Top-rated United States television programs of 1958–59

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This table displays the top-rated primetime television series of the 1958-59 season as measured by Nielsen Media Research.[1]

Rank Program Network Rating
1 Gunsmoke CBS 39.6
2 Wagon Train NBC 36.1
3 Have Gun – Will Travel CBS 34.3
4 The Rifleman ABC 33.1
5 The Danny Thomas Show CBS 32.8
6 Maverick ABC 30.4
7 Tales of Wells Fargo NBC 30.2
8 The Real McCoys ABC 30.1
9 I've Got a Secret CBS 29.8
10 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ABC 29.1
11 The Price Is Right NBC 28.6
12 The Red Skelton Show CBS 28.5
13 Zane Grey Theater 28.3
Father Knows Best
15 The Texan 28.2
16 Wanted: Dead or Alive 28.0
Peter Gunn NBC
18 Cheyenne ABC 27.9
19 Perry Mason CBS 27.5
20 The Ford Show NBC 27.2
21 Sugarfoot ABC 27.0
The Ann Sothern Show CBS
The Perry Como Show NBC
24 Alfred Hitchcock Presents CBS 26.8
25 Name That Tune 26.7
General Electric Theater
27 The Lawman ABC 26.0
28 Rawhide CBS 25.9
29 This Is Your Life NBC 25.8
30 The Millionaire CBS 25.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1682. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.