The television ratings are in for the premiere episodes of Season 5B of Little People, Big World, originally aired on April 5th, 2010.
To give a quick overview to use as a gauge, LPBW Season 5A averaged 1.8 million viewers over the whole season. The highest rated episode drew 2.4 million viewers (an episode the same night as the heavily hyped exclusive Kate Gosselin interview on TLC at 9pm). The lowest rated LPBW episode in Season 5A was 1.4.
That brings us to this week, the premiere of Season 5B this past Monday night April 5th. Much lower than I was expecting. Less than the least watched episode of LPBW in Season 5A.
Little People, Big World
Twins Go Commando 8pm: 1.213 million viewers
"Amsterdammed" 8:30pm: 1.394 million viewers
On a positive note, a lot of the ratings for cable shows weren't stellar. Many coming in under 1 million viewers. However, by LPBW standards, I can't imagine that the folks at TLC would be pleased by those numbers for a premiere.