The DuMont network was a distant memory by the time ye scribe entered the world in 1963, its most famous alumnus being The Honeymooners, which moved, along with series creator/star Jackie Gleason, to CBS after it ended its run on DuMont.
In 1951, a New York DuMont affiliate, WABD, debuted a three-times-a-week early evening game show for the whole family. Sense & Nonsense ran for three years (1951-4), but only one episode still exists, from February 1954:
Leonard Frey, who was a contestant on this show, is better remembered for his career as a character actor (i.e. Best of the West). This may in fact have been one of his earliest television appearances, if not the first.
Would Sense work now? Hard to tell.