Although facing some criticism, "Beverly Hillbillies" shot to number one in the Nielsen ratings shortly after the premiere and remained high for most of its run.

  1. Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
  2. Candid Camera (CBS)
  3. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
  4. Bonanza (NBC)
  5. The Lucy Show (CBS)
  6. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
  7. Ben Casey (ABC)
  8. The Danny Thomas Show (CBS)
  9. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
  10. Gunsmoke (CBS)