Thursday, April 15, 2010

TV Ratings for Little People, Big World / Roloff - April 12, 2010

The television ratings for the second week of episodes for Little People, Big World Season 5 - Part B - were roughly the same as the premiere week.

April 12th "Roman Roloffs" 8pm: 1.327 million viewers

April 12th: "Brothers in Bavaria" 8:30pm: 1.359 million viewers

April 5th "Twins Go Commando" 8pm: 1.213 million viewers

April 5th "Amsterdammed" 8:30pm: 1.394 million viewers

As mentioned last week, Season 5 Part A; averaged 1.8 million viewers per episode. The season high for 5A was 2.4 million and the season low was 1.4 million. So they are way down for LPBW standards, but still higher than many cable shows.

Matt Roloff, recently, for the first time , changed his stance publicly. For many, many years, every season Matt would publicly hint that they were considering packing it in. However, last week he said the Roloffs have no plans to end the show anytime soon and hinted that even if Jeremy and Zach were to transfer away from Portland Community College (less than 10 minutes from Roloff Farms) that the show would continue by following them to college. During the most recent round of negotiations for a Season 6 (which obviously will indeed happen), there were rumblings the Roloffs were in a "Show Us The Money Or Else We Call It Quits" mode with TLC. Matt's new found attitude towards the future of the show, perhaps indicates that the Roloffs were very succesful in the last round of contract negotiations.

1 comment:

Mike said...

You hit it right on the head about the contract negotiations. Garth Brooks did something very similar a few years back when negotiating for a better/bigger share of royalties; he was getting nowhere with the record label so he just threatened to retire and they coughed up a few more percentage points.