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The 1947–48 United States network television schedule was nominally from September of 1947 to the spring of 1948, but scheduling ideas were still being worked out and did not follow modern standards.

Only NBC and DuMont had networks, and coaxial cable connections were only available for a few cities on the East Coast. Most other parts of the United States created local shows or broadcast film programs.

Although only slightly more than a dozen television stations were in operation at the end of 1947, about 30 more stations began broadcasting during 1948.

New fall series are highlighted in bold. However, as network programming was still in its infancy and in a state of flux, all the new fall series below for this season began in November and December. A midseason replacement, DuMont's The Original Amateur Hour, was the most popular series of the 1947–1948 television season.[1]


Sunday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local Television Playhouse / Various Specials Local
DMN Local

Monday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local 8:00 Local / 8:10 Americana / 8:40 Local 9:00 The Esso Newsreel / 9:10 Boxing from St. Nicholas Arena
DMN Small Fry Club Doorway to Fame Local

Tuesday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local
DMN Small Fry Club Local Western Movie 9:00 Mary Kay and Johnny / 9:15 Local Local

Wednesday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local Kraft Television Theatre 8:30 In the Kelvinator Kitchen / 8:45 Local Court of Current Issues Local
DMN Small Fry Club Local

Thursday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local 7:30 Local / 7:50 The Esso Newsreel Meet the Press Musical Merry-Go-Round 9:00 You Are an Artist / 9:15 Local Juvenile Jury Local
DMN Small Fry Club Birthday Party Local Charade Quiz Local

Friday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local 8:00 Campus Hoopla / 8:20 The World in Your Home Local Boxing from Madison Square Garden
DMN Small Fry Club Local

Saturday Edit

PM 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
NBC Local
DMN Local

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jajkowski, S. (2001). Chicago Television: And Then There Was… DuMont. Retrieved on September 25, 2009.
  • Bergmann, Ted; Skutch, Ira (2002). The DuMont Television Network: What Happened?. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-4270-X.
  • Castleman, H. & Podrazik, W. (1982). Watching TV: Four Decades of American Television. New York: McGraw-Hill. 314 pp.

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