TLC’s “The Little Couple” earned series highs for both total viewers and ratings with Tuesday’s return episode.
It earned 3.9 million total viewers and a 3.0 rating with the network’s target demographic, women between the ages of 25-54 years old.
The episode was also TLC’s highest-rated program with the key demo since November 2012 and its most-watched.
The series also dominated on social media, causing three trending terms on Twitter and becoming the No. 4 most social primetime cable program (excluding sports events).
On Tuesday’s one-hour premiere episode, Bill Klein, Jennifer Arnold and their adopted son Will arrived in India to pick up the new addition to their family, daughter Zoey — after more than a year of preparation and 20 hours of traveling.
The excitement of their new daughter was tempered by Arnold’s health. She would later be diagnosed with a rare cancer.
On next week’s episode, Arnold realizes how ill she is and is forced into making a difficult decision.
“The Little Couple” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TLC.