Growing Up with TV in the Rock Era

1954
STARTUPS WINNING YOUTH FAVOR TOP 6*
"Davy Crockett" 1. "I Love Lucy"
"Disneyland" 2. "Dragnet"
"Father Knows Best"
"George Gobel"
3. Arthur Godfrey's "Talent
Scouts"
"Lassie" 4. "You Bet Your Life"
"Rin-Tin-Tin" 5. The Chevy Show (Bob Hope)
6. "Milton Berle"

Korean war death toll topped by killings in TV drama this year... First commercial color television sets marketed... Army-McCarthy hearings biggest television show during five-week run... NBC and CBS each telecast over 22 hours of color a week...


1955
STARTUPS WINNING YOUTH FAVOR TOP 6*
"Captain Kangaroo" 1. "I Love Lucy"
"Cheyenne" 2. "Jackie Gleason"
"Gunsmoke" 3. "Dragnet"
"Mickey Mouse Club" 4. "You Bet Your Life"
"Sergeant Bilko" 5. "Ed Sullivan"
"$64,000 Question" 6. "Disneyland"
"Wyatt Earp"
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

*Top-rated half dozen (season beginning September of previous year, to April of current year).

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