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'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Premiere Sets Record Ratings

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Premiere Sets Record Ratings

Not surprisingly, the fifth season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8 reached a record 9.8 million viewers on Monday.

The premiere episode, “Cake Boss”, garnered TWICE as many viewers as the show’s previous series high, according to THR.

Looks like the plea made by Kate Gosselin‘s sister-in-law Jodi‘s sister Julie, urging viewers not to watch didn’t work!

Julie wrote, “Please don’t watch on Monday. You’re not going to learn anything new by watching. They will only show what they think people want to see and it isn’t real anyway. They will probably drag this out (J&K’s ‘relationship’) for the entire season. They just string the viewers along hoping that they will come back for more.”

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JFS in IL @ 05/26/2009 at 5:25 pm

I think Jodi and Kevin are brave and have the best interests of the Gosselin kids at heart.

Jon may say that some folks will say anything for $20,000. How much are YOU getting per episode to sell out your kids, Jon?

I wasn’t going to watch this show, but with all the hype I had to see what would be said. Jon looked horrible. He looked like he had been crying for days and just before the 9pm airing was the show airing the 4th season. Kate said she loved being on tv, the book tours, traveling the whole package. Jon said he hated it and he admitted he never wanted any of it to begin with. He said he loved his family and the decision was made. If Kate loves her husband and kids, she seriously needs to end her contract and work on her relationship with Jon. But for the most part.. I FELT SAD FOR THIS FAMILY AND NO MATTER WHOS FAULT IT IS.. I FIGURE THEY NEED LOTS OF PRAYERS. And that is what I’m going to do…. pray for them!

baby jesus @ 05/26/2009 at 5:40 pm

- success is a double-edged sword. Now the price goes up for a story or a pic about these two and people in the know come out of the woodwork.

“Kate Gosselin’s sister-in-law Jodi’s sister Julie”

How much further removed from the Kate can you be?…lets throw in what Kate’s former roommate’s cousin’s brother’s neighbor’s wife has to say about this show.

@a total fan:

100% agree with you.

I am only 12 and i agree with this this show should just be the “kate show” becouse from what i saw……….she barely pays attention to the children and she always screams at them all she wasnts is money and for her friking house to be perfect. atleast jon is not that bad.

I think the major problem between Jon and Kate is this:

Kate see’s this as her career. Something she is obviously very good at doing. She’s a good writer and a good speaker. Jon is resentful of Kate’s abilities and success and hates that he’s so mediocre that he couldn’t even finish University. So he hates the show becuase its made Kate much more of the breadwinner and the “pants” of the family.

Jon feels disconnected with Kate and she see’s this as him being jealous and insecure. This infuriates her and she feels like Jon is acting like a baby (which he is).

So Kate’s angry about this, which makes Jon even more resentful of Kate so he’s been trying to relive his stolen youth (remember he married at only 22 years old and had twins at 24 and sextuplets at 27) and he’s acting a fool.

So now both parties hate each other.

pr person @ 05/26/2009 at 5:50 pm

I’m going to scream if I read another “poor, poor Jon” post. Blah! Why should Kate be villainized for being a strong, intelligent, opinionated woman, who works to support her family? Jon is a big boy who has also enjoyed whatever ‘wealth’ this show has brought in. If the ‘man’ didn’t want to stay home and take care of his children, then why did he? The ‘man’ didn’t seem to mind the cameras or the attention, until it came out that he was trying to hit on and kiss college girls (then he wasn’t so sure he wanted to continue) and was caught out late at night with someone other than his wife. Now he “hates it”. Sure he does.

Poor Jon, ditch the witch.

It’s Aunt Jodi’s SISTER who said those things, not Aunt Jodi herself. Everyone is misreading it.

Baby Huey @ 05/26/2009 at 6:16 pm

How anyone can stand this show with all those whiney brats and the flakey parents is beyond me. Oi Vey

This show has become more like a soap opera-

I felt sad when Alexis was talking to her Daddy, and held his face, kissing him. She then said “I don’t want you to leave again, Daddy.”
So this IS affecting the kids. Even Cara, the sassy twin, was calm last night. It’s as if by acting nicer, maybe Daddy will stay ? I also noticed Kate STILL bossed Jon around ! And Jon looked VERY depressed last night. I feel bad for HIM. After being scolded, slapped in the face, made fun of, humiliated, etc. for five years (That we actually saw), no wonder he feels the way he does. How can anyone love someone who treats them like dirt.
So very sad.

@donna: please leave them alone they should quit the show for the kids 4 years of this ****.

The show started out about a family and now it is more about the Mom and Dad and maybe divorce-cheating-Sad!!!

baby daddys right.

I feel sorry for the children.

Jon minus nine. :(

I have personally interacted with the Gosselins back in her pregnancy, helping care for her for 3 months. I am also a practicing Christian who values the true meaning of following Christ in a broken, fallen world. What I find really upsetting about this family is that it’s destroying credibility for those of us who are open about our struggles in our journey of life and with Christ at our side. There’s an air of self-righteousness and selfish-ness, and it’s infuriating. And, honestly, I saw the roots of this WAY back in her pregnancy as well, as they didn’t call providers by their names, express thankfulness for care, but rather helped convey a sense of entitlement and rudeness. Why drag God’s Word and being Christians into the show? Stop the labeling, alright… It’s a set-up for increased scrutiny and hypocrisy. At a time when they should be exhibiting HUMILITY as a prime opportunity to be REAL Christians, instead PRIDE and ANGER are prevalent. The flesh of the world and lust of the eyes have taken over their lives. I pray that God will convict them both, and that they will RESPOND IN HUMILITY, putting God and His Kingdom purposes first. They need major marital and individual counseling, as well as treatment for narcisstic and OCD personality disorders. I fear for the children’s future. Do what’s right and discontinue or suspend the show, Jon and Kate, or even TLC. It’s not about the $1 million mansions, first class traveling, and high-quality lifestyles. God wants to meet you in your brokenness, but you have to be willing to obey and follow God’s principles… We reap what we sow…

1. why should they plan their lives around the paps!? like they’re trying to be as normal as can be!
2. Jons the biggest loser every, he’s 30 something… whether or not he cheated on kate is his issue.. BUT HE”S A FATHER! he shouldnt be partying till 2:30 am with anyone! and he can’t just ‘TAKE A BREAK’ from his family for a weekend… like wtf, grow so balls and man up jon!
3. Kate is handling this all too well, sure she may be a Bee sometimes but if you had 8 kids how would you be!? She pulling together for her kids and you really saw that in this episode.. I used to not like kate so much, but after this i have soo so much respect for kate.

9.8 million? ….pathetic…..only uneducated white trash would watch this crap………. thanx American Education System for turning out so many mental cripples

Kate Gosselin @ 05/26/2009 at 7:07 pm

Hey everybody,
Thanks for watching my show.
Here’s all the celebrities that want my hairdo.
Jealous?
They all wanna be me!!!
http://www.usmagazine.com/photos/see-what-stars-look-like-with-kate-gosselins-hair

Kate Gosselin @ 05/26/2009 at 7:09 pm

I look better than all those bi^tches!!!

Yes, post #71, U R right, regardless he is a father and shouldn’t be out partying until 2:30 am.

If he wants to have a guys night out, then hook up with some other married fathers, dads, etc. and plan poker night. Go to a sports club and grab a beer. He doesn’t have to hang with 20 yr olds and posse for pics. Jon needs “buddies” not star/fame seekers.

Still don’t know why they have to air all of their mess for TLC. Have a talk off camera and figure out what is what, not in front of the camera.

i saw the show and honestly they have grown really far apart from each other
the 1st time u see them together it’s really awkward
i will not b surprised a bit if they get divorced
i found it kinda sad when she said they 2 older girls were stepping up…..they should be kids, not b worrying about helping u out with the kids

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