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Soaps ratings are based on the yearly average.
Total Viewers are rounded and/or estimated

1951-1952

Households
1. Search For Tomorrow
2. Love of Life
3. Hawkins Falls
4. The Guiding Light

1952-1953
153,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. Search for Tomorrow 2.5 million
2. Love Of Life 2.3 million
3. Hawkins Falls 2.1 million
4. The Guiding Light 1.7 million

Households
1. Search for Tomorrow 16.1
2. Love Of Life 15.1
3. Hawkins Falls 13.7
4. The Guiding Light 11.3

1953-1954
204,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. Search for Tomorrow 3.2 million
2. The Guiding Light 2.9 million
3. Love Of Life 2.8 million
4. Valiant Lady 2.1 million

Households
1. Search for Tomorrow 15.8
2. The Guiding Light 14.4
3. Love Of Life 14.0
4. Valiant Lady 10.2
5. The Brighter Day 7.0
5. The Secret Storm 7.0

1954-1955
260,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. Search for Tomorrow 4.0 million
2. The Guiding Light 3.8 million
3. Love of Life 3.4 million
4. Valiant Lady 2.7 million
5. The Secret Storm 2.2 million
5. The Brighter Day 2.2 million

Households
1. Search for Tomorrow 15.2
2. The Guiding Light 14.6
3. Love of Life 13.1
4. Valiant Lady 10.5
5. The Secret Storm 8.5
6. The Brighter Day 8.4

1955-1956
307,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. Search for Tomorrow 4.0 million
2. The Guiding Light 3.9 million
3. Love Of Life 3.3 million
4. The Brighter Day 3.2 million
5. The Secret Storm 3.1 million
6. Valiant Lady 2.8 million

Households
1. Search for Tomorrow 13.1
2. The Guiding Light 13.0
3. Love Of Life 10.9
4. The Brighter Day 10.5
5. The Secret Storm 10.2
6. Valiant Lady 9.2
7. The Edge of Night 8.7
8. As The World Turns 8.5

1956-1957
349,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. The Guiding Light 4.0 million
2. Search for Tomorrow 3.8 million
3. The Brighter Day 3.7 million
4. The Secret Storm 3.5 million
5. The Edge Of Night 3.4 million
6. Love Of Life 3.2 million
7. As The World Turns 2.9 million

Households
1. The Guiding Light 11.4
2. Search for Tomorrow 11.0
3. The Brighter Day 10.5
4. The Secret Storm 10.0
5. The Edge Of Night 9.7
6. Love Of Life 9.1
7. As The World Turns 8.4

1957-1958
389,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. The Guiding Light 3.9 million
2. Search for Tomorrow 3.8 million
2. The Secret Storm 3.8 million
2. The Edge Of Night 3.8 million
5. The Brighter Day 3.6 million
6. As The World Turns 3.3 million

Households
1. The Guiding Light 10.1
2. Search for Tomorrow 9.8
2. The Secret Storm 9.8
4. The Edge Of Night 9.7
5. The Brighter Day 9.3
6. As The World Turns 8.4
7. Love of Life 8.2

1958-1959
419,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. As The World Turns 4.1 million
1. Search for Tomorrow 4.1 million
3. The Guiding Light 4.0 million
4. The Secret Storm 3.6 million
4. The Edge Of Night 3.6 million
6 .The Brighter Day 3.4 million

Households
1. As The World Turns 9.8
1. Search for Tomorrow 9.8
3. The Guiding Light 9.7
4. The Secret Storm 8.6
4. The Edge Of Night 8.6
6. The Brighter Day 8.2
7. Love of Life 8.0
8. Young Dr. Malone 7.4

1959-1960
440,000 viewers per rating point (1.0)

Total Viewers
1. As The World Turns 4.4 million
2. The Guiding Light 4.2 million
2. Search for Tomorrow 4.2 million
2. The Edge Of Night 4.2 million
5. The Secret Storm 3.9 million
6. The Brighter Day 3.6 million

Households
1. As The World Turns 9.9
2. The Guiding Light 9.6
3. Search for Tomorrow 9.5
3. The Edge Of Night 9.5
5. The Secret Storm 8.9
6. The Brighter Day 8.2
7. Love of Life 8.0
8. Young Dr. Malone 7.0

1950's Top 3 Shows

1. Search For Tomorrow
2. The Guiding Light
3. Love of Life
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