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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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148 Responses to “'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Premiere Sets Record Ratings”

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  1. 101
    Susan Says:

    You know I don’t see people going after the Duggars who are absolutely wierd. I don’t see anyone going after the Table for 12 people. I think some people on the internet have an agenda.
    Jodi sure didn’t mind the show when she was on it. I think she wanted that paid gig.


  2. 102
    Halli Says:


    You’re right of course.

    The reason its Kate the go after instead of the little-people folk, or the slightly creepy Duggars or that Tabel for 12 yawnfest is because:

    a) Jon & Kate + Eight is the highest rated TV show becuase its entertaining in its own way becuase they are so imperfect. Whereas the Duggars, Table for 12 pretend liek they are always happy.

    b) Kate is the main target also becuase despite her biggest critics say. Yes, she is successful (books, speaking tours), she’s a good looking woman especially after 8 freakin kids and also becuase she is Type A and doesn’t hide it.

    I don’t get why some people say Kate tries to act all perfect. If you watch the show and her commentaries, its clear she’s just being as honest on camera as she is. In fact they all are, which makes them easy targets.

  3. 103
    ginger Says:

    I watched this show because of the kids! I’m sure this may be their last season… I think it’s time for the kids to move away from the cameras now and start living a normal life without cameras in their face all the time.

    Trust me, you hate house guests who stays too long but to have camera crews around you all the time too? The ugliness will come out sooner or later.

    But there’s a time to just stop and take a break and have everyone move out of the house.

  4. 104
    MULLINS Says:

    kiddo- When it showed her with white sunglasses I thought Paris-when she has the black sunglasses I think Octomom

  5. 105
    Susan Says:

    What about the Duggars and the family Lil People, notbody ever says they are hurting their kids, What is the matter with this family that makes you hate them? Sounds like we have someone with an agenda.

  6. 106
    MULLINS Says:

    kiddo- LMAO

  7. 107
    dr. bernardo Says:

    Operation Wacko:

    Effective immediately all of the over-the-top J&K+8 supporters should be rounded up and put into FEMA internment camps for observation. It would seem that a deadly brain wasting disease has been unleashed on America reducing viewers to imaginary delusional relationships and mental involvement with people they do not know nor will ever know. Isolation is of great importance in case this plague is transmissible. Thank You.

  8. 108
    MULLINS Says:

    Donzey 560- Did you not watch the show- Jon always bathed the children-dressed the children-

  9. 109
    Jan Says:

    I thought Kate’s feelings were real and HONEST. She knows she has been hard on Jon but having 8 children so small she HAD to be organized. Jon did not take charge so Kate HAD to. He would do what she said for 4 years because Jon did not know what to do and Kate tried as someone had to be the adult.The last year Jon has been showing he is tired of it and wants to exit helping raise these 8 children. His new sports car, hanging out with friends in their 20′s at bars at 2am and leaving the bar with one of them a FEMALE is like a young teenager. He has been staying at his Mom’s house when Kate is in town and staying at home when she travels WITH a sitter for the kids. Kate has tried to raise her children in a healthy and clean way. Jodie has always undermined Kate by giving the kids gum,candy,and loads of junk food knowing all along Kate only fed them organic healthy food except on special occasions like birthdays and holidays. I would not want Jodi to babysit my dogs much less my child. She and Kate’s brother have shown their LACK OF character by sitting multiple times for RADAR ONLINE to put Kate down. IF they loved the children like they claim, they would not accept money to talk badly about their mother on tape. Jodi and her husband are white trash. I wish Kate the best as she has an immature husband and 8 children. I know she is hurting but she may realize she was living with 9 children all along.GOOD LUCK KATE, WE WANT TO KEEP SEEING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ON TV. YOU ARE DOING JUST FINE. THEY ARE WELL BEHAVED PRECIOUS BLESSINGS.

  10. 110
    emmy jay Says:

    Why couldn’t they have had the birthday party in their own backyard? With three or four rented tables, chairs, tent and bouncies, they could have avoided the whole papz issue. I truly think that Kate loves the attention.

    Both Jon and Kate are laughing all the way to the bank, along with TLC. As long as we watch this train wreck, they’ll keep bleeding on the screen. So, who are the fools, them or us? Hmmmmmm….

  11. 111
    jen Says:

    -next time Khate goes on the road to hustle money from clueless church people and silly lonely women, Jon will be right back out ,dipping his egg roll, only this time with the assistance of the production crew. It’s in the new contract. They must keep Jon’s noodle satisfied or he walks.

  12. 112
    o the humanity Says:

    @dr. bernardo:

    Welcome back, Dr. Bernardo!
    LMAO!!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  13. 113
    Jess Says:

    You can’t totally blame the show for ruining their marriage. If their love was really true and strong they could make it and none of this would be happening. If they really cared enough about about each other or their family they would stop the show if it was the reason for all of this mess. It is pretty obvious from watching the show as long as I have that John wanted to get married to Kate, at the time, but was forced or rushed into having children. And then having that many…really changed his life. They were both really young when all this happened to them. Kate was in such a hurry to have kids because she thought she could not. And the feelings John has for Kate have been changing for a while. You can’t blame either one of them. Yes, Kate was nagging at times, but she has EIGHT kids and a immature bot of a husband. Someone has to take control. Jon was always walking around like he did not care. Yes, John had an annoying wife at times and he was young and probably never expected his life to end up like it did. But his life did end up like this and he has to deal with it. To just walk away and not even face it head on is weak. He’s not even there. And for him to say he did not cheat on Kate, is a lie. It is pretty obvious he did. He said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and that people were paid to say things. When he was lounging around at the other womans house he was not just at the wrong place at the wrong time. And the whole story about the car incident is ridiculous. He should have been at home with his EIGHT kids instead of getting drunk at the bar with college girls.Its obvious that something is going on and if both him and Kate would face up to reality and tell the truth and face life and the truth maybe things could change. But they are both acting immature and stubborn about everything. And if Kate is really just in it for the money and the show then I feel sorry for her and the kids. If John is really an a** in real life and doesn’t care and did cheat on Kate I feel sorry for him. Either way, everyone thinks their life is going to be different than it turns out…so what…deal with it and move on

  14. 114
    nelson muntz Says:

    Do you know how many hours Jon would have to spend in the office to make the coin that they are getting for putting those kids on display. Reminds me of what Apu and Mandula did on The Simpsons with their 8 kids. Haw Haw

  15. 115
    Jaz Says:

    I have noticed that Kate has gained a little bit(not a lot) of weight since all of these stories have come out. of course, who wouldn’t stress out and start eating more/exercising less when your life comes dramatically crashing down. I’m praying for her to move on after their divorce and for Jon to finally get a divorce from her. In all 5 seasons of the show I have watched, he has always had that “pissed” face stuck on his face. I would like to see them both happy again.

  16. 116
    kiddo Says:

    Emmy if you didnt know they had a private party on the kids actual birthday. it was reported jon was there. So that is why the lackluster children at second and taped party for them and it was freakin freezing so no water bouncy. No biggie, just didnt know if you knew.

    Face it, it was sponsor driven. Duties as Kate puts it. I mean really folks, say what we want, its easy money (not listing sacrifices). Base salary 3.5 million. Free “green” on a house you know that was re-wired for free, new appliances for free a lot of stuff.

    She is preparing for a life when TLC is no longer taping, but probably still touring and ghost writing her books. (notice Beth got $, but Jodi didnt, wonder what really happend that got Jodi out).

    Think of it. All the money, trips, memories she doesnt have to pay for. Things her children have gotten for free. They didnt look like they were suffering at globetrotter game, nor did Jon.

    Kids spend time under the camera in every home. Novice ones with portable camcorders. My sister send me a 30 sec video clip of my kids while at work. Thankfully she is an at home mom, which allows for sitting. Dont worry no turncoat aunt jodi’s here. lol

    The paps are freaky. Maybe TLC and hollywierd investigate them and harrass them and list a website, another side line. lol Take it Jared Take it.

    So she looks like a media w-h-o-r-e. She is handling it, he needs to deal. He is Mr. Kate. She at the least is prepping a future at TLC’s and vendors expense.

    Bet she is on Oprah within a month.

  17. 117
    MULLINS Says:

    Did everyone watch the same show as I did? Everyone is saying Jon is lazy- On the show he did everything people- The other neighbors , friends came in did ironing,folding clothes,even putting the clothes in the drawers for Kate.Jon bathed the children,dressed the children .played with the children.did all the moving,brought Kate her coffee of the morning,fixed coffee in coffee pot for when she got up- Even showed her how to dress herself. Even when they went on ski trip – Kate was sick till Jon got children dressed then she was fine had to go to spa. Come on did you all go fix some popcorn or go to the bathroom when the show was showing all that- I not a fan of neither one but I use to watch the show-But, give credit where credit is due!!! A man will just take soo much abuse like she dished out to him on the couch during interviews and this was while camera was on them – Just imagine when there were no cameras-Jon did not walk out the door – She pushed him out with her mouth- there is a thing called verbal abuse- She did not appreciate him at all-

  18. 118
    MULLINS Says:

    All I got from the show was when Kate did not need anyone anymore than she had nothing else to do with them. She manipulates people to get what she wants. That is what I got out of the show.

  19. 119
    MULLINS Says:

    Kate always made sure that everyone else did the ****** job while she stood and bossed. That is what I got out of the show.

  20. 120
    MULLINS Says:

    You all can say what you want about Jon not being a man- Jon was a gentleman to this women. It takes a gentleman to turn his head and ignore her mouth- Most men would not have been a gentleman to her.

  21. 121
    MULLINS Says:

    I think they need to focus on their marriage and family and not the camera.

  22. 122
    MULLINS Says:

    They need to focus on their marriage and family instead of the camera.

  23. 123
    MULLINS Says:

    They need to focus on their marriage and family instead of the camera.

  24. 124
    MULLINS Says:

    Sorry- did not mean to post same comment more than once.

  25. 125
    Jamie Says:

    I have got two comments.

    1. I love this show.
    2. If you dont like the show.. why are you even wasting time reading, watching and commenting……? DUH.

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