Show Business: The Busy Air

¶Westerns are rustling more TViewers than ever, reported the Nielsen rating service. Latest western reading: four of the top five nighttime shows, eleven of the top 20. The roundup: Gunsmoke (37-7), Wagon Train (32.4), Danny Thomas (32.1), Have Gun, Will Travel (30.8), Wells Fargo (30.2), Desilu Playhouse (30.1), I've Got a Secret (29.5), Wyatt Earp (29.2), Ann Sothern Show (28.7), Cheyenne (28.2), Peter Gunn (27.8), Real McCoys (27.5), Rifleman (27.5), The Price Is Right (27.4), Want-ed-Dead or Alive (27.3), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (27.1), Father Knows Best (27.0), General Electric Theatre (26.6), Texan (26.4), Maverick (26.3). Of the top 20, CBS has...

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