1 9 5 8 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
30 minute episodes
On Music Bingo, a male and a female competed to see who could be the first to ring a bell and identify a song. Singer Johnny Gilbert was the host.
A correct guess let the contestant put their symbol – the musical symbol for either a sharp (#) or flat (b) – on a bingo board, with the goal being to be the first to arrange five in a line (horizontally, vertically or diagonally in a 25-block square) and win $500. The runner-up got $50 for each symbol on their board.
Winners played until they were defeated.
Viewers at home could make their own bingo cards and play along in a separate game. The cards could then be mailed to the show for checking and awarding of prizes.
Airing from New York City, Music Bingo ran on NBC on Thursdays at 10:30 pm from 29 May to 11 September 1958 as a summer replacement show before moving to weekday daytimes on ABC.