• Last Night of the Proms (BBC, 13 September). Popular classical music
concert, televised annually hereafter.
• Howdy Doody Show (NBC, from 27 December). One-hour children's show, aka Puppet Playhouse.
It runs for 2,543 episodes from NBC studio 3-K at Rockefeller Plaza until 30
September 1960. It quickly becomes a lucrative merchandising franchise.
• Kraft Television Theatre (NBC, from 7 May). Series of one-off one-hour dramas at 19:30 on Wednesdays, the first to be regularly scheduled on US network television. In January 1948 it moves to 21:00 on Wednesdays and continues through 650 episodes until 1 October 1958
• Kukla, Fran & Ollie (locally in Chicago, from 13 October). Children's.
• Meet the Press (NBC, from 20 November). Current affairs (still running in 2008).
• News from Washington (DuMont network, from 16 June). First regular network news.
• How Does Your Garden Grow (BBC Home Service, from 9 April). Audience questions on location. Later called Gardener's Question Time and still running in 2009.
• Much Binding in the Marsh (BBC Light Programme, from 2 January). Comedy, starring Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch .
• Twenty Questions (BBC, from 28 February). Panel game adopting an American format of 1946.
• Round Britain Quiz (BBC, from 2 November). Quiz (still running in 2010).
• The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. Crime thriller.
• Candid Microphone (Allen Funt for ABC). Practical jokes. It transfers to television a year later as Candid Camera.
• Family Theatre (Mutual, from 13 February). Single dramas.
• You Bet Your Life (ABC, from 27 October). Quiz, compered by Groucho Marx.