Thursday, January 21, 2010

Television ratings for the finale of Little People, Big World (season 5 Part A) and the Roloff show

Ratings for Little People, Big World bounced back from the lull a few weeks ago that saw 1.4 and 1.5 ratings. The finale of this segment of episodes (LPBW will return with new episodes in April) was watched by 2.119 million viewers.


The DBU - minus Jacob Mueller, but with another Jacob M in his place.
Bryan, Jeremy, Zach, Scott, Jacob M, and Dan.
This graduation episode drew a tv rating of 2.119.


Anything above 2 is very good for Little People, Big World, but actually I'm surprised that the finale didn't receive the highest ratings of the season -- that was on Nov 2nd (probably due to the heavily hyped exclusive Kate Gosselin interview that followed at 9pm on TLC). Of course internet site traffic is not linked to tv ratings, but personally our site set a record for number hits on Monday January 18th...by a wide margin -- unbelievably high numbers, numbers I never thought our site would see.

I suspect some of it had to with the way in which TLC promoted this episode as the "Finale" of LPBW -- lots of people were searching to find out if the Roloff show was being cancelled. That sneaky, but smart TLC! ;-) Obviously while the ratings for the graduation episode weren't the highest of the season, the topics sent interested viewers to the internet seeking more news and information.

However, the television ratings for Little People, Big World and the Roloff family did finish on an upswing from earlier this season. The last 3 weeks of LPBW registered ratings of 1.9, 1.8 and 2.1 for the graduation episode. Earlier in the season there was a lull with ratings of 1.5 and a low of 1.4.

These are the ratings for the entire 5th season (part A, Season 5 Part B returns in April 2010) from start to finish:


Season 5 Premiere


Oct 12 Little People, Big World 8pm = 1.864 million

Oct 12 Little People, Big World 8:30pm = 2.198 million



Oct 19 Little People, Big World 8pm = 1.766 million

Oct 19 Little People, Big World 8:30pm = 1.820 million viewers



Oct 26th Little People, Big World (8pm) = 1.667 million viewers

Oct 26th Little People, Big World (8:30pm ) = 1.976 million



Nov 2nd Little People, Big World (8pm)- 2.110 million viewers

Nov 2nd Little People, Big World (8:30pm)- 2.410 million viewers



Nov 9th Little People Big World (8pm) = 1.573 million viewers

Nov 9th Little People, Big World (8:30pm) = 1.682 million viewers



Nov 16th Little People, Big World (8pm) = 1.554 million viewers

Nov 16th Little People, Big World (8:30pm) = 1.716 million viewers



Nov 30th Little People, Big World (8pm)- 1.564 million viewers

Nov 30th Little People, Big World (8:30pm)- 1.735 million viewers



Dec 7th Little People, Big World (8pm) - 1.617 million viewers



Dec 14th Little People, Big World (8pm) - 1.463 million viewers



Dec 21st Little People, Big World (8pm)- 1.809 million viewers



Jan 4th Little People, Big World (8pm) - 1.949 million viewers



Jan 11th Little People, Big World (8pm) - 1.859 million viewers

Jan 18th Little People, Big World (8pm) - 2.119 million viewers

4 comments:

Tashapork said...

now, monday nights will be really sucky for the next few months. I guess I will have to take up a hobby because there will be nothing to watch. It used to be my best tv night.

M said...

I think people turned in because we've watched the twins since the first day of 9th grade(technicaly a little before that). People wanted to finaly see them graduate.

Thinking about it I think Amys been saying her famous qoute "the boys are going to be leaving home soon" since that first day of 9th grade. 4 years isn't that soon and their still home... Guess that Amy saying didn't work out. Haha

Anonymous said...

Isn't Amy now officially an empty-nester?

M said...

Anonymous @10:54.
No she is not at all an empty-neater. Amy has 4 children Jeremy(19), Zach(19), Molly(16) and Jacob(13) all currently living a home.