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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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Jamie-I never said I never liked the show- I use to like the show- I dont watch the show anymore- I’m reading because I have a right to and commenting because I have a right to- Free country – This is America!!!

sad….that’s what this makes me. In a scene from the season premiere, one of the girls hugged Jon and said, “I love you Daddy,” and turned around and then said, “I don’t want you to leave again,” and Jon said, “Sometimes Daddy’s have to work…”

Come on Jon and Kate…don’t you see what your doing to these innocent children who didn’t even know what paparazzi were until KATE pointed them out at Target!!!!

Are you lovers of this show even watching it? Not only is Kate mean to Jon but do u not hear her talk to her children? Try listening. The 5th party she was lovin all over them, not the normal Kate. When she found out she was having tups, dollar signs were in her eyes. Her dad is a minister and kate herself said that all the church people donated huge amounts of stuff, but it wasn’t what she wanted and wanted the $ instead so she could pick out everything. The family has been estranged ever since. She has driven out every member of her family and friends because she wants the limelite. I don’t condone cheating and Jon in the car w/his “friend” was not the first mistake, in March he was at a party w/college girls, and other times spotted w/women, he says he needs friends, but I don’t see him w/ any men friends. In the new season you can see that kate wants out and I think Jon too, who knows maybe Kate wants a different man, maybe it’s not just Jon’s mistakes. And as far as letting them have their privacy, when you open your family and home to the public and make millions of dollars what do you think is going to happen when something goes wrong. Yea the paps make money, but so do Jon and Kate off other people which is us the public, watching the show, buying her books, pics of the kids and her, they have tee shirts mugs etc. This is n0 ordi nary family showing the struggles and all that goes w/raising a big family. She wants the kids to experience everything, yea, private ski lessons, theyown a ski home too, Utah trips, Hawaii, Cal. NC, every place possible, and they get to stay in the best of hotels, homes and it is all paid for by the owners because they are the beautiful family w/the beautiful kids, so they advertise for them. Yes everyone would like freebies, but this show is nothing but trips, clothes,toys, a home 1.3 million, housekeepers,nannies,gardener,security guard, pr people, and live like movie stars, and then complain that media writes about their troubles. All she says is how tired she is, how she does so much, how the kids drive her nuts, she has an ego as big as the rooster on her head. It’s all about Kate and her looks, her surgeries, her new boobs, jewerly, her private hairdresser,she thinks she is a queen. She pimps out her children, because they are the workers in this family, which should be against the law for them to work so much. They are going to be so spoiled they are going to think they are stars and need everything given to them. What average family can relate to this? When they went to the new home, two of the kids had a bathroom accident and she called Jon in to deal w/it because she had to spend 4hours cleaning that disgusting refg. She said it hadn’t been cleaned in 10 years, that home doesn’t look that old and everything looks perfect.. She goes all over the country speaking at churches for price,about being a mom, lol. promoting her books, also enjoying spas shopping and relazing, because we all know how hard her life is.’She wants people out of their business but then goes on every talk show she can, begging for pity. She was the one when the tups where born that took pics and vid ios and sent them to tv stations to get a show. And it worked because they looked like such a beautiful family and it was good wholesome tv for the tlc network. This network cares nothing of this family and those kids, they love the ratings and now w/all this going on the ratings are off the charts because people are curious and they love that, more moeny for them too. All in all everyone, the media, the station, and the family are getting rich of this fake family. I’m sure she loves her kids, but she is leading them into a bumpy ride. They have been on long enough and this show needs to stop. This is not family tv now it’s a big joke. She said of the new home, this is my house, all mine, and told the kids to look at her bedroom once and then never come in here again. Perfect mom, not so much. Lay on the laundry room floor when you are sick, don’t ever get dirty, does he have any parenting skills at all? Years ago Jon would get up w/the kids, get breakfast, make Kates coffee let her sleep till 8am then go to work.It was his job to do baths alone and put them to bed. And they say he is not hands on dad. He plays w/the kids while the queen sits on her throne and directs his every move. She wants to be a star, live the life of the rich and famous. She loves the attention,Karma is a strong force and what goes around comes around. Your kids are gonna love this when they get older, all the tapes of their lives. Get some help you don’t need to be rich to have ahappy loving family. Your not doing it just for the kids. Ever heard of working for a living,RN’s get paid 50-70 thousand, and Jon can work too. Just like most of us do. And when these tups were born there was a trust set up for their college, so don’t cry that excuse. Your money will be the root of your evil because of how you recieve it.

It is such a sad thing when families split. I so enjoy watching the everyday things the kids do, and how Jon & Kate react to what is going on. It makes you wonder if all the media attention is the cause of their family problems, and that because we (america) are watching their every move, its our fault.

To the person talking about table for 12, this is a real family and look at how they act with their kids. They don’t act anything like the Gossins, they have patience, show lots of love and also said it was up to the kids and they had been approched many times about a show. They wanted to wait till the kids were older and could decide if they wanted to do it. They also said as soon as the kids don’t want it anymore they will stop.You are comparing apples and oranges here. And as far as the Duggers, I don’t watch it because I don’t like their ways, and they are just trying to populate the world with their own kind of people and are expploting their kids too. They don’t believe in watching tv, but don’t mind the camera in their home and be on tv. They are a cult and I don’t believe that show either.

And you should use spell check or get a dictionary.

i love them and they are not perfect – people here on this board really know how to cast the first stone – take the plank out of your own eyes first. The important and very SAD thing are the children…they have no clue right now how their parents are not happy together. I hope the family can work it out and they will be blessed and well.

melissa asherman @ 05/27/2009 at 2:35 am

I love the show… I love Kate and I don’t care who says it but I don’t feel it’s staged. Do I think they get everything for free? The trips… definitely – they promote those places for the trips therefore, they should get it for free – it’s only fair. Maybe she should cut down on the work but I truly believe she loves her kids and everything is for them. If Jon and Kate didn’t get the trips they got… They wouldn’t go anywhere. I mean, they have 8 KIDS. No matter what job Jon got, I doubt they would have enough money for college, clothes, food, trips, etc, and the trips aren’t just vacations – they are so educational. I think the media needs to lay off and Aunt Jodi needs to lay off BIG time. They are doing a good job – everyone goes thru rocky times, and yes they have been a little seperated at the party and events like that on last night’s episode but the fact they were there – TOGETHER – says a lot. Kate nor Jon HAD to be at the Kids party, they could have told a babysitter to do it but they were there. I’m for them. I’m not for all the media and aunt jodi. period. And if anyone is ruining the kids… it’s the media AND aunt jodi. If aunt jodi (and julie for that matter) cares so much about the kids, she wouldn’t bring this all up – and that’s my piece.

melissa asherman @ 05/27/2009 at 2:35 am

I love the show… I love Kate and I don’t care who says it but I don’t feel it’s staged. Do I think they get everything for free? The trips… definitely – they promote those places for the trips therefore, they should get it for free – it’s only fair. Maybe she should cut down on the work but I truly believe she loves her kids and everything is for them. If Jon and Kate didn’t get the trips they got… They wouldn’t go anywhere. I mean, they have 8 KIDS. No matter what job Jon got, I doubt they would have enough money for college, clothes, food, trips, etc, and the trips aren’t just vacations – they are so educational. I think the media needs to lay off and Aunt Jodi needs to lay off BIG time. They are doing a good job – everyone goes thru rocky times, and yes they have been a little seperated at the party and events like that on last night’s episode but the fact they were there – TOGETHER – says a lot. Kate nor Jon HAD to be at the Kids party, they could have told a babysitter to do it but they were there. I’m for them. I’m not for all the media and aunt jodi. period. And if anyone is ruining the kids… it’s the media AND aunt jodi. If aunt jodi (and julie for that matter) cares so much about the kids, she wouldn’t bring this all up – and that’s my piece.

Gosh… some of you posters really go on and on…..

Look, both Jon and Kate both have issues that need to be worked on.

To start off. “We” have no clue what life is really like for them to have 8 children and especially having the 6 being the same age. I’m sure it has to be hard and we shouldn’t fault either Jon or Kate on how to raise their children. I have issues with both Jon and Kate.

I will start off with Kate since she is probably 75% of the problem. I feel that Jon has probably taken so much bashing that he just can’t take it anymore. When she goes off on him, it is amazing that he takes it from her as much as he has. Jon really does try to be the best father he can be, but you can tell at times that he is learning as he goes as well. Kate I feel has changed more to me over these years though that Jon has. I think she has let her fame get to her a bit too much. I think she loves being in the spotlight where as Jon is just wanting his family and not the limelight of being famous. I think Kate knows that if they want to keep the lifestyle that they now have, they have to continue with the show and all the speaking engagements that go along with having a new book if they want to have it be successful. I don’t hold it against her, but it just seems they both have different idea on how they want to raise and provide for their large family.

As far as Jon, he is the 25% of the problem. He needs to step up and either provide for the family or stand back and let Kate do what she needs to do if he can’t provide for them. With Jon taking the abusive behavior that Kate belittling him it has to be hard on him and most likely has taken it’s toll and feels enought is enough, but that doesn’t mean he needs to be out at all hours of the night and hanging out with younger girls for whatever reason. It is not appropriate for any married man, and it’s totally disrespectful to Kate and his family which he says means the most to him.

The premiere show was very uncomfortable to watch. Jon didn’t get much air time since he didn’t seem to be around much, and it was odd that Kate had to prepare their childrens party pretty much alone with the help of the twins. I felt Jon should have been at the park along with Kate preparing for the party. He could have been in charge of the games while Kate prepared the snacks and cake. Even if they weren’t getting along, they should have BOTH prepared for the kids party. Kate did a wonderful job arranging the party and Jon should not have made a fuss about having to get the cakes. He didn’t do anything but show up to the party. He looked like a “guest” than the kids father.

I didn’t plan on wrting a long posting… lol…but both Jon and Kate need to figure out if they love one another enought to make thing work between them because the kids are smart and know something is very wrong. I almost think they should have stayed in the small house, since things seem worse since they moved into the larger house that they really can’t afford if their income was what it would be if they had regular jobs like the average amercian.

What do you all think? Do you think that they will get divorced or stay together? I really don’t think that this all fake, because they both love their children way too much to put them through all this if it is just for ratings.

I am just hoping for the best for Cara, Mady, Lex, Han, Aaden, Colli, Leah and Joel. As long as the kids are well taken cared of, loved, are happy and safe and healthy then thats all that matters here.

“People will say or make up anything for $20,000.00″
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And Jon and Kate will sell their children out for $75,000. Pot, kettle, black

I think that if anyone is most blame for their problems just on what the camera has showed us- It would have to be Kate is the problem- the way she acts- That is on just what the camera has showed us all- They say they dont sugar coat anything- If so then just imagine when the camera was not around. Sad!!!

I am just hoping for the best for the 8 kids. I really hope they can work things out for the sake of there kids whether that is sorting there marriage out or divorcing. If they divorce i hope it is done calmly and i hope they can remain friends and sort out things for the kids. I see that Mady grew up a lot and not that i hated her before but she does not seem to resent the six younger children now as much as she did in season 4. Mady also seems a lot more helpful now which is nice to see. I teared up last night when Alexis said “I don’t want you to go daddy.” Collin was a cutie in the episode when he told Kate “Thank you for my birthday party mommy.” And Hannah was sweet when she was chasing Collin on the bike and then Hannah goes to Collin “Do you want a snack, It’s a whole apple.” Joel was funny when he was placing his paper plate in the bin and he was about to pout his fork in the bin to and he looked and smiled and then said “No.” and he went to put it by the sink. Also the but with Aaden, Collin and Joel like beating each other up was funny. It was funny how now the 3 boys are together and the 5 girls spend time alone. It was like the girls watching television and talking and the boys like play fighting and calling each other names.

publicity stunt..its so obvious
to get ratings..
oh well;;kate you media ***** you got what you wanted..

I am dirt poor and my trailer is being repossessed but I still want to give all my money to the Gosslins. I just luv’em so . I’d give ‘em the teeth out of my mouth if I had any. Blesss them all.

Sylvia Coffield @ 05/28/2009 at 12:06 am

@Georgia:

I did watch off and on and I couldn’t believe how she talked to him and the kids. What I worry about are children. I keep hearing how many people are so worried, but has anyone thought about the sexual preditors that watch them? Showing these children being potty trained is so unneccessary. Every aspect of their little young lives is aired. I think they are being exploited and I pray nothing bad happens to them. I think they should have been seen for the last time,

Kathleen, you are so right about Kate. I loved the show at first but Kate just got on my nerves and I stopped watching. I would watch now and again to see what the kids were doing and when Kate got on my nerves, I would change the channel. She is so controlling and a b**ch. I almost died when the twins were playing mommie and daddy to the little ones and Maddie was yelling at them. Kate tells her that mommies don’t yell. What??? That is all she does. Remember Jon roller blading down the street with one of the twins, the shopping fiasco when she was screaming at him, the hay ride – pumpkin yell fest. In the new house, all she did was complain about how dirty it was. Then she got all new appliances. What about when she looked out her kitchen window and waved her hand across saying this is all mine. She certainly has changed – and not for the better.
I think that Jon did a lot around the house. Kate always had all of the jobs for him to do. He bathed the kids, brushed their teeth and put them to bed. He made the beds because the kids liked how he made their beds. He played with them and took them on hikes and tried to have fund with them. Kate was always too prissy or afraid of everything. One of the twins said that mom likes to sit on her chair in the garage and be the boss. I hate it when she stands with her right hand in her left. It just bugs me.
I thought the 5th birthday party was sad. At least Kate wasn’t yelling at Jon like she did at the other parties. She was on super nice behavior. She did a lot of laughing – kind of a nervous reaction. I thought she was very phony when she kissed all the kids. She was putting on an act and trying to be something she is not which is nice to everyone. If Jon was doing the decorating, she would have been yelling at him.
She was complaining about her having to do all the birthday party preparation by herself. Puliise!! She has help. I hated the pity me pitch. And the tears at the end. Oh my!! I don’t buy it.
She is dressing much nicer. She looks 100% better now than at the beginning of the series. But that hair do must go. But she really does love herself.
I feel sorry for the kids. I hope they find someone to keep them grounded since all relatives have been alienated from them.

Jon needs to grab a camera, drive to both is sister in law’s house, then his own brother’s house, tell them both to shut their g’damn mouths about his wife and his family, then drive the hell home, tell Kate he loves her and his family and whatever it takes, it’s not ending. Period, then shove the cameras out of the house, slam the door and take control of his family. If the show continues, it needs to be Jon, growing some balls and taking his family in hand like a real man and not sitting on a couch all day like a sack of **** letting his wife do everything, then complaining about everything she’s doing…that’s putting food on HIS table too! Man up, Jon, that’s what America wants. Time to see strong men in charge of their families, loving their wives, respecting their homes and not out driving sports cars with teenagers while playing the victim…he’s only a victim of having no testosterone. No one wants to see this family fall apart, they would tune in to see him taking some control though, and pulling their lives back together. Show America how a real man brings a family back from the brink of catastrophy, because you can tell, Kate needs a strong man, not another child.

It’s pretty pathetic when even your family turns on you.

ok everyone. all i am hearing is how bad kate is. she is not bad. she is just taking charge. someone has to when their husband wants to be a little kid. and yes, he does help with the kids alot i give him that and thats great because he is a dad and a guy so he knows how to keep them more entertained than kate could. and he helps by keeping them busy when she is making meals. but kate does do alot of things. she make EVERY meal and makes sure that they are healthy and well balanced. if i had 8 kids i wouldnt care what they had as long as they were fed. and do you see her take her kids to mcdonalds every other day like alot of us do now? nope. she takes care of her kids like a mom should. and jon cery well as a dad. they are having some issues right now and i feel very bad for the kids because they have no idea iits going on. and jon and kate just went and got their vows redone in the fall of 2008 to show the kids how much they love each other.. well its all for the camera people. i think they need to stop the show, and figure out their family because their family really is in stake right now. they have 8 kids and one person can not take care of all 8 because two can barely take care of them all. i am not pointing fingers to any of them. but they do need to figure out whats going to happen to their family before they worry about thier t.v. show.
-thanks

laura is right!! jon needs to man up, take control and take care of his family. during show he just goes to work, come home and eat and go to bed. he helps with the kids but he doesnt help kate much. he needs to have the cameras go away, get his family back together and then bring the cameras back so we can all see a big family with love instead of a big family with hate and a couple who dont even sit together. thats what we all want to see. and he needs to tell the family to stay out of his business and quit being jealous of him and his awesome family. dont show the camera fake stuff. show them real stuff, then there would be the whole world watching this!!

i have one comment,i love love this show very very much muchand im jealost very much on the kate.

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