Nielsen TV Ratings – August 1958

Top TV Shows From August 1958


Let’s go back in time. It’s easy to get TV Guide listings from any given year. For me, the most popular TV shows from a moment in time are even better. Let’s go back to August of 1958. Television was now the centerpiece of entertainment for those at home – and the industry was growing  by leaps and bounds. The big tech trend in television was the emerging videotape business.

More interesting – look at the ratings: Gunsmoke on top with a 42.

Not only will you see Nielsen results, but, back then, Arbitron and Trendex were in the TV ratings business.

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1958 - TV ratings - september 15


Gary West