12/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Martha Stewart's Hallmark Channel Block SHORTENED

NEW YORK -- The Hallmark Channel has shrunk its lifestyle-programming block from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia that launched only last month but has gotten off to a weak ratings start.

Stewart's fans haven't followed her to cable in large numbers so far, so the network has gone back to airing classic TV fare in the form of "Little House on the Prairie" in the 3-6 p.m. slot as of the first week of this month.