Talk About Variety! 20 Amazing Facts About The Ed Sullivan Show

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Throughout the mid 20th century, “The Ed Sullivan Show” was one of the most popular programs on TV. It was loved by fans and its consistently high ratings and success allowed it to appear every Sunday night in a prime-time spot. The show has been off the air for decades, so let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at some great things about the show, some of which you may not have known.

The Show Was Originally Titled “Toast of the Town”

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The show debuted in 1948 and its official title for the first few years on the air was “Toast of the Town.” However, soon people had realized Ed Sullivan was the star here and began calling it the Ed Sullivan show, and that became the official title of the show in 1955.