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.