Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TV ratings for Little People, Big World and the Roloff Family: October 4th

Ratings for this week of Little People, Big World were slightly less than last week. This weeks episode had a rating of 1.060. Ratings have declined every week since the premiere of Season 6, the conclusion to the cliffhanger about Matt's collapse.

The new show TLC seems to be pushing, 'Sister Wives', received ratings of 1.876 and 2.131 on Sunday night.

These are the ratings for Little People, Big World Season 6 thus far:

Oct 4
LPBW 8pm - Micromanager Matt = 1.060 million viewers

Sept 27
LPBW 8pm - Matt's Massacre = 1.069 million viewers

Sept 20
LPBW 8pm - Camp Roloff = 1.142 million viewers
LPBW 8:30pm - Zach Rides On = 1.362 million viewers

Sept 13
LPBW: 8pm - All Talked out = 1.319 million viewers
LPBW: 8:30pm - On The Road with Matt and Zach = 1.614 million viewers

Sept 6
LPBW: 8pm -Little Pain, Little Gain = 1.753 million viewers
LPBW: 8:30pm - Everything Must Go = 1.791 million viewers


Jason said...

LOL It keeps getting worse every week. By the end of the season there will only be a few hundred left.

Greg said...

I totally agree Jason.

Did you see the preview for the next episode? They are pulling out all the tricks.

They already faked Matt's death basically. They're going to do the same thing with Rocky! I saw a clip. Matt said he hates to see Rocky in pain and might have to put him down. But it's pumpkin season and people are taking pictures of Rocky.

Have people think the dog is dying, play on their emotions that way. That's what it's come to in attempts to get ratings.

Brandon said...

Expressed, your reviews have got better, but I have to hold you accountable!

You were wrong. You always said what the show needed to save ratings was more Jeremy.

The BMW was a Jeremy episode.

Let it be known that the Jeremy episode had the worst ratings of the season...

Greg said...

Ratings this season justify TLC's decision to cancel it. Good call.

NJC said...

I suspect that if Jeremy had been buying a Speedo instead of the BMW Expressed's prediction would have held up.

Expressed said...

Thank you NJC :)

That's what I tried to get at in my review summary. For a Jeremy episode it was very not glamorous. Most of it was Jeremy dressed in layers of clothing watching someone fix his car. It was missing something for a Jeremy episode. Not just how much or little clothing he had, but it didn't have the "Yeah, that's what it would be like to hang out with Jeremy" feeling. I don't know, it hard describe. Impersonal like other people were saying.

Molly said...

Not sure if this has been brought up or not, but I truly think their time slot is what is hurting them. Fall television has started back and I know I found myself switching channels last Monday night. Once the novelty of those newer shows wears off, i'm sure their ratings will pick up or at least stay the same.

Timothy said...

Molly, in past part "A" of seasons, during the new fall shows, in the time slot, they got better ratings than they are now.

The show has gotten stale. The Roloffs have changed, it's about them flaunting money and living a lavish lifestyle while giving less of themselves personally on the show. People tuned out.

BeckyM said...

Looking at the last few episodes maybe people are just turned off by Matt? I know for me I find him the most unlikeable of anyone on the show - no compassion, understanding, or taking responsibility but lots of whining, casting blame upon others, and tearing people down.

Perhaps it's just me but I am growing tired of reality television that shows the worst of human nature. It's very depressing to watch so I've been turning off the tv more and more.

Molly said...

Timothy, I have to agree with the money/lavish lifestyle comment, that is one of the reasons I stopped watching J&K +8; I got tired of watching people enjoy things that I'd never could a still complain about them. I do hope they'll do a "check in" episode in a year or so to see what the family is up to.

Sasha said...

Most people like me can't relate to The Roloffs anymore with all the money they throw at everything. I remember the $100 spent on suntan lotion before a trip. My god, I could buy groceries for a month with that! And Jake's $1600 texting bill. I could pay ALL my monthly bills with that. That's what turned me off to them. What will they do when the money stops coming in and they are yesterday's news?

baxter said...

They'll go bankrupt, Sasha. Just like before this show started.

Mike P. said...

Bankrupt? I thought they manufactured dwarf stools that they sold to motel and hotel chains.

But come to think of it, I haven't seen that business mentioned for many seasons.

So, maybe they will go belly-up.

Roloff himself just slaughters interest in the series, minus any apparent awareness of what he's doing; once the show exits, it will leave a bad taste in everyones' mouth and no one will want the DVDs or the speaking tours, or anything else having to do with them.

Shadow said...

Not sure anyone will read this, but had to note that I read an article in the paper today by Lisa Rinna about her reality show "Harry Loves Lisa." Interesting...

"She had no concern about reality show cameras following her and her family 24/7 because that never happened. Rinna said the way the program was produced was similar to a scripted series. "What people don't know about these shows is that they're set up just like a regular television show," Rinna said. "You get a call sheet that says when you're shooting scenes. There's a beginning, middle and end of a story. There's a lot more room for improvisation and spontaneity and that's when the magic happens, but it's all planned out. There's a story line and it can turn on a dime, but you show up for work and finish on time. It could not be easier.""

Well, not a secret to anyone who reads Spiritswander on a regular basis, but just another rebuttal to those who want to believe in the "reality" of these programs, and this time directly from the participant.