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John & Kate Shatter TLC Record

jon-kate_lEntertainment Weekly has released the following :

The heavily promoted fifth-season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8 posted record ratings for TLC on Memorial Day. The hour-long episode — in which tabloid cover queen Kate Gosselin admitted, “I have a lot of anger…this is not what I envisioned for us” — attracted a whopping 9.8 million viewers, which more than doubled the audience that tuned into the show’s season 4 finale in March (4.6 million). Early estimates also reveal that the premiere, which lured unprecedented numbers of women aged 18-34 and women 18-49, was TLC’s (and Jon & Kate’s) most-watched episode ever. It also trounced the broadcast networks, which aired mostly repeats because of the holiday (an original episode of The Bachelorette on ABC lured 6 million). Final ratings are due Wednesday

Most of us have guessed that this would be the case, even to the point that many of the Kate Haters out there refused to watch the Season 5 Premier.  Personally, I don’t see that it made much of an impact or statement to TLC at all.  I have viewed many websites where the public blogs in a question such as  “I refused to watch the show last night, but can someone please tell me what happened?” So it seems that even though the public is crying out child exploitation, the public still wants to know…

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May 26, 2009 Posted by | Jon & Kate Plus 8 | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments