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1946-1947 Television Season

The 1946-1947 television season is the first network season in the United States television history. It began on Sunday, June 9, 1946 and ended on Saturday, March 29, 1947. The effective start date of the 1946-47 season for the purposes of audience measurement was June 9, 1946 through October 4, 1947.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1946-47 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households44,000
Persons 2+161,480

Events

1946

June

  1. Lights Out premieres on NBC.

November

  1. Gillette Cavalcade of Sports premieres on NBC.

1947

March

  1. Small Fry Club premieres on DuMont.

May

  1. Kraft TV Theatre premieres on NBC.

July

  1. Major League Baseball on CBS premieres on CBS.
  2. Major League Baseball on NBC premieres on NBC.

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