The 1948-1949 television season is the third network season in the United States television history. It began on Sunday, August 29, 1948 and ended on Saturday, March 26, 1949. The effective start date of the 1948-49 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 1, 1948 through August 31, 1949.
Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1948-49 television season.
Ranking of the highest recorded rating achieved by programs in the Persons 2+ demographic, at any point in time, during the span of the 1948-49 network television season.
|1||Milton Berle Show||NBC||80.7||33.4|
|2||Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts||CBS||73.0||55.2|
|4||Arthur Godfrey & His Friends||CBS||60.0||29.0|
|5||Ed Sullivan Show||CBS||56.4||37.1|
|6||Ford Television Theatre||CBS||55.6||55.6|
|7||Admiral Broadway Revue||DuMont||51.7||38.1|
|7||Admiral Broadway Revue||NBC||51.7||38.1|
|9||Who Said That?||NBC||48.6||48.6|
|10||Gillette Cavalcade of Sports||NBC||48.1||48.1|
|11||We, the People||CBS||47.8||32.2|
|13||Philco Television Playhouse||NBC||43.8||36.9|
|14||Kraft TV Theatre||NBC||42.4||23.7|
|16||Fred Waring Show||CBS||42.1||42.1|
|19||Stop the Music||ABC||40.1||32.9|
|20||Original Amateur Hour||DuMont||37.5||31.9|