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Jon & Kate Ratings Tank: Beginning Of The End?

By Josh Loposer |


For the last few weeks, TLC has watched the ratings for Jon & Kate Plus 8 plummet. Are the Gosselin’s 15 minutes just about up?

Monday’s episode saw the lowest ratings yet, with only 2.9 million sets of eyes watching — not bad for cable standards, but a pretty far cry from the 9.8 million viewers who watched the season premiere.

Every week, it’s a new low for the season, it doesn’t seem to matter whether TLC brings on Emeril Legasse or the guys from American Chopper.

Are people fed up with the Gosselins and their tacky antics, the cheating, and the spanking kids in public? Or have we just passed the point of Jon & Kate overload?

Either way, it can’t be good news for the family. For months now, it’s looked like Jon and Kate were only pretending to hold things together for the money. Now, the money machine is sputtering.

Fortunately for J&K’s pocketbook, they’ve been milking this thing for all it’s worth for quite some time now.


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Josh Loposer

Josh Loposer is a professional writer based in Austin, TX and has previously contributed to the Entertainment and Celebrity channels on Babble.

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0 thoughts on “Jon & Kate Ratings Tank: Beginning Of The End?

  1. elohveeee1012 says:

    I used to watch the show all the time, and even though i had problems with the way they both acted I continued to watch the new season. But after two episodes, i just couldnt take it! I mean even if they were having problems in the last season, or all of them, they hid it well. Now it is so awkward, I cant even watch it and I feel bad for them. They barely talk, and they avoid each other like the plauge.
    I planned to continue watching it, but i just cannot take it, its no longer about the kids, its about how horribly things are going in their relationship. So i wont be watching anymore.

  2. Allan G says:

    It appears the kids now need to live a regular life. It wouldn’t hurt the parents either! Too much attention for all of these folks.

  3. moneyremix says:

    An old friend of Jon’s (Not Kate’s) Speaks Up!:

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  5. nieja says:

    All couples go through rough times in their marriages. It is just that most couples don’t do it with the world watching. neither jon or Kate is perfect add in 8 kids and I am sure that the stress is overwhelming. I am not their judge or their jury. I hope that things work out in a manner that has the best interest of all parties involved at heart. As for kate spanking her child, get a clue people. There is a difference between a swat on the butt and abuse. Leah should have stopped blowing the whistle when she was told. What would be the point of swatting her and then comforting her? Of course she walked away after she swatted her!

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  7. RealityCheck says:

    Who really cares about these idiots that pushed out 8 kids? That’s the problem with this country – we care about the wrong things and focus on idiots like this AND give them a reality show. They have children – oh big deal, that’s TV show-worthy? Please….

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