Top-rated United States television programs of 1956–57

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

RankProgramNetworkRating
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
9The Perry Como Show NBC 32.6
10 The Jack Benny Show CBS32.3
11 Dragnet NBC32.1
12 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS31.9
13 The Millionaire 31.8
Disneyland ABC
15 The Red Skelton Show CBS31.4
The Lineup
17 You Bet Your Life NBC31.1
18 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ABC31.0
19 The Ford Show NBC30.7
20 The Adventures of Robin Hood CBS30.3
21 People Are Funny NBC30.2
22 The $64,000 Challenge CBS29.7
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

References

  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.