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Top-rated United States television programs of 1956–57

This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1956-57 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

Rank Program Network Rating
1 I Love Lucy CBS 43.7
2 The Ed Sullivan Show 38.4
3 General Electric Theater 36.9
4 The $64,000 Question 36.4
5 December Bride 35.2
6 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 33.9
7 I've Got a Secret 32.7
Gunsmoke
9 The Perry Como Show NBC 32.6
10 The Jack Benny Show CBS 32.3
11 Dragnet NBC 32.1
12 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS 31.9
13 The Millionaire 31.8
Disneyland ABC
15 The Red Skelton Show CBS 31.4
The Lineup
17 You Bet Your Life NBC 31.1
18 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ABC 31.0
19 The Ford Show NBC 30.7
20 The Adventures of Robin Hood CBS 30.3
21 People Are Funny NBC 30.2
22 The $64,000 Challenge CBS 29.7
The Phil Silvers Show
24 Lassie 29.5
25 Private Secretary 29.0
26 Climax! 28.9
What's My Line?
28 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 27.8
29 The Jackie Gleason Show 27.6
30 Name That Tune 27.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1681. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.