Top shows for the first two weeks of July 1957:
- "The Ed Sullivan Show"
- "The $64,000 Question"
- "I’ve Got a Secret"
- "Playhouse 90"
- "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (reruns)
- "The Lineup" (reruns)
- "20th Century-Fox Hour"
- "What’s My Line"
The All-Star baseball game (American League 6, National League 5 ) was the top-rated show for the period, with 12,896,000 TV sets tuned in, The Times said.
TV writer Cecil Smith noted that only one NBC program–the game show
"Twenty-One"–was in the top 10. He attributed the poor showing to the fact that the network had recently announced
55% of its fall shows would be new, including programs starring
Eddie Fisher, George Gobel, Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney, Jane Wyman and
Gisele MacKenzie, plus "The Court of Last Resort" based on a series by Erle
Stanley Gardner, a sitcom starring Joan Caulfield titled "Sally" and
three unidentified westerns.
About "Twenty-One." In early 1957, the shows featured a bright fellow named Charles Van Doren. Maybe you’ve heard of him.
The Lineup was a rerun of San Francisco Beat with Warner Olsen and Tom Tully just as Badge 714 was a rerun of Dragnet. Same idea.