Radio: New Leaders

The most popular TV shows, according to last week's Nielsen report: 1) Jackie Gleason (CBS), 2) Toast of the Town (CBS), 3) I Love Lucy (CBS), 4) Milton Berle (NBC), 5) Dragnet (NBC), 6) Disneyland (ABC), 7) Martha Raye (NBC), 8) Max Liebman Presents (NBC), 9) Groucho Marx (NBC), 10) Jack Benny (CBS).

Only five of this season's leaders survive from the Top Ten of a year ago.

Fireside Theater (NBC), which stood at No. 7 in December 1953, has dropped to thirteenth. The other four falterers (Bob Hope, Colgate Comedy Hour, Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Godfrey and His Friends} have plummeted further—they are...

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