Secrets Of TV’s The Rifleman: More Than Just Guns And Good Times

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When the show aired its first season in 1958-1959 it was ranked the 4th most popular show on television. An incredible 14,547,450 viewers watched The Rifleman while there were 43,950,000 households with a television set in America at the time.

Viewership steadily dropped off over the following four seasons, with the show eventually dropping out of the top 30 in 1962-1963. It still remains quite popular in fans’ hearts today, however.