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1950-1951 Television Season

The 1950-1951 television season is the fifth network season in the United States television history. It began on Sunday, September 3, 1950 and ended on Saturday, March 31, 1951. The effective start date of the 1950-51 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 3, 1950 through September 1, 1951.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1950-51 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households10,200,000
Persons 2+34,374,000

Highest-Rated Programs

Ranking of the highest recorded rating achieved by programs in the Persons 2+ demographic, at any point in time, during the span of the 1950-51 network television season.

Events

1950

September

  1. Colgate Comedy Hour premieres on NBC.
  2. Danger premieres on CBS.

October

  1. Celebrity Time premieres on CBS.
  2. Four Star Revue premieres on NBC.
  3. Big Town premieres on CBS.
  4. Groucho Show premieres on NBC.
  5. Your Hit Parade premieres on NBC.
  6. Jack Benny Program premieres on CBS.

1951

February

  1. General Eisenhower premieres on CBS.
  2. General Eisenhower premieres on NBC.

March

  1. America Applauds: An Evening for Richard Rodgers premieres on NBC.

April

  1. Somerset Maugham TV Theatre premieres on NBC.

June

  1. Racket Squad premieres on CBS.
  2. Amos 'n' Andy premieres on CBS.

July

  1. Schlitz Film Firsts premieres on CBS.
  2. Assignment: Manhunt premieres on NBC.

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