Well, that took a while for the official announcement to finally come, but what everyone knew was finally announced. There will be a Season 6 of Little People, Big World as it has been renewed for another season. Season 5 concludes tonight and they've currently been filming season 6.
They do have a date for Season 6's return -- September 6th (yes, that's a Monday)
There is a little bit of a spin with the ratings figure as you would always expect in this type announcement. As most people know, TLC splits one season of LPBW into two halves. Part A and Part B.
Part A starts into the fall and goes into the winter. Then there is a couple of months of hiatus, only for Part B to return in the spring and run until about this time of year.
Season 5 Part A averaged 1.8 million viewers; experiencing a season high of a 2.4 rating and a low of 1.4.
Part B which returned in April has seen a drop in ratings. The high for 5B has been a 1.4 (the low of 5A) and the low was dropping below the 1 million mark with a 0.994 rating. So it's obviously advantageous to combine the two sections to raise the overall rating.
'Little People' renewed for sixth season
TLC series averaging 1.5 million viewers
By Stuart Levine
TLC has ordered a sixth season of reality skein "Little People, Big World."
Series examines the Roloff clan of Portland, Ore. Parents Matt and Amy are small, but three of their four children are of average height and all help out on the family farm.
Season five, which has been averaging 1.5 million viewers, concludes Monday. Production on the new season has begun and will debut Sept. 6.
Skein is produced by Gay Rosenthal Prods. Rosenthal, Paul Barrosse, Joseph Freed, and Nicholas Caprio exec produce.
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