Top-rated United States television programs of 1953–54

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This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1953–54 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research. [1]

1 I Love Lucy CBS 58.8
2 Dragnet NBC 53.2
3 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS43.6
You Bet Your Life NBC
5 The Milton Berle Show 40.2
6 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS38.9
7 Ford Theatre NBC38.8
8 The Jackie Gleason Show CBS38.1
9 Fireside Theatre NBC36.4
10 The Colgate Comedy Hour 36.2
This Is Your Life
12 The Red Buttons Show CBS35.3
13 The Life of Riley NBC35.0
14 Our Miss Brooks CBS34.2
15 Treasury Men in Action NBC33.9
16 The Jack Benny Show CBS33.3
17 The Toast of the Town 33.0
18 Gillette Cavalcade of Sports NBC32.7
19 Philco TV Playhouse 32.5
20 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS32.4
21 Kraft Television Theatre NBC31.3
22 Goodyear TV Playhouse 31.0
23 Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts CBS30.9
24 Private Secretary 30.3
25 I Married Joan NBC30.2
Mama CBS
27 General Electric Theater 29.9
28 What's My Line? 29.6
29 The Big Story NBC29.5
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  1. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1680. ISBN   978-0-345-49773-4.