TV Days 1953

TV Days 1953

In 1953, the most popular shows on TV would include “Dragnet” (NBC, Thursday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” (CBS, Monday 8:30-9:00 PM), “You Bet Your Life” (NBC, Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM), “The Milton Berle Show” (NBC, Tuesday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Arthur Godfrey & His Friends” (CBS, Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Ford Theater” (NBC, Thursday 9:30-10:00 PM), “The Jackie Gleason Show” (CBS, Saturday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Fireside Theatre” (NBC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Colgate Comedy Hour” (NBC, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM), “This Is Your Life” (NBC, Wednesday 10:00-10:30 PM), “The Red Buttons Show” (CBS, Monday 9:30-10:00 PM), “The Life Of Riley” (NBC show featuring William Bendix as Chester Riley, Friday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Our Miss Brooks” (CBS, Friday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Treasury Men In Action” (NBC, Thursday 8:30-9:00 PM), “The Jack Benny Show” (CBS, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “The Toast Of The Town” (CBS show that was the forerunner to “The Ed Sullivan Show”, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports” (NBC, Friday 10:00-10:45 PM), “Philco TV Playhouse” (NBC, Sunday 9:00-10:00 PM), “George Burns & Gracie Allen Show” (CBS, Monday 8:00-8:30 PM), “Kraft Television Theatre” (NBC, Wednesday 9:00-10:00 PM), “Goodyear TV Playhouse” (NBC, Sunday 9:00-10:00 PM), “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts” (CBS, Wednesday 10:00-10:45 PM), “Private Secretary” (CBS, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “I Married Joan” (NBC, Wednesday 8:00-8:30 PM) and “I Remember Mama” (CBS, Friday 8:00-8:30 PM). Other TV shows this year would include “Sky King” (ABC, Monday 8:00-8:30 PM), “Mr. Peepers (NBC, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “Name That Tune” (NBC, Monday 8:00-8:30 PM), “Romper Room”(look out, Miss Nancy can see you with her magic mirror), “Make Room For Daddy”(ABC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 PM) and “The Lone Ranger”(ABC, Thursday 7:30-8:00PM). The most popular show on TV was still “I Love Lucy” (CBS, Monday 9:00-9:30 PM). 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ann Sothern would star in “Private Secretary” in 1953

Jack Webb would star in “Dragnet”

“The Jack Benny Show” would be a top rated show in 1953.

1953-William Bendix and Marjorie Reynolds star in “Life Of Riley”

This year would see the beginning of TV Guide, Below are some of the early TV Guide covers.

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