It's a good thing that Matt Roloff decided to do his question and answer session last week and not this week.
When he answered about the ratings last week, it was on the heels of a very impressive showing, the highest ratings in a while for LPBW. This week were the lowest ratings of the season.
In watching this, I'm getting the feeling that LPBW ratings are closely tied to Jon and Kate Plus Eight (of course you probably know Jon and Kate follow LPBW on TLC at 9pm). Ratings for LPBW seem to depend more on whether J and K is a heavily hyped episode and less on the actual episodes of LPBW.
After a very impressive week in the ratings last week, they dropped rather dramatically this week. Only a week after getting the highest ratings of the season, they got the worst ratings of the season on this past Monday.
It seems significant that Jon and Kate bombed this week. Last week was the heavily publicized exclusive interview with Kate which drew a very good 3.9 rating. This week it was a "Best of"; a look back show...it tanked with a 1.615.
However, what we all care about:
Nov 9th Little People Big World (8pm) = 1.573 million viewers
Nov 9th Little People, Big World (8:30pm) = 1.682 million viewers
These were the rest of the ratings so far in Season 5.
Little People, Big World (8pm)- 2.110 million viewers
Little People, Big World (8:30pm)- 2.410 million viewers-
Little People, Big World (8pm) = 1.667 million viewers
Little People, Big World (8:30pm ) = 1.976 million
Little People, Big World 8pm = 1.766 million
Little People, Big World 8:30pm = 1.820 million viewers
Little People, Big World 8pm = 1.864 million
Little People, Big World 8:30pm = 2.198 million