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1953 - 1954 TV Show Ratings

RANK SHOW NETWORK

ESTIMATED AUDIENCE

1. I Love Lucy

CBS

15,288,000

2. Dragnet NBC 13,832,000
3. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS 11,336,000
4. You Bet Your Life NBC 11,336,000
5. The Milton Berle Show NBC 10,452,000

6.

Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS 10,114,000

7.

Ford Theatre NBC 10,088,000

8.

The Jackie Gleason Show CBS 9,906,000

9.

Fireside Theatre NBC 9,464,000

10.

The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC 9,412,000

11.

This Is Your Life NBC 9,412,000

12.

The Red Buttons Show CBS 9,178,000
13. The Life of Riley NBC 9,100,000
14. Our Miss Brooks CBS 8,892,000
15. Treasury Men in Action NBC 8,814,000
16. The Jack Benny Show CBS 8,658,000
17. The Toast of the Town CBS 8,580,000
18. Gilette Cavalcade of Sports NBC 8,502,000
19. Philco TV Playhouse NBC 8,450,000

20.

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS 8,424,000

21.

Kraft Television Theatre NBC 8,138,000

22.

Goodyear TV Playhouse NBC 8,060,000

23.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts CBS 8,034,000

24.

Private Secretary CBS 7,878,000

25.

I Married Joan NBC 7,852,000

26.

Mama CBS 7,852,000

27.

General Electric Theatre NBC 7,774,000

28.

What's My Line CBS 7,696,000

29.

The Big Story NBC 7,670,000

30.

Your Hit Parade NBC 7,670,000

Households with TV: 26,000,000