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“Jon & Kate Plus 8″ generates sky-high ratings

After drawing just 2.9 million viewers last week, TLC’s promotion of a very “special” episode of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ brought in a record 10.6 million viewers Monday night. That’s more than any other show that night, broadcast or cable.

And it’s also a record for a cable reality show, beating the opening episode of “Jon & Kate” a month ago when the show brought in 9.8 million.

And given that the pair have officially filed for separation, TLC said the show will be on hiatus for a few weeks, with a tentative new start-up date of August 3.

TLC continues to support the Gosselin family and will work closely with them to determine the best way to continue to tell their story as they navigate through this difficult time.

Following a retrospective of Jon and Kate’s first 10 years airing on June 29, the show will be on hiatus until Aug. 3. During this time the family will take some time off to regroup and then a modified schedule will be in place to support the family’s transition.

Clearly, there is still money to be had in this venture between the Gosselins and TLC so both sides will find some way to keep it going — as long as the public cares.

12 comments Add your comment

chip

June 23rd, 2009
9:00 pm

They can dump the show now…the Gosselins are liars and TLC has been helping them perpetuate the myth of a happy marriage…

rid0617

June 24th, 2009
5:05 am

I’ve thought the show was crap from the get go. Better question? How do they determine these ratings. I’m 57 years old and have never been contacted by a ratings company about a TV show

sherry

June 24th, 2009
6:08 am

So,people watch too find out later. That divorce paper states they haven’t live together as husband and wife for two years. Boy, sure are a lot sucker out there. I hope in by the time hiatus is over. People will be saying Jon & Kate WHO!

Teresa

June 24th, 2009
6:21 am

It amazed me how during the show they both kept saying they were “doing this for the children” Funny I figured it was for the $75,000 per episode. If the children really mattered they would be taking the constant cameras out of their faces and trying to give them a normal life. If you look at episodes from 2 years ago you can see how “Hollywood” Kate has become. The whole thing makes me sick and I hope the ratings get so bad TLC is forced to cancel.

who cares

June 24th, 2009
7:49 am

Does anybody REALLY care about Jon and Kate? Rality TV is so over rated. It is total hype and garbage. Why did they stop making good shows like Cosby, MASH, SOAP, All in the Family and Mannix, etc.

PACK OF SMOKES

June 24th, 2009
9:21 am

that tummy of hers with all that FLUBBY WUBBY makes me soil my britches.

Mr. Obvious

June 24th, 2009
10:15 am

Most sane, educated people would have to be “Sky-High” on marijuana to watch this garbage.

Honeydew

June 24th, 2009
1:10 pm

to PACK OF SMOKES: Kate had a tummy-tuck a long time ago. If you are soiling your britches, perhaps you need Depends. Her tummy is flatter than a pancake.

Marsha Bond

June 24th, 2009
1:12 pm

I hope Kate does not take her anger out on her 8 kids.

observor

June 26th, 2009
12:44 pm

What sort of a brain dead idiot would actually watch this brain rot?

Daniel

June 26th, 2009
4:35 pm

I actually started to watch the show the other night and then I said to myself, self, what the hell are you doing? This is such a stupid soap opera. Who cares, I guess someone, but not me.

Daniel ……………. Toronto

ZELDA

June 27th, 2009
1:10 pm

I hope they get back together for the kids & maybe go to marriage couseling. It seems as Jon wants his freedom back ,but he should have never gotten marriage & had all those kids……