Top-rated United States television programs of 1959–60

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This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1959–60 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research. [1]

RankProgramNetworkRating
1 Gunsmoke CBS 40.3
2 Wagon Train NBC 38.4
3 Have Gun – Will Travel CBS34.7
4 The Danny Thomas Show 31.1
5 The Red Skelton Show 30.8
6 Father Knows Best 29.7
77 Sunset Strip ABC
8 The Price Is Right NBC29.2
9 Wanted: Dead or Alive CBS28.7
10 Perry Mason 28.3
11 The Real McCoys ABC28.2
12 The Ed Sullivan Show CBS28.0
13 The Rifleman ABC27.5
14 The Ford Show NBC27.4
15 The Lawman ABC26.2
16 Dennis the Menace CBS26.0
17 Cheyenne ABC25.9
18 Rawhide CBS25.8
19 Maverick ABC25.2
20 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 25.0
21 Mr. Lucky CBS24.4
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24 The Ann Sothern Show 24.2
25 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 24.1
26 You Bet Your Life NBC24.0
27 What's My Line? CBS23.9
28 I've Got a Secret 23.5
29The Perry Como ShowNBC23.1
Lassie CBS

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. 1682. ISBN   978-0-345-49773-4.