This weeks episode of Little People, Big World was the lowest rated of Season 6 thus far, hovering right at the 1.0 mark with 1.069 rating.
The lowest rated LPBW episode of Season 5 Part B was a 0.994. At one time, Little People, Big World used to consistently receive ratings in the 2's and then the high 1's. The single episode low for Season 5 Part A was a 1.4 rating. Shortly after our article about that rating at the time, Matt put the word out that ratings were still swell and everything was good for a cable show as long as it was above 1.0 -- which is true to some degree, however it doesn't take into account the higher production costs (the Roloffs salary, travel budget, etc) of a long-running show like LPBW compared to a newer show when the stars are obviously earning less than the stars of an established show for many years like the Roloffs. Then the ratings for Season 5 Part B slipped further, consistently coming in around the 1.1 or 1.3 mark. A couple of months after Season 5 Part B finished airing, TLC announced that they were cancelling LPBW/that Season 6 would be the last.
For those wondering, mostly because it is heavily advertised on TLC during Little People, Big World, TLC's new show "Sister Wives" drew 2.256 million viewers.
LPBW 8pm - Matt's Massacre = 1.069 million viewers
LPBW 8pm - Camp Roloff = 1.142 million viewers
LPBW 8:30pm - Zach Rides On = 1.362 million viewers
LPBW: 8pm - All Talked out = 1.319 million viewers
LPBW: 8:30pm - On The Road with Matt and Zach = 1.614 million viewers
LPBW: 8pm -Little Pain, Little Gain = 1.753 million viewers
LPBW: 8:30pm - Everything Must Go = 1.791 million viewers