1951–52 United States network television schedule (weekday)

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Following are the programs on the 1951–1952 United States network television weekday schedule, listing daytime Monday–Friday schedules on three networks for each calendar season beginning September 1951. All times are Eastern and Pacific. This page is missing info on the DuMont Television Network, which started daytime transmission before any other United States television network.

Talk shows are highlighted in yellow, local programming is white, reruns of prime-time programming are orange, game shows are pink, soap operas are chartreuse, news programs are gold and all others are light blue. New series are highlighted in bold.

Fall 1951[edit]

  10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am noon 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
ABC local programming The Dennis James Show The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show 1:00 pm: Gayelord Hauser Show (from 10/31) (W F)

1:15 pm: local programming

local programming
CBS Two Sleepy People (until 10/26) local programming Strike It Rich 12:00 Noon: The Egg and I

12:15 pm: Love of Life

12:30 pm: Search for Tomorrow

12:45 pm: The Steve Allen Show (talk show)

The Garry Moore Show 2:30 pm: The First 100 Years

2:45 pm: Vanity Fair (to 3,15 pm MWF, until 11/2) / Bride and Groom (Tu Th) 3:00 pm: Vanity Fair (Tu Th, until 11/2) / Mike and Buff (variety) 3:15 pm: Bride and Groom (Tu Th) (until 11/1)

Meet Your Cover Girl (Th; until 11/1) / All Around the Town (MWF) / The Mel Torme Show (from 11/5) Homemaker's Exchange The Mel Torme Show (until 10/26) local programming 5:30 pm: The Whistling Wizard

5:45 pm: local programming

NBC local programming Ruth Lyons 50 Club local programming 3:00 Miss Susan

3:15 Vacation Wonderland (to 10/14) / Here's Looking at You

Bert Parks Show (MWF) / Bill Goodwin Show (Tu Th) Kate Smith Hour 5:00 pm: Hawkins Falls

5:15 pm: The Gabby Hayes Show

Howdy Doody
DMN ?

Winter 1951/1952[edit]

  7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am noon 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
ABC local programming The Dennis James Show / The Paul Dixon Show (MWF, from 2/23) The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show 1:00 pm: Gayelord Hauser Show (W F)

1:15 pm: local programming

local programming
CBS local programming 9:30 am: local programming

9:45 am: Morning News (to 10:30 am F)

10:00 am Arthur Godfrey Time

10:45 am: Al Pearce Show

Strike It Rich 12:00 Noon: The Egg and I

12:15 pm: Love of Life

12:30 pm: Search for Tomorrow

12:45 pm: The Steve Allen Show (talk show -to 2/22)

The Garry Moore Show 2:30 pm: The First 100 Years

2:45 pm: Bride and Groom (until 2/1) 3:00 pm: Mike and Buff (variety, from 2/4 from 2:45 pm)

Bert Parks Show / The Mel Torme Show (Tu Th) Homemaker's Exchange (to 1/25) local programming
NBC The Today Show local programming Breakfast Party It's in the Bag[disambiguation needed] (to 2/15) / Winner Take All (from 2/27) Kovacs on the Corner 11:30 am: Dave & Charlie

11:45 am: Richard Harkness News Review

Ruth Lyons 50 Club The Bunch / It's a Problem (from 2/25) local programming The Big Payoff The Ralph Edwards Show (MWF) / Bill Goodwin Show (Tu Th) The Kate Smith Hour 5:00 pm: Hawkins Falls

5:15 pm: The Gabby Hayes Show

Howdy Doody
DMN ?

Spring 1952[edit]

  7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am noon 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
ABC local programming The Paul Dixon Show (to 5/3) 1:00 pm: Gayelord Hauser Show (W F, to 4/25)

1:15 pm: local programming

local programming
CBS local programming 9:30 am: local programming

9:45 am: Morning News (to 10:30 am F)

Arthur Godfrey Time Bride and Groom (11:15 am from 5/26)/ Your Surprise Store (from 5/12, only F until 5/23) Strike It Rich 12:00 Noon: The Egg and I

12:15 pm: Love of Life

12:30 pm: Search for Tomorrow

12:45 pm: The First 100 Years

local programming The Garry Moore Show 2:30 pm: Bride and Groom

2:45 pm: Mike and Buff (variety, from 2/4 from 2:45 pm)

Bert Parks Show / The Mel Torme Show (Tu Th) local programming
NBC The Today Show local programming Breakfast Party (until 5/23) Winner Take All (to 4/25) local programming It's a Problem Ruth Lyons 50 Club local programming The Big Payoff The Ralph Edwards Show (MWF) / The Johnny Dugan Show (from 5/19) The Kate Smith Hour 5:00 pm: Hawkins Falls

5:15 pm: The Gabby Hayes Show

Howdy Doody
DMN ?

Summer 1952[edit]

  7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am noon 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
ABC local programming
CBS local programming 9:30 am: local programming

9:45 am: Morning News (to 10:30 am F)

10:00 am: Arthur Godfrey Time (M-Th)

10:45 am: Al Pearce Show (M-Th, 10:30 am F) 11:15 am: Bride and Groom (M-Th, 11:00 am F)

Strike It Rich 12:00 Noon: The Egg and I (to 8/1)

12:15 pm: Love of Life

12:30 pm: Search for Tomorrow

12:45 pm: The Guiding Light

local programming The Garry Moore Show 2:30 pm: Bride and Groom

2:45 pm: Mike and Buff (variety, from 2/4 from 2:45)

Summer School (MWF) / The Mel Torme Show (Tu Th) local programming
NBC The Today Show local programming It's a Problem Ruth Lyons 50 Club local programming The Big Payoff The Johnny Dugan Show Matinee in New York 5:00 pm: Hawkins Falls

5:15 pm: The Gabby Hayes Show

Howdy Doody
DMN ?

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