Big ratings for 'Little People' premiere


TLC's "Little People, Big World" notched an all-time ratings high in its new Monday night time slot, while FX's "The Shield" grew in the second week of its new season.

"Little People," which had its third-season debut with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 p.m., averaged 2.8 million viewers for the 8 p.m. episode and 3.2 million for the 8:30 p.m. telecast. That averages to 3 million viewers for the hour, making "Little People" the top-ranking program among basic cable for its time slot Monday.

Meanwhile, "Shield" saw its numbers increase over last week's sixth-season debut. The show averaged 2.4 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 at 10 p.m. Tuesday, up from 2.1 million viewers and 1.4 million in the demo last week.