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25 March: Lux, radio thumper

Barbara Stanwyck, a frequent Lux Radio Theater performer. (Photo: CBS.)

Barbara Stanwyck, a frequent Lux Radio Theater performer. (Photo: CBS.)

No radio show in 1939-40 dominates its night the way Lux Radio Theater does. By the time the CBS anthology dramatising film classics for radio finishes the season, its 23.7 Hooper rating will provide the show the largest margin between itself and the night’s second place finisher—in this season’s case, Lowell Thomas’s popular news/commentaries (NBC Blue; 14.5)—with 9.2 points separating the two shows.

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