Radio: Clean Sweep

For the first time since A. C. Nielsen Co. began publishing comparative popularity ratings of radio programs (January 1941), a single network—CBS Radio—walked off with the top ten spots for both weekly evening shows and daily daytime programs. The nighttime list:

1) Jack Benny

2) Amos 'n' Andy

3) Charlie McCarthy Show

4) Our Miss Brooks

5) Lux Radio Theater

6) People Are Funny

7) My Little Margie

8) Arthur Godfrey and His Talent Scouts

9) Suspense

10) Gene Autry Show

The top daytime programs:

1) Romance of Helen Trent

2) Arthur Godfrey Time (Nabisco)

3) Our Gal Sunday

4) Godfrey (Liggett & Myers)

5) Godfrey (Toni)

6) Aunt Jenny

7) Godfrey (Frigidaire)

8) Guiding Light

9) Godfrey (Pillsbury)

10)...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!