via press release:
BIG RETURN FOR LITTLE WOMEN: LA
Season Two Launch of Lifetime’s Hit Docu-Soap Reaches Series High 1.5 Million Viewers
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 5, 2015) – Lifetime rang in the New Year with some big numbers for the season two premiere of its hit docu-series Little Women: LA (#LittleWomenLA), which reached a series high 1.5 million Total Viewers, a +84% jump versus its season one debut, at 9:00pm last Thursday. Chronicling the adventures of a unique group of smart, sexy and funny girlfriends with big hearts and personalities who all happen to be little people, Little Women: LA delivered 882,000 Adults 25-54 viewers (+120%), 818,000 Adults 18-49 viewers (+111%), 701,000 Women 25-54 viewers (+149%) and 623,000 Women 18-49 viewers (+138%), according to Nielsen Fast Cable Ratings.
Immediately following Little Women: LA’s return at 10:00pm, Lifetime’s all-new docusoap Big Women: Big Love (#BigWomenBigLove), which examines the dating lives of five plus-sized women, averaged 1.0 million Total Viewers, 604,000 Adults 25-54 viewers, 562,000 Adults 18-49 viewers, 490,000 Women 25-54 viewers and 438,000 Women 18-49 viewers.
Beginning this Wednesday, January 7, Little Women: LA will move to its regular day and time period at 9:00pm ET/PT, while Big Women: Big Love will air at 10:00pm ET/PT.
ABOUT LITTLE WOMEN: LA
Terra Jolé, Tonya Banks, Elena Gant, Christy McGinity Gibel, Traci Harrison Tsou and Briana Manson all return for the second season of Little Women: LA, and the stakes are higher than ever. When a shocking baby announcement is made and there’s a new little lady in town, the group’s friendships are pushed to the limit. In each hour-long episode, viewers get a unique glimpse into the lives of these girlfriends as they wade through the ups and downs of life, supporting one another every step of the way as they prove, once again, that height is just a number. During its first season, Little Women: LA grew by +47% among total viewers over the series’ run. Little Women: LA is produced by Kinetic Content. Chris Coelen (The Taste), Karrie Wolfe (Married at First Sight), Katie Griffin (You Deserve It), Eric Detwiler (Southern Charm), Cat Rodriguez (Virgin Territory), Kathleen Burns (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers) and Terra Jolé serve as executive producers, along with Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Mariana Flynn. Twelve episodes have been ordered for this season.
ABOUT BIG WOMEN: BIG LOVE
Dating can be one of the most difficult parts of a woman’s life, but being extra curvy can make it that much more complicated. Big Women: Big Love examines the lives of five plus-sized women as they navigate the tricky waters of the turbulent and sometimes harsh dating scene, struggling through bad dates and worse judgements. Shining a light on a group of women who are rarely the focus of TV cameras, the show provides a unique point of view on their experiences in love and life. Big Women: Big Love is produced by 495 Productions with Founder and President SallyAnn Salsano (The Real, Jersey Shore) serving as Executive Producer, along with Joel Zimmer (Tattoo Nightmares) of 495 Productions. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Kimberly Chessler Executive Produce for Lifetime. Lifetime has ordered eight one-hour episodes of the series.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime’s second straight year of growth among Total Viewers. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.