The finale of Little People, Big World for Season 5b on June 14th received the highest ratings of this section of the season - with the finale episode topping the 2 million viewer mark. The finale of course concluded with the dramatic ending of Matt shown collapsed on the floor which has sent worried viewers into a frenzy wondering if Matt is seriously ill or even worse - dead.
He is of course perfectly fine and is and has been driving and flying around the country doing press for the show and speaking engagements.
Matt originally posted -- unrelated -- on his Facebook (he is in New York and was on "Fox and Friends") during the airing of the show, but in the subsequent internet frenzy wondering if Matt is okay -- he has since deleted those entries -- perhaps trying to add to the "mystery" for confused and concerned viewers who wonder if he is alright.
Personally, I don't know how they'll be able to keep the "suspense" and cliff-hanger going for the next 3 months considering Matt has loads of events that he will be promoting over the summer including his cruise (stopstressingnow.com - kind of ironic title, since naive viewers have been stressing out thinking that Matt had a heart attack and is critically ill or dead).
Anyhow, the finale did bring in the best ratings of Season 5B and should set them up nicely for a ratings win in September for the Season 6 premiere on Sept 6, 2010.
This is the complete list of ratings for Season 5b of Little People, Big World.
June 14th "Clash With The County" 8pm = 1.872 million viewers
June 14th "Twin Takeover" 8:30pm = 2.085 million viewers
June 7th "Dwarfs in Space" 8pm = 1.187 million viewers
June 7th "Molly's Sweet Sixteen" 8:30pm = 1.457 million viewers
May 24th "In The Hole" 8pm: 1.106 million viewers
May 24th "Fort A Thon" 8:30pm: 1.214 million viewers
May 17th "Par For the Course" 8pm: 1.110 million viewers
May 17th "Going, Going, Gone" 8:30pm: 1.297 million viewers
May 10th "Full Court Stress" 8pm: 1.315 million viewers
May 10th "Going For Gold" 8:30pm: 1.452 million viewers
May 3rd "The Statesmen" 8pm: 1.075 million viewers
May 3rd "Belfast and Furious" 8:30pm: 1.352 million viewers
April 26th "Field of Schemes" 8pm: 1.033 million viewers
April 26th "War of the World Games" 8:30pm: 0.994 million viewers
April 19th "The Burgermeister's Daughter" 8pm: 1.137 million viewers
April 19th "Vive La Roloff" 8:30pm: 1.316 million viewers
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