The Quiz Show Scandals led to the cancellation of most network game shows, as sponsors to pulled out and audiences turned away. ABC News took the place of John Daly and the News, which moved to 10:30. Dragnet comes to a (temporary) end after 8 seasons. Gracie Allen retired and George Burns went to NBC for a season. Leave It to Beaver moved from CBS to ABC.
|ABC||You Asked For It||Maverick||Lawman||Colt .45||Encounter||. . .|
|CBS||Lassie||The Jack Benny Program / Bachelor Father||The Ed Sullivan Show||General Electric Theater||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||The $64,000 Challenge||What’s My Line?|
|NBC||Saber of London||Northwest Passage||The Steve Allen Show||The Dinah Shore Chevy Show||The Loretta Young Show||. . .|
|ABC||Polka-Go-Round||Bold Journey||The Voice of Firestone||Anybody Can Play||This Is Music||John Daly and the News
|CBS||Name That Tune||The Texan||Father Knows Best||The Danny Thomas Show||The Ann Sothern Show||Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse|
|NBC||Tic Tac Dough||The Restless Gun||Tales of Wells Fargo||Peter Gunn||Alcoa Theatre / Goodyear Television Playhouse||The Arthur Murray Party||. . .|
|ABC||Cheyenne / Sugarfoot / Bronco||The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||The Rifleman||Naked City||Confession||John Daly and the News
|CBS||Stars in Action (reruns)||Keep Talking||To Tell the Truth||The Arthur Godfrey Show||The Red Skelton Show||The Garry Moore Show|
|NBC||Dragnet||The George Gobel Show / The Eddie Fisher Show||The George Burns Show||The Bob Cummings Show||The Californians||. . .|
|ABC||Lawrence Welk’s Plymouth Show||Ozzie and Harriet||The Donna Reed Show||The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show||The Wednesday Night Fights|
|CBS||Twilight Theater (reruns)||Pursuit||The Millionaire||I’ve Got a Secret||Armstrong Circle Theatre / The United States Steel Hour|
|NBC||Wagon Train||The Price Is Right||Milton Berle starring in the Kraft Music Hall||Bat Masterson||This Is Your Life||. . .|
|ABC||Leave It to Beaver||Zorro||The Real McCoys||The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom||The Rough Riders||Traffic Court||John Daly and the News
|CBS||I Love Lucy (reruns)||December Bride||Yancy Derringer||Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater||Playhouse 90|
|NBC||Jefferson Drum||The Ed Wynn Show||Twenty One||Behind Closed Doors||The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford||You Bet Your Life||Masquerade Party|
|ABC||The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin||Walt Disney Presents||Man with a Camera||77 Sunset Strip||John Daly and the News
|CBS||Your Hit Parade||Trackdown||The Jackie Gleason Show||The Phil Silvers Show||Schlitz Playhouse / Lux Playhouse||The Lineup||Person to Person|
|NBC||Buckskin||The Adventures of Ellery Queen||M Squad||The Thin Man||Gillette Cavalcade of Sports
10:45 Fight Beat
|ABC||The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show||Jubilee U.S.A.||Lawrence Welk’s Dodge Dancing Party||Sammy Kaye’s Music from Manhattan||. . .|
|CBS||Perry Mason||Wanted: Dead or Alive||The Gale Storm Show||Have Gun, Will Travel||Gunsmoke||. . .|
|NBC||People Are Funny||The Perry Como Show||Steve Canyon||Cimarron City||Brains and Brawn|
ABC: Encounters lasted only five episodes. Black Saddle debuted on January 10, 1959, and ran at 10:30 on Fridays. Confession ended on January 13, 1959 and was replaced by Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. Tombstone Territory returned on March 13 to replace Man with a Camera, which would return for a second, final season on October 19, 1959.
CBS: The Westinghouse Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show (The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour) ran monthly at 10pm on Mondays. Your Hit Parade moved from NBC. The Jackie Gleason Show came back after a hiatus from June 1957-October 1958, only to be canceled in January 1959 (but revived in 1962). Rawhide took the 8-9pm Friday slot in January.
NBC: Saturday Night News continued to air at 7pm-7:30.
Concentration debuts on August 25, 1958 and would run until 1978.
The NTA Film Network provided several programs to its 100+ affiliates, including Fox movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Man Without a Gun, Danger Is My Business, Open End, TV Hour of Stars, The Big Night, Divorce Court, William Tell, This Is Alice, Mantovani, The Best of Bishop Sheen and Juke Box Jury.