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1951-1952 Television Season

The 1951-1952 television season is the sixth network season in the United States television history. It began on Sunday, September 2, 1951 and ended on Saturday, March 29, 1952. The effective start date of the 1951-52 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 2, 1951 through September 14, 1952.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 1951-52 television season.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households15,300,000
Persons 2+51,561,000

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 1951-52 network television season.

Events

1951

September

  1. Red Skelton Show premieres on NBC.

October

  1. Goodyear TV Playhouse premieres on NBC.
  2. I Love Lucy premieres on CBS.

November

  1. President Truman premieres on CBS.
  2. President Truman premieres on NBC.

December

  1. Dragnet premieres on NBC.

1952

January

  1. Rose Bowl Football Game premieres on NBC.
  2. My Friend Irma premieres on CBS.
  3. Today Show premieres on NBC.

March

  1. Gangbusters premieres on NBC.

June

  1. My Little Margie premieres on CBS.

July

  1. The Hunter premieres on CBS.
  2. Republican National Convention premieres on ABC.
  3. Republican National Convention premieres on CBS.
  4. Republican National Convention premieres on NBC.

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