The Buick-Berle Show NBC
14 This Is Your Life NBC
15 I've Got a Secret CBS
16 Two for the Money CBS
17 Your Hit Parade NBC
18 The Millionaire CBS
19 General Electric Theater CBS
20 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
 

1955-56

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 The $64,000 Question CBS
2 I Love Lucy CBS
3 The Ed Sullivan Show CBS
4 Disneyland ABC
5 The Jack Benny Program CBS
6 December Bride CBS
7 You Bet Your Life NBC
8 Dragnet NBC
9 I've Got a Secret CBS
10 General Electric Theater CBS
11 Private Secretary (tie) CBS
11 The Ford Television Theater (tie) NBC
13 The Red Skelton Show CBS
14 The George Gobel Show NBC
15 The $64,000 Challenge CBS
16 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
17 The Lineup CBS
18 Shower of Stars CBS
19 The Perry Como Show NBC
20 The Honeymooners CBS
 

1956-57

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 I Love Lucy CBS
2 The Ed Sullivan Show CBS
3 General Electric Theater CBS
4 The $64,000 Question CBS
5 December Bride CBS
6 Alfred Hitchcock Presents CBS
7 I've Got a Secret (tie) CBS
7 Gunsmoke (tie) CBS
9 The Perry Como Show NBC
10 The Jack Benny Program CBS
11 Dragnet NBC
12 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS
13 The Millionaire (tie) CBS
13 Disneyland (tie) ABC
15 Shower of Stars CBS
16 The Lineup CBS
17 The Red Skelton Show CBS
18 You Bet Your Life NBC
19 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ABC
20 Private Secretary CBS
 

1957-58

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 Gunsmoke CBS
2 The Danny Thomas Show CBS
3 Tales of Wells Fargo NBC
4 Have Gun, Will Travel CBS
5 I've Got a Secret CBS
6 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ABC
7 General Electric Theater CBS
8 The Restless Gun NBC
9 December Bride CBS
10 You Bet Your Life NBC
11 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (tie) CBS
11 Cheyenne (tie) ABC
13 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show NBC
14 The Red Skelton Show CBS
15 Wagon Train (tie) NBC
15 Sugarfoot (tie) ABC
15 Father Knows Best (tie) CBS
18 Twenty-One NBC
19 The Ed Sullivan Show CBS
20 The Jack Benny Program CBS
 

1958-59

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 Gunsmoke CBS
2 Wagon Train NBC
3 Have Gun, Will Travel CBS
4 The Rifleman ABC
5 The Danny Thomas Show CBS
6 Maverick ABC
7 Tales of Wells Fargo NBC
8 The Real McCoys ABC
9 I've Got a Secret CBS
10 Wyatt Earp ABC
11 The Price is Right NBC
12 The Red Skelton Show CBS
13 Zane Grey Theater (tie) CBS
13 Father Knows Best (tie) CBS
15 The Texan CBS
16 Wanted: Dead or Alive (tie) CBS
16 Peter Gunn (tie) NBC
18 Cheyenne ABC
19 Perry Mason CBS
20 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show NBC
 

1959-60

RANK TITLE NETWORK
1 Gunsmoke CBS
2 Wagon Train NBC
3 Have Gun, Will Travel CBS
4 The Danny Thomas Show CBS
5 The Red Skelton Show CBS
6 Father Knows Best (tie) CBS
6 77 Sunset Strip (tie) ABC
8 The Price Is Right NBC
9 Wanted: Dead or Alive CBS
10 Perry Mason CBS
11 The Real McCoys ABC
12 The Ed Sullivan Show CBS
13 The Bing Crosby Show ABC
14 The Rifleman ABC
15 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show NBC
16 The Lawman ABC
17 Dennis the Menace CBS
18 Cheyenne ABC
19 Rawhide CBS
20 Maverick ABC

 

1950's TV  Color TV Was Really New | Our TV Shows Were In Black and White
1950's Television Engraved Memories For A Lifetime | Popularity Charts For TV
Television Of The 50's