Tracking the Viewers

June 6                       3. 4 million episode one
                                3 million episode two

July 11                       2.229 million

August 31                   1.613 million

September 6              1.389 million

September 13             1.415 million

September 20             1.605 million

November 7                1.331 million

November 28              1.302 million

180 comments:

Hambone said...

I'm meltiiiiiiiiinnnnggggggg!!!!!!

Hee hee hee...Little People, Big World had higher ratings than Kate.

Which one is cancelled again?

Starz22 said...

Heh! Kates circling the drain...maybe one more flush will do it!

Tangerine Tanya said...

Going
Going
Gone

Jane in CA said...

Reminds me of the limbo: How low can they go?

The powers that be at TLC must be pulling their hair out wondering why people don't like their evil queen. They seriously think Kate is a draw, which show you how delusional someone is over there.

How low will they let those ratings go before they finally admit defeat and pull the plug on this monstrosity? How long before sponsors say "we ain't paying to advertise on that stinker of a show"?

I hope that TLC is taking a loss on this show, big time :) Suckas!

Elspeth said...

I predict either they let Kate fade quietly away now or we see a stunt to try to draw in viewers. It looks like Kate's time is finally up.

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

Starz22 said...
Heh! Kates circling the drain...maybe one more
flush will do it!

remember the Tidy-Bowl Man? distinguished older man with a Captain's hat and white shirt and Capri pants and white deck shoes?

Maybe he would let Kate steer the boat down the drain!

bonehead said...

Alright! about time. Did you all see how long it took before they released these ratings. The previous rating were up the next day or earlier, not almost 5 days later. So now we know that when the rating are not good, they will wait 5 days to let people know. I see Kate is starting to hide. Or is she gonna be on the View soon, after all Barbra Walters is back. We all know that TLC will try to save face, so expect Kate to show up on some talk show and/or some crying headline, and I'm sure her devoted fans, you know the Cult of Kate are having a cow now.

Exhausted said...

Uh oh. Bring out Steve for the announcement. After their series of interviews grow tiresome and no one tunes in to their Sonny and Cher-themed variety show, drag Jon in here for the reconciliation. If that fails, get Beth Carson on the line...when she hangs up, Katie's taking a trip to her parents' house where they can do an intervention-type show. Best believe they'll try ANYTHING to keep this gross train going.

I just wait for the day where she pretends she's stopping the show for the good of her children. Well, at least they have the uber-successful Twist of Kate in their back pocket. I'm sure that will be epic.

Can't See Sheep said...

YEEEEHAAAA!!!!

Watch those numbers plunge! They're dropping faster than a kid can toboggan on a crazy carpet after an ice storm! I love it!

This will be interesting, because kate isn't going to go quietly when the time comes.

@Jane in CA, that's what I'm wondering, at what point does it become no longer profitable for them to back kate? what numbers do they have to drop to for the plug to be pulled? At what point will sponsors start pulling their advertising dollars from that show & start looking to invest them elsewhere?

mama mia said...

I think Kate will pull out all the stops to stay on tv. She is letting Kate plus Eight go without making the rounds begging viewers to keep food on her table. This means she has another show in production or another gig lined up. Groan.

Hippie Chick said...

Even though it's not a huge jump, it's still a jump! Why does TLC still have her on the air? I LOVE that LPBW had more viewers. Kate must be seething. The 'haters' aren't watching & the sheeple are finally seeing what's what. Don't let the door hit you in the butt Kate!

Tin Box said...

Flush!!!

Kate, you'd better think of another way to generate income.

Soon, you won't be able to afford Steve and your nanny "helpers".

Start cutting back on the salons (hair, nails, tanning) or personal trainers! We all know it takes a village to maintain your appearance.

Barbra said...

A smart production company would have noticed on June 6 that things were not good in kateland. The ratings showed it right away, with the kids 3.4 mil./without the kids 3.0 mil. That suggested to me that people have NO interest in HER and are just willing to watch her when the kids are involved. Now we're seeing that even the kids aren't all that! They all show signs of entitlement inherited from their greedy mom, as well as little to no interest in some of the things they are given that 'real' kids would love to receive. And knowing from my own experience what is remembered by kids, the tups will not even remember most of what the family got to do as they were too young when it happened or they were not allowed to actually enjoy what it was so will just forget it. (like crayon factory, playing on grass, eating ice cream, yada yada yada).
And the final number this week is really bad...but a show with a higher rating goes and she stays on. Like I've asked, who is she doing what to or for that she stays on the air? hmmm, kinda makes ya wonder.

Swissmiss said...

I wonder how many episodes have already been shot but not yet run? They might decide to just go ahead to whenever the current season was scheduled to conclude and then not return.

I wouldn't mind a yearly special just to see the kids, but Kate is unbearable.

pinkdiamond611 said...

The show is simply "unwatchable". Kart has turned herself into a cartoon character, nobody can stand her. She doesn't get it. If she would have stuck with her "brand", crazy hairdo and all, she would have been in a better position. But no, Kart wanted to be a STAR. I hear a big THUMP coming.

Momof5thehardway said...

So uninterested in this train wreck of a 'mother' that I've never cared to comment but feel I must now that there is a 'Tracking the viewers' section. As a Mom of 5 with a husband at work 6 days/nights a week & no 'helpers' all I have to say is - It's about time the public saw what this selfish woman is all about, Hooray for declining viewership!

NT said...

Just heard on Regis that Kate will be on the show on Friday 9-10-2010. I guess TLC is making her do press for Kate plus 8 to get ratings up.

wildflowers said...

Interesting that LPBW is being cancelled due to low viewer ratings but yet LPBW beat Kate + 8 in viewer ratings this week and the viewer ratings for Kate + 8 have week to week been consistently on the decline.

Michelle said...

Kate "the blamer" Gosselin has no one but herself to blame for this one. Talk about someone getting opportunities handed to them on a silver platter (not golden, Kate) and blowing every one of them.

No matter what she does, her nasty personality just can't be contained. No amount of plastic surgery and expensive clothing can hide her hideous soul.

No matter what you think of Michelle Duggar's lifestyle choices, you can see kindness radiate from her. Something that will never be said about Kate Gosselin without years of intensive therapy.

That's about the only viable option for TLC with Kate anymore. An intervention followed by filming the therapy that follows.

I'm ready, Mr. DeMille said...

"Circling the drain....."

Love it!

Maybe TLC will finally see that it's time to put the "Cash Cow" out to pasture.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

It shows maybe JUST maybe families are waking up to the fact that this is just not right. The children's whole lives have been in the public and if the child protection laws can't fix it, families will stop watching out of disgust and the show will hopefully get cancelled. I have NEVER bought into the "pitiful poor us, we have to make a living some how to support our kids" CRAP!

Teryn said...

NT said...
Just heard on Regis that Kate will be on the show on Friday 9-10-2010. I guess TLC is making her do press for Kate plus 8 to get ratings up.

9/09/2010 6:28 AM




Yepppers, she's on tomorrow alright. Probably gonna start the sobbing that she has to provide food for the kids and has to do it all, wah wah wah. How will she ever be able to keep up with her tanning and hair salons unless the kids are filmed? Poor thing.

And of course, they'll revisit the Emmy gig and tell her all over again how wonderful she was and she'll crow on and on about how fun it was and how she wants to be an actress now because "It's so fun to be someone else"...even though she was in a skit PLAYING HERSELF, the nitwit.

I wonder if she's going to talk about Twisted Kate.

Minnesota Mamma said...

I wish Jon would drink lite beer... said...

remember the Tidy-Bowl Man? distinguished older man with a Captain's hat and white shirt and Capri pants and white deck shoes?


Your post made me think of Steve as the Tidy Bowl Man and Khate as the turd... LOL... Flush that mess!!!

readerlady said...

Hallelujah!!!!!! So nice to see the continued failure in hard figures. Soon somebody with the power, wisdom and compassion for the kids will see the light and put an end to this.

@bonehead - I wouldn't put any stock in the delay in releasing the ratings. Monday was a holiday. That always causes a day or 2 delay in the release. Nielson figures were published today (meaning they were released yesterday). Normally, they are published on Wednesday.

bonehead said...

So, Regis , huh! I wonder how long before she is on The View, and ET again. And what crap they can find on Jon. How much crying to the media Kate is gonna do. Cause we know she is gonna do that. Or she is gonna say something clever(yeah, I know clever, she does not know the meaning of)like I'm going for acting full force and there for pulling the plug on K8, cause I'm doing it for the kids. Does this sound about right of what we might hear?

sueshe said...

Who in the world is promoting this woman....She absolutely has no talent and is a certified whack job.
When I see the other reality shows like "Raising Sextuplets", and the new one "Quints by Surprise", it shows these parents can raise the kids in a normal house and not complain about how much work it takes to care for them. They are the true superstars, not Kate.
I find it appalling to watch Kate and her paid vacations, hair, nails, babysitters, nannies, cooks, and all the other crap TLC pays for. They certainly aren't straining to survive in this economy as so many others are.
She showed how much she wants everyone to pity her, like the crocodile tears she shed after she lost in DWTS. Oh poor Kate, no one understands....
Well in the TLC fashion, when they start messing with their shows, they start to loose the interest of the viewers....ex. Trading Spaces. They changed that format so many times, it destroyed the show. So let TLC continue to waste money on this show....Maybe someday they will learn to let somethings just die out...
And as far as Regis and Kelly....my gosh, for what reasons is she going on this show? I hope we don't have to listen to her complaining about her difficult job!!!

Protect8 said...

Regis has stated very clearly that he does not like (or approve of) reality shows. He pulled that great line with Kate when she went on during her "oh poor me" post divorce tour which was something like, "Well, I think you and Jon will figure things out and get back together." Regis said it as a reflection of his thinking that everything on reality TV is staged and fake. The look on Kate's face was wonderful as she seemed completely surprised, and essentialy rendered speechless, that Regis wasn't buying her sob story.

If TLC is having to pay Kate 250,000K for each show, surely they have done the math and will end her contract. Would they really go forward with "Twist of Kate" which has already been renamed "Touch of Kate?" Kate touching anything equals great financial loss at this point.

I agree with those of you who predict some kind of drama or crisis will pop up in an attempt to keep the show going.

Jane in California said...

mama mia said:
This means she has another show in production or another gig lined up. Groan.
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Maybe, but I'm not so sure. The most public attention Kart has gotten lately has been on Radar Online, and I'm sure that publicity is fully funded by TLC. It's pretty laughable that Kate only seems to do the same 3 things over and over again - get gas, get her hair/nails/tanning done, or shop for paper goods at Target.

It's lather, rinse, repeat, over and over again!

I'll be the first to admit my life is very ordinary and less than exciting. But even I have more than three things that I do with my time! Even with all of her supposed money and perks, I would never trade my life for Kate's - it looks so bleak and empty and meaningless. She has squandered every blessing sent her way.

Barbra said...

MamaMia: ya spoke too soon, she's on Regis tomorrow, damn! They must be hard up for guests.

Brummygirl said...

sueshe said:
And as far as Regis and Kelly....my gosh, for what reasons is she going on this show? I hope we don't have to listen to her complaining about her difficult job!!!
*************************
Remember when Kate said she *called* Kelly Rippa at one time?
This is A.B.C. who for some reason T.L.C. must have a line to i.e. D.W.T.S.
Just watch K. & K. admire each others shoes!!!! It will be a mutual admiration society!!!

K8STFU said...

In the beginning the kids were cute, K8 was kinda bitchy, her banter with Jon sometimes funny.

In the middle, the kids lost the "cutie patootie" factor, K8's horrible behavior and antics became the draw.

Now, the kids are always miserable ( and rightfully so ), K8's behavior is beyond disgusting, and TLC is losing $$$ on this shrew. She is way overexposed, people are SICK of her, and any "drama" TLC drums up will only cause people to roll their collective eyes and again wonder when K8 will go away. There is no appeal in anything K8 says or does anymore. She crossed the line from circus attraction to roadkill.

Charlie Rose said...

Isn't her appearance on Regis & Kelly a re-run? The one where Anderson Cooper was on it? I believe so.

Charlie Rose said...

I take it back. Regis & Kelly's facebook page indicates it is a NEW show. But people are not happy about Kate being on again. Very negative comments.

Kate is swirling the tank.

noh84kate said...

I have uploaded most of season 5 of J&K to youtube without incident. I've also uploaded all of the K+8 episodes so far... Birthday episode had around 80k views, home roost 30k, big apple 20k, a couple of days in the turtles had 5k.

Last night and this morning for the first time ever I got a notice from discovery communications that all of my episodes had been removed from youtube for copyright infringement. Never had any episodes from J&K removed... I'm wondering if they think I'm taking away from their viewership. Although most people that comment me thank me because they're in other countries and can't watch any other way.

noh84kate said...

I have read several interviews with the Roloffs, and from what I understand LPBW cancelled. It was a mutual decision with TLC as they felt done being filmed, and the kids were older/moving out. There are rumors of a spin-off possibly about the twins and their friends in college. But that's just speculation.

They signed a contract for 20-80 more episodes to be filmed (looks like it will be 20) for a final season to wrap up any loose ends. From what I can tell, TLC didn't drop them because of poor ratings... not that simple. It's something that has been planned for a while too.

For some reason I can't picture Kate mutually deciding to end the show, they will have to cancel her.

E said...

My guesses on potential "crises" to keep the show going:
1) Kate admits to having a problem (pick your poison - alcohol, emotional, ACOA, ANYTHING) or;
2) The Steve "rumor" is elevated to full-fledged relationship status.

The show is about Kate, so TLC really should stop filming the kids. God Bless 'em.

Jane in California said...

As to the Roloffs being cancelled and it being a "mutual" decision, the scuttlebutt I've read is that TLC did drop the show because of declining ratings. However, because of the good relationship between Matt Roloff and TLC, and in acknowledgment that their show had been a good money maker over the years, TLC allowed Matt to spin the ending however he wished.

There are no talks re a spin off - that's just a pipe dream. I also heard that TLC drastically cut the travel budget for the show. I wonder if they will do the same for K8.

I hope the Regis show gets poor ratings for having Kate on - all these producers must band together. Maybe they are all creepy, like the producer from The View.

Tami said...

She will do whatever it takes to get attention. Watch for a huge stunt from her now. She will become more and more desperate. Painted on abs were just a start.

Hippie Chick said...

If it's the show with Anderson Cooper on Regis & Kelly tomorrow, & I think it is, then it's a repeat. Remember, she was stroking his arm, and trying to be all flirty. It was right after she got the boot from DWTS. I just checked the Facebook page, & it said Anderson Cooper was hosting with Kelly. I'm pretty sure it's a repeat. Nothing new...

Alice Bluegown said...

tick, tick, tick, tick ....

Hippie Chick said...

Wishful thinking on my part... LOL Sorry. I guess it IS new. What crap is she spewing? I hope Anderson Cooper gives her a hard time, and she keeps her hands off!!! Facebookers are none too pleased though, that's for sure. Sorry about the wrong info, GWoPpers. ~Peace

Alice Bluegown said...

bonehead said...
Alright! about time. Did you all see how long it took before they released these ratings. The previous rating were up the next day or earlier, not almost 5 days later. So now we know that when the rating are not good, they will wait 5 days to let people know. I see Kate is starting to hide. Or is she gonna be on the View soon, after all Barbra Walters is back. We all know that TLC will try to save face, so expect Kate to show up on some talk show and/or some crying headline, and I'm sure her devoted fans, you know the Cult of Kate are having a cow now.
..............

Isn't she on Regis and Kelly tomorrow? I thought I saw that somewhere...

Ohio Buckeye said...

K8G began her self defeat when she completely upended her brand by moving to the acred mansion. And then kicking the one person who made K8G tolerable to the proverbial curb. The arrogance. The stupidity.

Spending years building an image as an ordinary, struggling, religious mom, only to ABRUPTLY do a 180 was beyond shooting herself in the foot since her goal was longevity in front of a camera. Any camera that would have her.

So, she got lots of attention for a very long time for merely conceiving with all the help science can lend. Twice.

Then she got continued attention (and $$$) when she expanded exploitation of her kids to a tv audience.

She got a few minutes of 'fame' (read 'humiliation') as she attempted to prove to us that she could successfully a) guest host on a talk show, b) dance, c) cook, d) author best seller books, e) promote a children's line of clothing. She got her big, honking house. She won her freedom from the only one who seemed willing to tolerate her any length of time. She got to briefly rub shoulders with a few B Listers at best.

And now? She's back to the talentless nobody she has always been, the one who has only to offer a science-enhanced reproductive system and a hardworking PR staff.

I love the image of the previous poster that The Tidy Bowl Man may allow K8G to pretend she's captaining the ship in NY harbor, when really all she has managed to do with her time in the sun was to steer her ship straight into the rocks and, finally, at long, long last, down ye olde commode.

Ok, everyone together now: FLUSH!!!

Snerk said...

The ratings weren't five days coming out. They were two. The show aired on Monday and ratings came out on Wednesday. The ratings always take longer after a holiday weekend. Friday ratings didn't come out until Tuesday for instance. It has nothing to do with how well or how poorly the episode did.

Brummygirl said...

Kate is like a gopher. Each time we think we are rid of her, she pops up from another hole.
I think she has a few more holes to explore.
Whilst she is aiming for a "star's" life, unfortunately the children will be involved at some stage of the game. We can only hope Kate+8 will soon be finished and maybe they will have some respite.
As far as I am concerned, Kate can do what she likes as long as the children are not featured.
Hmmm...I wonder if NASA wants a new recruit for their next space project? I forgot, she doesn't like heights, only when it suits her!!
They could send B.M. with her and they could start a new colony on Planet Kate!! Talk about toxic waste!!!!

IDModo said...

I hear Kate is ready to date again. She is looking for somebody older, settled,employed, able to put up with a lot of s**t; who will look after her..

I believe she is trying to find happiness with the Tidy Bowl Man. He fits the bill.

And she is no longer in her first flush of youth....

kidsRablessing said...

Ohio buckeye,

totally agree with your post. I think if Kate had stuck with her middle class image, even if it was just pretend, she would have fared better in the public eye. As soon as she got "money" she became a haughty idiot. And she became this idiot knowing her audience was lower middle to middle class. Who in the heck is she supposed to be relatable to? Most celebrity moms keep their kids out of the public eye, most women would not divorce a man like Jon, I know he did what he did, but she has lots of fault in that. He wanted to quit filming, she didn't. Most single moms do not even remotely live the life Kate lives. Her new money attitude and look, is really distasteful in these hard economic times. And the ridiculous, overkill vacations are just unrelatable to the average person. She has slowly caused her own doom and has taken 8 innocent kids down with her. There are many other reality show celebrity freaks out there(for example: Snooki) who are taken over the spotlight. Big family shows on TLC are dying a slow death and Kate is leading the demise. Here's to the G8 finally getting a chance at a normal life.

Michelle said...

Brummygirl said...
Kate is like a gopher. Each time we think we are rid of her, she pops up from another hole.

==========================

Maybe she can market a new game for the upcoming holiday season. Kate Gosselin Whack-a-Mole.

Jane in CA said...

You stated it so well Ohio Buckeye - Kate schemed, planned and plotted for years to make a name for herself, to make lots of money for herself. In the original planning and execution, she did a pretty darn good job, and really stayed focused and on point.

1. Get that nursing degree and be in the right field to have good access to fertility doctors and fertility drugs.
2. Find a pushover who could help produce adorable children. Even better that he had a wealthy doctor for a father, because he funded the bankroll needed for those expensive fertility treatments.
3. Try once for multiples and get twins. Oh well, back to the drawing board. This time, luck holds out and gets 6 healthy babies.
4. Market, market, market!!! Follow script. Religious couple, struggling to make ends meet, 8 blessings to feed, chaotic yet ultimate loving household. Wow, that was really some good marketing there too.
5. Get a special on TLC, followed by a contract for a weekly show. Money rolling in. Most people still buying the cover story.

And then, after all that planning, she fails on the concept that you have to keep up the scam in order for it to keep working.

Brummygirl said...

@ Michelle!
Ha ha, I forgot about that. Just imagine eight kids with huge hammers waiting for Kate to pop up!! Karma!!!!

dustilies said...

Lite Beer(lukebandit, Buckeye, and IDModo--

You are all awesomely clever and creative--the image of Kate "driving" the TDBowl man's boat is cracking me up.

For those too young to have seen one of the oddest ad campaigns ever, below is a link to an original (1971) ad.

Thanks again, comrades, for a good laugh and the end of the day.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPBnciNAqI&NR=1

Button Button said...

Remembering back to when the show first began, and there was true affection between J&K, and the kiddos were babies, it is sad, really.

Kate sure has ruined her life, her show, her family.

She looks nothing like that young mom who wore tee shirts and shorts and went barefoot.

She had a "boyish" figure, but she was slender, so it was cute. Her hair was very casual. Very little make up.

Once Kate said something about worrying that Jon might leave them, and he looked her in the eyes, and said softly, "I would never leave you."

Well, then Kate's volcanic eruptions began...screaming, hitting, angry, snotty. Jon was ridiculed at every turn.

Her hair got lighter, earrings got bigger and longer. Her "boyish figure" got some boobs -- though still straight as a board.

Her cockadoodle doo became more important, the nails became longer and broader...ugh. These memories are making me sick. I'm done. Can't go another sentence, but you get the drift.

Teryn said...

I saw a "Kate's DWTS Paparazzi" Halloween costume today. A Facebook friend made it. Even has the blond clip on ponytail.

muchsmartermom said...

Bye, bye Kate...
In response to the other multiple shows...
At least the parents show love and affection despite the work... They also are pursuing additional education in order to provide for their families....not solely expecting tv and freebies to raise them.
They also have friends and extended families....
Kate will never get it.....she will die a lonely women, despite having 8 kids.

hayden said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
"...K8G began her self defeat when she completely upended her brand by moving to the acred mansion...

I totally agree. Besides pimping their 8 kids on TV, the second worst thing they did was buy a million dollar property in the middle of a recession. I'm sure they were well advised of the fact that their show was not going to last forever but the est. $3,500-$4,500 mortgage payment would be for 30 years. And surely the Queen wouldn't hear any of it. Look how long it took to sell the E-Town house! And they took quite a loss.

So if the show is potentially coming to an end and hopefully Kate can't get anymore gigs, they will have to sell the Konpound and I assume take another huge loss. Pissing away even more of the kid's money because QFI wanted to isolate herself from the commoners in her "mine, all mine" palace she felt SHE deserved.

zoey said...

its not surprising that the ratings are falling. the kids have outgrown the innocent cute stage and all thats left is the look of sad children who are missing something.
it was fun to moan and groan about Kate and she gave us a lot of laughs (on her of course) but, she and her gig are old and tired... there is only so many times the audience can listen to someone over and over saying the same thing... blah blah blah woah is me. (the episodes are all exactly the same.. dragging those children anywhere and everywhere and complaining about it. I think the population is ready to finally move on from this lady.

Kit said...

I guess TLC is making her do press for Kate plus 8 to get ratings up.

MAKING her do press? I bet she is BEGGING TLC to find her more opportunities to get on spots like Regis. She knows things are headed south. I'm sure SHE is well aware of the actual fate of Twisted Kate, AND the status of her "best sellers" AND the latest ratings disaster.

Just waiting for her next reality show participation announcement. I'm sure it is coming--just don't know which one it will be. I would suggest "Biggest Loser," but despite the appropriate title, it's not quite the right fit. Unless she takes Jillian's role of screamer. Actually, that might be amusing. I suspect after one day of her, the contestants would stuff her in one of those tires they flip over and over, then take her to the top of that big hill they run up, and down, down, down she would bound.

barnaby said...

A&E's Horders set record numbers for an original show for that network. There was another basic cable show (which I'm sorry I don't remember) which also set records that same Monday.

Additionally, Monday Night Football's regular season games start this coming Monday.

Kate & 8 or her silly Twisted Kate show ( if it really ever existed) should have been either summer series or wait until the doldums of late winter.

My guess is Kate's time is rapidly up. Exactly why was she on Regis & Kelly this morning? Did they talk about anything she had recently done or was doing in the future? No. A truly bizarre casting move.

Barbra said...

Saw it posted somewhere that when 'stars' do R&K it is usually along with all the other morning shows. AND they are usually promoting something. WHAT exactly was she promoting? Heard NOT word one about Twisted Kate and the main topic appeared to be 'MY kids like MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE best'! Yeah, the video of them being returned to incarceration at the Konpound showed that (NOT)! She certainly seems to think everyone is as ignorant as she is and buys into her BRAND of KRAP! Not happenin' here, chickie! Whoopsie, didn't mean to insult her real chickies.

Kate Plays Favorites said...

If R&K was the Gong Show, then GONG! She was so flat and bitter and draining. Even the audience was lukewarm.

Like a previous poster stated earlier Dara Torres, the 43-year young swimmer was so energetic and positive. And she had big news: she is training for 2012!

Kate is nothing when compared to those who have realy worked for their celebrity.

Button Button said...

Seems like Ms Gosselin has cooked her goose -- all by herself.

Will she ever believe it?

Heide said...

I just posted this on 15 Minutes. I think TLC was happy with Kate going on Regis to defend herself against the drop-off video because they knew she would be controversial, get the blogs all riled up, and thus increase ratings. It's all about ratings and the money Kate makes for TLC. People like to watch Kate because she's so crazy and TLC is going to ride this out as long as they keep making money off of her. Nothing complicated - she just makes money for them.

Sassypaws said...

Bonnie Fuller in her Hollywood Life blog asks "‘Kate Plus 8′ Ratings Are Plummeting! Girlfriends, Why Aren’t You Watching?" (URL link: http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/09/10/kate-plus-8-ratings-down-jon-gosselin-twist-of-kate/ )

The article is good but the comments are even better. Oh don't forget to vote in the poll. The current tally for the "Why aren't you watching 'Kate Plus 8?'" poll is:

She's a total diva! 8.16%
She dresses too seductively! 2.14%
She's mean to her kids! 9.13%
I'm tired of everything Kate Gosselin! 73.2%
I watch the show! 7.38%

Carolyn said...

There's always "The Real Housewives of Bucks County".

Really? said...

Can this be true? that Steve Neild got a divorce in July of 2009?

http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/maryland-gazette/mi_8145/is_20090725/record-divorces/ai_n51404693/


Scroll to the bottom.....

fidosmommy said...

Really? said...
Can this be true? that Steve Neild got a divorce in July of 2009?

http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/maryland-gazette/mi_8145/is_20090725/record-divorces/ai_n51404693/


Scroll to the bottom.....

*******

Nope, wrong Steve Neild. The names are even spelled differently (Nield and Neild), and Kate's Steve is married to Gina, not Becky.

Mary said...

I am glad the ratings are dropping and I hope that the end is near. I want Kate to go away and never have to hear from her or about her again. No yearly specials, no updates, I've had more than enough of her for my lifetime. I'm tired of seeing her on tv all the time reciting the same sob story over and over again and seeing pictures of her in whatever it is you want to call what she is wearing since IMO they are NOT outfits that any self-respecting woman should be wearing.

I have only watched two episodes and it was when the show was first on and the 6 kids were still babies. A friend was staying at my house and wanted me to watch the show with her, I didn't like it since there was something about Kate that I couldn't put my finger on that I didn't like plus if I really feel the need to watch children play I can always ask a friend to babysit. I still don't understand how someone would let cameras follow them around, even if it is for a few days a weeks, and not be annoyed by that. I would hate for millions of people to tune in every week and watch me live my life. But then again I am thankful for the things I have since both my husband and I have worked hard for them.

Hopefully this show is cancelled and the tapes are all lost in a tragic boating accident never to be seen again. The children can get into therapy, start focusing on school, living normal happy, healthy lives and just being kids who are cared for and loved.

Hannah said...

Kate can support her kids if the tv show ended. She just wants the the celeb life style and the money that comes with it. She is very selfish. She doesnt spend much time with the kids. I just saw a clip of a family who had sextuplets and all six died. Kate needs to see her blessings are her kids, not the money they make.

Barbra said...

WHY did this show go to a weekly show? I thought it was going to be once a month? Or are they going to air all the crap she put the kids through alllll summer in a hurry so they can get her off the air quicker? Yeah, I know, a girl can dream, can't she?

Enuff Already said...

Kate is toxic.

I don't feel good watching her.

She is repulsive to me.

I am no longer watching her shows.

The Lady is a Tramp said...

I thihk I did that right - an increase 26,000. That is giving everything she had even to the point of coming out with Steve.

The Lady is a Tramp said...

Unless her name is really Becky?

I think he is still married. Poor Gina and her two boys that she is raising all by herself.

The lady truly is a tramp. Has not family values whatsoever.

Can't See Sheep said...

@Barbra, this is what a lot of people were posting when this first started again, that they might be saying it would be a monthly show but that it would very qucikly go back to a weekly one & as we can all see it did just that. They're hoping that we quickly forget.

Sharla said...

Kate was up only 26,000 this week even with the appearance on a talk show and more promos by TLC. She was still below the Roloffs. :)

Angela said...

The numbers went up because people are still tuning into the show. So long as people insist on watching this trainwreck Kate Gosselin will still have a show as she has an audience. These results show people who like and dislike Kate are watching her show.

Barbra said...

BUT WE DON'T FORGET (OR FORGIVE)!
She's over and done and overdone!

Worksinproduction said...

The numbers went up because people are still tuning into the show. So long as people insist on watching this trainwreck Kate Gosselin will still have a show as she has an audience. These results show people who like and dislike Kate are watching her show.

You almost got it right. Kate will have a show as long as it is profitable for TLC. Every show that ends still has viewers. They just don't have enough to be profitable or as profitable as the network wants. The Roloffs have more viewers than Kate but this is their last season. Why? They were becoming unprofitable so budgets were slashed to eek out one more season.

NoUse4Kate said...

Considering how much she whored herself out since Friday in order to get the ratings up, that number surprises me in a good way. I thought it would be higher since she really tried to use every trick in her little book to lasso people in. A lot of effort with very little pay off.

What is the next trick in her bag? "Steve and I looked into each others eyes and we could no longer deny our love for each other....." It doesn't matter if it is true or not, things like that do not matter to k8, as long as it brings in viewers. That still would not bring me to click on TLC's channel. I can say without hesitation that we do NOT watch that channel at all any more nor have we for months and months now. They completely lost this household because of the continual trash they throw out there. I miss the days of simple shows like Trading Spaces.

California said...

Thank you for posting this information in a quick, concise post. I lurk ocassionally and often search for the word "ratings" to find out what's happened. This is a great idea! Please publish something similar after the next airing!

Hambone said...

Dancing With the Stars starts next Monday.

She's toast.

faline said...

If TLC is hiding Kate's smoking, their separation, their hitting the kids, then they ought to admit they are not what they seem. The LYING CHANEL instead, seems appropriate.

(Jibber Jabbers this is yours!)

Sally said...

Kate smokes. Alright, she really is a phony, but the organic health nut who runs 5 miles a day and has this bikini bod smokes. She is so fake. She is not a health nut, she does not like organic. She has all kinds of surgery and SMOKES. What a phony

SoOverIt said...

If TLC is hiding Kate's smoking, their separation, their hitting the kids, then they ought to admit they are not what they seem. The LYING CHANEL instead, seems appropriate.

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kate smokes?

Can't See Sheep said...

Pretty pathetic ratings for all the fuss she's made since last Friday. It is a delightful surprise. What's she going to do for the next show? I mean she going to have to keep eclipsing what she did the previous week, what a nasty cycle.

kate smokes? Didn't she complain about Jon's smoking way back when? I remember something. I know smoking can be a hard thing to break, but she has 8 very good reasons to make certain she lives as long as possible, rather than smoking & unnecessary surgery, then there's the second hand smoke with the kids & no, don't tell me kate would worry about that with her kids, come on this is the woman that let her kid lay in their own puke & allowed that to be filmed.

fidosmommy said...

I don't know if Kate smokes or doesn't, but I always thought it was odd for a grown woman to be smacking gum all the time. Gum is a traditional coverup for smoke breath.

I don't want to watch a video of the show, but wish there was a still of that moment when she was exhaling (smoke).

Tami said...

They completely lost this household because of the continual trash they throw out there. I miss the days of simple shows like Trading Spaces.
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Me too! I'm tired of all the family whoring shows. QUIT selling your kids! This goes for the Duggars too! Why would anyone even consider watching any of the new ones coming out? If you are not emotionally invested in it, why start watching a new family? In the end they are all the same!

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

Angela said...
The numbers went up because people are still tuning into the show....Kate Gosselin will still have a show as she has an audience.
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I vowed to never post here again, just "lurk", but I must. I keep reading how everyone here wants her to go away, but some of you ARE STILL WATCHING HER SHOW!!!
WHY??????

I don't watch. I will no longer contribute to her ratings. Yes, her ratings went up a little from last time. STOP TUNING IN!

Barbra said...

so DWTS starts Monday opposite her? If so, PLEEEEEASE everyone, don't watch DWTS and 'just click onto her crap during the commercials' - THINK how all those clicks throughout the show will ADD up to BIG numbers! Let's all just sit back, enjoy the sunset (with the attention grubbing Gosselin broad on board her sinking boat-wearing NO lifejacket-on the horizon). glub, glub, glub, Katie Irene Kreider Gosselin (wannabe Neild).

Sally said...

Fidos mommy said:
I don't know if Kate smokes or doesn't, but I always thought it was odd for a grown woman to be smacking gum all the time. Gum is a traditional coverup for smoke breath.

I don't want to watch a video of the show, but wish there was a still of that moment when she was exhaling (smoke).

You can see when she leaves the tent, while the girls are getting surfing lessons. She exhales smoke. No doubt. THen she chews her gum like a cow. BUt there is definitely smoke coming out of that organic, health nut.

She is a liar, liar. I have no evidence of the adultery, but I do, right on camera, of not being a health nut.

dee has had enough... said...

Well folks, here we go again...she's on the cover of People Magazine in a string bikini! Guess that slight increase in ratings this week wasn't enough. Ughhhhhh!

Barb55 said...

I am so done, done, done, done. WTH is it with kate and her bikinis? Check out the new People cover. The media blitz is not over showing Kate's body. I wish it was the end but she just won't go away. If I were Steve's wife I would be livid. Matching color tops in Mexico? Hey single Mom why are the kids on their own again? Tami, I agree so much with you and the TLC programs. TLC is at the bottom of the barrel for programming as far as I am concerned. I will watch the final episodes of the Roloffs and then I'm done with TLC. All their shows are trash. I just feel sorry for the new multiple families that TLC is whoring out again.

dee has had enough... said...

The tide is still turning, it seems, in spite of her attempts to keep the gravy train going! Not sure if this has been posted but I don't remember seeing it. Thought it was pretty interesting.....

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/102821244.html

bonehead said...

That rating is not that much higher. I still consider it falling. And maybe after those that watch it, more will not watch the next one.

Falling From Grace said...

"I don't watch. I will no longer contribute to her ratings. Yes, her ratings went up a little from last time. STOP TUNING IN!"

__________________

I don't think it's the ratings that are going to contribute to the ultimate demise of the show. When she falls, she's going to do it all by herself. She's going to do something incredibly stupid in the not-too-distant future.

bonehead said...

Falling from Grace: your probably right. Kate has lied so much in the past few months, be it on the show or talk show or what the paps show or what she says in interviews, that she will trip herself up. Cause she will get giddy and not remember what she said/or did from one place to another(ever really listen to her how she talks, she does not talk like an adult or make sense, between drama queening and wanting attention). She is starting to trip. And as long as Jon keeps his mouth shut, she will hang herself, all by herself. TLC is getting ready to dump her. Cause of the contract, they have to string her along, till she breaches it, rating fall, or contract expires. They are already cutting the show back to a half hour and not showing back to back(on the next day, but that does nothing for ratings). TLC is promoting the new shows heavily. This cover is her desperate attempt for fame. So Kate is hoping that the recent stuff will be forgotten, and people will focus in on her. You know using sex to sell something. That pic has been retouched. People(not the magazine) out there are starting to compare recent pics of her, to that cover. Sorry 1 +1 =2 not 3(the shaded area)

faline said...

Maureen, the rest of us are seeing smoke.

fidosmommy said...

I see smoke too, but I know it's a topic of debate. The point is, IMO, that Kate is a cause of great controversy, and if she is indeed smoking, it is yet another example of her putting herself above the wellbeing of her children.

I know others smoke. It is a personal choice. I just hope she does not smoke in the house where the air becomes stale and there is 2nd hand and 3rd hand smoke. What smokers forget is that the brown
toxic gunk in cigarettes - tar - actually settles into carpets, upholstered furniture, drapes and mattresses, causing young children and animals to breathe it in daily.

My sister died of cancer that was caused by her husband smoking all the time in the house. She didn't smoke herself but might as well have. The foul odor and the
carcinogens were surrounding her when she was doing laundry, making the bed, sitting in the living room
all by herself and vacuuming carpets. 3rd degree smoke is quite deadly.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

WOW, the mother with morals and values is not only parading around in hooker shorts and hooker heels, but now poses in a bikini, sprawled out like a playboy centerfold...just the perfect PTO President mom type. What a JOKE she is. I truly hope someone from her childhood or teenage years comes forward real soon with a BIg bubble buster and a tell all! Why does the media attack Jon's morals but not her?

ashamom said...

I wonder what kind of spin will they put on the show ending.
The first time around, it was all Jon's fault. The kids were "crying" and they missed the crew....
How will they spin it now?
Will they say that the children have spoken up against it?
Will Kate say that she is too busy and it is too much work to film the reality show?
Will they throw Kate under the bus, like they did to Jon?

Those poor kids.

too bad,so sad said...

ashamom-

If (when) the show is canceled they will never spin it as Kate's fault.
Even though they claim it is the realest reality show, they all just play parts.

Kate is the bestest mom ever- and yes, I used a non word on purpose in honor of all Kate's non words.

Jon-the lazy playboy, absentee dad.

When the show ends the heroine Kate will have to end the show because she has to protect the kids from Jon's (fill in the blank with some made up bad deed) She has to sit by the phone 24/7 so Jon will not badly influence or harm the kids.

On another topic, I never watch the shows. Could someone, anyone post a pic of Kate looking at one of her children with a pleasant smile on her face? You know, where the mom looks right in their eyes and has that loving look? I just started back with a new class of 6 year olds and they catch me just looking in their faces with a kind of sappy smile. We both kind of giggle-they know I think they are sooo cute. I have never seen Kate do that, she is always looking in the opposite direction or looking over their heads. Creepy!

Jane in CA said...

Who else thinks this will be the first and final season of Kate Plus 8? The publicity re Kate is only growing more and more negative. She is universally disliked. This is not what advertisers want linked to their brand.

I just hope they change the laws after all this.

Sunshine On My Shoulder said...

"WOW, the mother with morals and values is not only parading around in hooker shorts and hooker heels, but now poses in a bikini, sprawled out like a playboy centerfold...just the perfect PTO President mom type."

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I'm not a prude by any means, but I looked at those photos and the "sprawling" shots and thought the same thing. I wonder what all of those church-going people think when they see it -- the ones who went to her speaking engagements to hear how God blessed them in their lives, and would they please put a cash donation in the basket?
I'm betting her church-speaking days are over.

Since Heff didn't want her, maybe this was the closest she could get to a Playboy spread.

SickOfKate said...

I hope that all of you on here did NOT buy the people magazine. The only way they will stop putting this trashy woman on the cover is if sales go down. I love People magazine. I buy it every week but I will not ever purchase another one with Kate's picture on the cover. I am OVER her. I have not watched the show since the "announcement" and then it had been hit and miss for a while. Until people stop watching and buying she will continue to be in the media.

Alice Bluegown said...

On another topic, I never watch the shows. Could someone, anyone post a pic of Kate looking at one of her children with a pleasant smile on her face? You know, where the mom looks right in their eyes and has that loving look? I just started back with a new class of 6 year olds and they catch me just looking in their faces with a kind of sappy smile. We both kind of giggle-they know I think they are sooo cute. I have never seen Kate do that, she is always looking in the opposite direction or looking over their heads. Creepy!

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There was a time I saw Kate in complete and total true mother-mode.

One of her babies had pooped from here to there, and it was out of the diaper, up the back and down the legs.

Kate didn't even know how to handle it. She squealed a while, and told us then that Jon was the baby bather, but she had to do the job on her own.

Anyway...when the baby was in the bath water, Kate was sitting on the side of the tub, washing the baby.

Then Kate got "tickled" when the baby looked up at her with some sort of sweet expression, and Kate laughed and touched her head, or something to this effect.

The long and short of it, I knew Kate loved that baby at that moment, and it made me a bit sad that she wasn't always that loving to her family.

She didn't start out to be a shrew. That came later...

So, that was my example. Any others?

Anonymous said...

I didn't buy People. Haven't for a long time. I can leaf through it quickly while I am in the grocery store. Nothing I need to spend any money on.

Jane from PA said...

I also did not buy the People mag! I leafed through it at Target and laughed at the ridiculous photos of her. The body didn't even look like her! She looked taller and leaner on the one picture, a far cry from the pics of her "running" on the road near her home. What a farce............

Can't See Sheep said...

I haven't purchased People either, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. I have noticed that they're not leaving the shelves as quickly as they tend to. On another note it should be interesting to see how the ratings for kate +8 stand up to all the new shows & Monday night football tomorrown night. I'm thinking we'll see another drop. :) I really don't see them getting another season out of kate +8.

Sunshine On My Shoulder, I agree, from everything I've read & seen posted, this issue of People certainly does look like kate's "Playboy" spread. She really isn't thinking about her children & I'm sorry, but there is still nothing sexy about kate. Most men I know have been vocal & think that People put her head on someone else's body or airbrushed her body beyond the point of recognition. No one I've spoken to seems to think it's her actual body.

Sunshine On My Shoulder said...

Sheep said: "People put her head on someone else's body or airbrushed her body beyond the point of recognition. No one I've spoken to seems to think it's her actual body."

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I don't know if People went quite that far (putting her head on another body), but they did airbrush the heck out of her body, and did some drastic chopping, performing the digital version of lipo. In the pink swimsuit/running beach shot, her legs are actually on the thin side, her calves are totally shapeless...not at all Kate's legs.

If they did use another body, then they removed the belly button from the other body and relocated it to where Kate's is located...nobody else has a belly button that high!
I'm wondering what she's thinking of gaining from a pseudo-Playboy spread, other than to attract a man. The ironic thing is that her body really doesn't look like that, and I don't think that there's a man alive (at least not a smart one) who couldn't see that, and be turned off by the deception.

Who in the world does she think that she's fooling?

Elizabeth said...

Who in the world does she think that she's fooling?

Kate lied and got away with it so much and so well early on that I think she believes that people still believe her tall tales. As Carrie Ann said, Kate has no self-awareness.

As to who she's really fooling? Herself, Kate Coyne, that one entertainment commentator (huge jerk one), and Baby Mama and her minions. I think everyone else has realized the emperor lost his clothes years ago.

lovetosew said...

Sunshine on my shoulder said...
"If they did use another body, then they removed the belly button from the other body and relocated it to where Kate's is located...nobody else has a belly button that high!"

Actually Kate's belly button is that high as a result of her tummy tuck.

Jane in CA said...

To the person who asked if any of us recall Kate looking lovingly or with a happy smile at any of her children - yes, I do. In fact, I happened to see a clip in my youtube wanderings recently, and it was when Jon and Kate took the kids to a Christmas tree farm. The little ones were indeed little, toddling around, with big wide smiles on their faces.

I think it was Joel who got separated from the bunch and went "wandering" around, camera man right behind him. He squealed with laughter when Jon came from another aisle to scoop him up.

Anyway, during that episode, Kate was shown smiling and laughing, and seeming to enjoy being with her kids. Don't know if she was just giddy from having her dream realized of a television show, or if it was semi for real.

I also remember the episode with one child having an explosive diaper during nap time. Kate made such a huge deal of cleaning it up - that should have been a red flag to me but I didn't notice it at the time. Any mom with even one baby knows that sometimes you're gonna have an explosive diaper. It's not fun, but you don't freak out -- you just clean up the dang mess and get on with it.

I often wonder -- who was watching the other five while Kate gave the 6th one a bath? Was it a full on bath with hair washing? I would have just done a quick dunk to clean the bottom half. Yes, she did finally enjoy a little moment with the baby, but I have a feeling those were too few and too far between.

Snerk said...

Actually Kate's belly button is that high as a result of her tummy tuck.

Her not good looking any more tummy tuck that is. I don't know anyone else with a belly button that misplaced from a tummy tuck.

faline said...

I also didn't buy a copy of People
for the same reasons. If we want the kids to stop being filmed, then we can't make those magazines fly off the shelves.

Rainbow Renee said...

I often wonder -- who was watching the other five while Kate gave the 6th one a bath? Was it a full on bath with hair washing? I would have just done a quick dunk to clean the bottom half

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I believe they were all still in their cribs.

Why bother said...

Kate has had the rare moment captured where she appeared to love her kids, but I can't think of a genuine, non-screechy example since the kids were tiny, as in season 1. She appears to enjoy the cameras much more than her children these days. It's so sad to watch as those kids have come to realize that their mom simply isn't there mentally or emotionally for them. They don't even bother to go to her for comfort and realize they must do something dramatic to get her attention. She is so unpleasant and mercurial that it's frankly not worth trying to get that attention. And if she is wrong about something, as she often is, she is too stubborn, arrogant, and unyielding to budge. To interact with her is often worse than just being ignored by her. Thank goodness they still have Jon

Sunshine On My Shoulder said...

Actually Kate's belly button is that high as a result of her tummy tuck.

I know why her belly button is high. What I was saying (and apparently didn't explain too well) is that I doubt they used ANOTHER PERSON'S body because they would be hard-pressed to find someone else with a belly button that high. If they did use another body, they would have had to relocate (airbrush) the belly button so it would be high, in the same location as Kate's.

If they used another person's body with a belly button in the normal location, nobody would believe it was Kate's body.

Does that make sense? Oh, nevermind!!

Sharla said...

To the person who just sent the question through in comments, please see rules 7 and 16.

Beagles 4 said...

Just a thought. The viewership was probably all the men who wanted to watch Kate's breasts hanging out of her clothing, not to mention her walking on the roof, cleaning windows, in a short skirt. The viewership dropped after the 1st episode when all the men realized that it's still the queen of mean. They got the boob peak and that was enough. Not real anyhow.

I refuse to watch this show especially since she has somehow worked her way into the Monday 9 pm time slot which belongs to Buddy. I can't stand Kate. This show is all about her showing off her body--not her children. Yes, it's still about her.

fidosmommy said...

Re: the Alexis in the bathtub scene.

I don't remember it as such a loving bath time. I thought Kate was scrubbing the child's head quite roughly, and her hair wasn't what was dirty.

I have noticed that Kate is very rough with hairbrushes when she yanks them through the girls' hair in the kitchen. I know it has to hurt, and several times her kids told her it hurt. I also remember when she was scrubbing one child's teeth at the dining table.

I'm not sure Kate has a gentle hand with her children.

Amanda, Iowa said...

I missed this photo in the People magazine! I guess she forgot to use her super creme that day!!!!http://www.thesuperficial.com/kate-gosselin-is-dying-09-2010

36DD said...

I'm thinking Kate is showing more boob for the camera crew, sounds guys and PA's, more than she is doing it for the viewers.

She is surrounded by men. She loves that.

"Hey Clark, Danny and Jeff....looky here....rahrrrrr!"

Hippie Chick said...

The numbers went up!!! AAARRGGHH

This is upsetting. I guess it's too late now, but if there's a next season, maybe people will just stop contributing to her ratings, especially the so called 'haters'. Let's just hope there is NO next season. Step up Jon!

K8STFU said...

I'm with you Hippie Chick.

I cannot believe the numbers are going UP.

Wow! Just wow!!! said...

Who the heck is watching this show? I can't believe the numbers went up this week.

I'm convinced that BM and her crew are running around tuning EVERY TV in the house to TLC so they can keep the ratings up for the Queen (and show us 'jellus' haters that this show is still hot). 'Cause who the else he** cares.

bonehead said...

Perhaps the ratings went a little up , cause they wanted to see if the pic of Kate on People is the same on the show. Or they just wanted to see the kids. Oh, yeah, I checked for next week, K8 is not even on the schedule, sunday through sunday. Perhaps TLC is ready to dump Kate, they do have that show Sister Wifes, the new Quint shows. Kate is becoming too expensive, to keep. And the People mag racks are full of the mag. Borders rack was full. I think People had a loser with this issue.

NotGoodNews said...

That's two weeks in a row the numbers have risen. I guess K8 is not going away easily. I think people are tuning in just to see how awful she is, not thinking about the ratings.

No Sweat said...

Wow! Just wow!!! said...


I'm convinced that BM and her crew are running around tuning EVERY TV in the house to TLC so they can keep the ratings up for the Queen (and show us 'jellus' haters that this show is still hot). 'Cause who the else he** cares.

9/21/2010 6:37 PM


That's just silly. Even if each of them has 5 television sets, BM's 10 cud chewers will only make it go up 50 points.

In actuality, it didn't go up all that much CONSIDERING she just had the cover of People Magazine, in a bikini, and 5-6 page story. If it were anybody else, their ratings would've gone up at least a million if not more, for this week.

I guess she got 300,000 sex offenders excited enough to check out her show this week, with all those bikinis and boob shows she's been displaying lately.

PattyWithNoPity said...

Just being between the last season of LPBW and the new show on multiples is what's causing the SLIGHT rise in numbers...Katie will go down in flames soon!
Who is this show for; who would admit to relating to her non-existent
parenting skills and spending habits?

Can't See Sheep said...

Yes, it did go up a little & that is irritating, but look at all they had to do to get the numbers to rise that tiny bit both weeks. They won't be able to keep up that pace. At this rate kate will have to run away with Steve to Vegas & get married to get a pulse out of it. Inteteresting that the show isn't even on next week. The numbers are nowhere near their former glory, don't fret.

Anonymous said...

It might actually be simply that all of the TLC shows around that time slot draw roughly the same. Look at the ones before and after - almost the same viewer ratings.

I can imagine those lemmings just leaving it on TLC for a few hours.

capslock said...

I'd like to think that I am helping the ratings plummet. I couldn't stand watching Kate but couldn't help not to.

I enjoyed yelling at the TV too much just sitting in shock over Kate's antics.

This season, I haven't watched one episode and it has been wonderful for my mental health. Being KATE FREE is very exhilarating. I just get mad at my Mom that she still feels compelled to watch. I get most of the recaps from her and this site.

I just can't believe she is on yet ANOTHER People cover. Can anyone tell me why or what incredible revelations the article reveals?!

When is this woman going to be off TV for good? And, can someone also tell me about her performance on the Emmys? I missed it.

Thanks!!

Jane in CA said...

For one week, the ratings went back up slightly. No big deal. I'll wait to see if this is a trend or just a fluke. All I know for sure is that Kate can't keep this show much longer.

MareDevon said...

Hmmm...I'm not seeing where the ratings went "up" I see they received a tiny bump, I can't help but think TLC and the shows producers were hoping for at least 1mill+ surge in the ratings, not some measly 0.19 bump. They can only manage 0.6/2 for the heavily prized 18/49 demographic, and the total households(HH)are completely stagnant at 1.0. This show is not long for the air. The bleeding of money to keep it on will get to be too much, if they haven't gone over their cap already. If I'm off by anything, please feel free to correct me!

MareDevon said...

All I know, is at this point, Kate would have to cure AIDS or solve world hunger by the next episode to get these ratings in 'good' condition.

pinkdiamond611 said...

What are the numbers compared to Little People? Remember, LPBW is already canceled. If Kart's numbers are not much higher, then we know something is "fishy".

jasmine said...

Considering the amount of money TLC is paying to keep the show around, the ratings don't look so hot (and neither does the phoney photoshopped, famewhore Kate). By year end, she's done. Sarah Palin will be TLC's new darling.

Pink Lemonade said...

Bonehead said, "Perhaps the ratings went a little up , cause they wanted to see if the pic of Kate on People is the same on the show."

I didn't watch the show. Did Kate wear a bikini in this show so that viewers could compare her body with that in People?

Bubbles said...

pinkdiamond611 said, "What are the numbers compared to Little People? Remember, LPBW is already canceled. If Kart's numbers are not much higher, then we know something is "fishy"."
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Little People Big World (8pm)
- 1.142 million viewers

Little People Big World (8:30pm)
- 1.362 million viewers

Kate Plus 8
- 1.605 million viewers

It would be interesting to see the ratings for "Quints by Surprise". I'd tweet Travis Yanan to find the info if I had a twitter account. He usually tweets people about shows he doesn't list for tvbythenumbers and pifeedback.

faline said...

I believe the last People article on Kate came out in late May (27th) and the resulting letters to the editor came out on June 28th. I may not be 100 percent, but a ball park figure.

Brummygirl said...

The hearing with Mr. Murt is tomorrow, I wonder if that has anything to do with T.L.C. not scheduling Kate+8 next week?
Curioser and curioser!!!

silimom said...

The thing to remember, however, is that while 1.6 million viewers is bad to a network, it's really good for a cable channel like TLC.

Great article: http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/09/17/is-reality-tv-over/

Snippet: But the weaknesses of reality programming on the networks turn out to be strengths on cable. For the most part, cable can't afford to make scripted shows with big stars. It has a lot more than three hours of primetime to fill each day, and it doesn't mind showing reruns of its primetime reality shows during the daytime and throughout the week after each new episode premieres. It doesn't have to worry about the syndication or DVD market, which are gravy.

And what looks like a minuscule audience to a network can be a vast multitude for a cable channel. If 'Top Chef' can keep drawing a couple million viewers per episode (and if it can pull off a feat like upsetting longtime network-bred champ 'The Amazing Race' at the Emmys, as it did last month), then Bravo will keep airing it all week long, spinning it off into similar shows, and keeping Tom Colicchio's knives sharp, even if he asks for more cabbage.

Worksinproduction said...

What you have to remember is that it all turns on the budget for each individual show. The Roloffs are over because they became unprofitable. When this show becomes unprofitable, it will end. It's that simple.

Lorrie said...

Jane in CA said; "I'll wait to see if this is a trend or just a fluke. All I know for sure is that Kate can't keep this show much longer."

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I don't believe Kate nor the kids have been seen filming since the haircuts/shoe shopping. That alone might signal that the show is done.

Sundance Soul said...

The hearing with Mr. Murt is tomorrow, I wonder if that has anything to do with T.L.C. not scheduling Kate+8 next week?

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I doubt it. The hearing is just that -- a hearing. They will be discussing the bill and the importance of its passage. There are no decisions set to be made in the hearing, and there is no vote to be taken on the bill.

Bubbles said...

silimom said...The thing to remember, however, is that while 1.6 million viewers is bad to a network, it's really good for a cable channel like TLC.
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For example, look at the current TLC press releases.

They boasted that they beat their cable competition with the most programming, 17 shows averaging 1.1 million viewers.

If you look at the 5 recent shows that got renewed, they had an average between 1.1 - 1.4 million viewers, with the exception of "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant".


The Duggars got a ratings of 1.3+ million viewers for 9/21. I doubt they'll be up for the chopping block.


Excluding the outcome of the two hearings, I wouldn't be surprised if they renew Kate Plus 8 (especially if they are still getting sponsors). None of the other HOM families have been able to garner or replicate those ratings thus far.

If push came to shove, do you think Kate would accept a substantial pay cut just to keep her show (if she receives no more tv offers)?

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Jane in CA said....
Lorrie said....

Regarding future K+8 episodes: now that all the children are in school fulltime and they see Jon as per the custody schedule, I wonder how much time is left for filming? I figure not much as it would be incredibly sad if filming for TLC took precedence over the kids seeing their father. But with limited time available for filming, how many new episodes there will be this season?

Sundance Soul said...

Excluding the outcome of the two hearings, I wouldn't be surprised if they renew Kate Plus 8 (especially if they are still getting sponsors).

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The hearing was held this morning. Nothing is going to be done on the bills until they reconvene in early January.

bonehead said...

The thing is if viewers tuned in to the show after the People cover, 1. to see even in other clothes, ones body does not change that much, in fact other clothes enhances the body, you know perky boobs, not ones that sag, a small waist, which Kate has a tree trunk figure. Smooth even skin, NOT. It would not take someone long to figure out that the People cover was photo-shopped. 2. her interaction as we know or non-interaction with her kids. Remember Valerie Bertilli, when she was in a bikini, on People cover and they showed the photoshoot on ET, she looked the same. Nothing was enhanced, and she looks good in every pic I've seen of her, whether in bikini or regular clothes. There is nothing fake about her. Though I think they tuned in to see how much the kids have changed from last years school episode. If anything.

Hippie Chick said...

silimon said...

The thing to remember, however, is that while 1.6 million viewers is bad to a network, it's really good for a cable channel like TLC.


Actually, I read that 4 million viewers is a good number of viewers for cable, so Kate getting 1.6 mil. is not so good. 4 mil. for network TV is a low number however. Kate is on the low low end. How TLC can justify her ratings is beyond me!

Anna said...

"How TLC can justify her ratings is beyond me!"

They justify her ratings because most of the shows they are renewing have LOWER ratings.

http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/09/15/tlc-renews-say-yes-to-the-dress-atlanta-and-four-other-shows/

'Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta' has averaged 1.3 million viewers

'Four Weddings' was seen by 1.3 million viewers

'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant' has averaged around 1 million viewers

'Strange Sex' averaged 1.2 million viewers

'Toddlers & Tiaras'has averaged around 1.4 million viewers

If they cancel Kate+8, it will not be because of ratings.

justisntworthit said...

The way I see it, TLC isnt fairing very well in the ratings department with ANY of their most watched/promoted programming. I would hardly consider Kate + 8 a ratings 'success' considering the fact that the Kate + 8 ratings have consistently fallen in the category of 'norm' as compared to TLC's other programs but probably the most costly, highest paid, and promoted of them all.

Anne said...

Even though the other TLC renewed shows are right around Kate's average ratings, they have to be so much cheaper to produce. They are not paid $250,000 per episode like Kate, they don't require bodyguards like Kate and family, they don't require the constant travel expenses it must cost to get Kate and her entourage to film in Alaska, NC, NYC, etc., and they don't require the legal fees TLC spends keeping Kate on the air fighting things like the Pennsylvania child reality protection bill.

It will all come down to numbers. When the show isn't profitable it will be gone.

Sharla said...

TLC's Sister Wives...
- 2.256 million viewers
- 1.5/3 HH
- 1.0/3 A18-49

Sharla said...

Little People Big World (8pm)
- 1.069 million viewers
- 0.7/1 HH
- 0.4/1 A18-49

Terrible episode I thought.

Kia Ora said...

MHO-I think everyone has had a guts full of the so called "reality" shows. They have worn their welcome out. People would prefer to see some family together watching shows. Like DWTS. I would find this to be true by the audience tally. Of course there's no one in higher quarters running these channels with half a brain.

Maude said...

http://www.metrowny.com/blogs/archives/573-Kate_Gosselin_and_Kate_Plus_8_not_canceled_yet_but_on_last_leg_according_to_sources.html

At least one more episode.

TLC seems to have lots of trouble with reality. The ratings are never going back to good numbers. Most people no longer care.

Is it cancelled? said...

Is Kate Plus 8 cancelled? It's not on TLC schedule. Is it really cancelled? It sounds too good to be true. I can't not believe it.

Kate doesn't have a waist said...

The ratings will only go lower because kids are getting older.

I remember at one point there's a lot of comments on that kids are very mean to each other and the younger girls talk just like Kate. Next thing you know, you don't see the girls talking rudely anymore. I bet TLC staffers read the comments and decided they had to make the kids look good by editing out their bad behaviors. It's just so fake. I am so not convinced at all.

ChurchMouse said...

"Kia Ora said...

MHO-I think everyone has had a guts full of the so called "reality" shows. They have worn their welcome out..."

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I don't have cable, just the good old rabbit ears for broadcast stations. Often I get phone calls from the local cable company, asking if I want to get cable.

I make a point of letting them know that I am not going to subscribe because I don't want to pay for "reality shows", which are non-union and exploit people for money.

I find this "entertainment" so abhorrent that I choose to vote with my pocketbook--and I also don't watch "reality shows" on broadcast either, just like I wouldn't cross a picket line.

Carol in Pittsburgh said...

Denise said...

Maybe she could seek work at Wernersville State Hospital. It's VERY close to the house.
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LOL Denise, can you imagine her working in a mental hospital? I would think that she should be committed there instead. Actually, I CAN picture that.

anotherthing... said...

Im so bored by Kart and this saga that I havent been at this site or taken note of anything related to her in months.

Which, honestly, hasnt been hard. I havent seen her much of anywhere. A few mag coveres in the supermarket lines a while back...? Laughable ones if I remember correctly. Stop embarassing yourself!


Oh!- And a great comment from Joan Rivers around Emmy time about her looking like afool on the red carpet. Something about Kart needing to go home and learn the names of her kids and stop making a fool of herself.

But seriously. My break has been nice.

The whole saga is sad and just like watching a live Lifetime Movie of the Week at this point.

stopthemadness said...

Barbra says
A smart production company would have noticed on June 6 that things were not good in kateland. The ratings showed it right away, with the kids 3.4 mil./without the kids 3.0 mil. That suggested to me that people have NO interest in HER and are just willing to watch her when the kids are involved.
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Not sure how you come up with 3 million viewers = NO ONE wants to watch Kate.

3 million people are hardly no one.

It's still double what they need to beat many reality shows. A meager jump to 3.4M viewers when the kids are on proves the exact opposite of what you claim - it seems that the vast majority DO want to watch just Kate, and only about 15% increase tune in for the kids.

Even 1.6 beats many shows.

However, the number of viewers isn't the whole story,. It's a matter of how much it COSTS to shoot the show, and what kind of response they get from SPONSORS.

We saw a huge decline after all the write ins to the sponsors, sponsors pulled out. That's one key element.

Kate's greed is another. She negotiated a larger chunk for herself after their banner show with over ten million viewers, around the fake wedding. She is now some kind of producer, remember? So she isn't just being paid to be an ass, she gets paid to come up with stupid ideas for the show, which we can all see are not that creative.

And, you simply cannot justify paying her the big sweet dollars as if she were this huge draw of ten million viewers when she's down to 1.6M. That's still good for reality tv on cable but not good enough to justify a contract like what she has. Other reality shows with similar ratings pay the "stars" far less.

Her ratings are down, her price tag is up, and if the hoopla would die down a bit more I think TLC would can her act and replace it with as little care or concern for her or her kids loss of income as they did when they trashed her kids' lives and destroyed Jon's reputation and their marriage.

If you gotta see high order multiples, watch the show with the Guatemalan family - at least the mom is cute and nice. Ignore Kate Plus Eight, and anything else she appears on, and TLC will take care of the rest.

Brummygirl said...

Let Kate have her little show. There are enough stupid people that will want to watch it. She has to support those kids somehow.
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Regarding Kate having to support the kids I beg to differ....Jon is also in the equation of supporting, plus she has earned enough money over the years to have a pretty stable living for years..if..and it is a big IF she has done that and not spent it all on herself.
People may watch, but t.v. stations may not be willing to pay out for the minority of people to enjoy Kate's cackle and drivel.

barnaby said...

Good. Lowest every and barely about TLC's average for all of their shows.

Absence did NOT make the heart grow fonder.

Ms. Smarty Pants said...

The ratings indicate that we are not the only ones who aren't watching.
I hope Kate has saved some of that money the kids have worked so hard to make.
She can always move into BM's duplex rental.

bonehead said...

They took K8 off the schedule again. I also don't think Twisted Kate will ever see the light of day. I also don't think K8s' appearance on Palins show will ever air either. If Palins people(producer) is smart, put distance between Kate and Palin. JMO

couch potato said...

I think Kate's show will die a slow painful death. First it will be moved to a different time slot when most people are busy, and then they will just have different advertisers --ones that pay less money for the commercials.
Then her show will be competing with the paid advertising in the middle of the night.

Maybe she'll do a tidy-bowl commercial.

The Roloffs have a large network of friends, family, and others. They'll be just fine.

Kate is alone and has nobody. I'm sure she will just hang onto her show like a rat clings to a sinking ship.

ella's mum said...

If the 2 tups being expelled story is false, I think she would have been on today this morning, mopping up her tears with Meredith moaning about how the lies are upsetting her and and her kids! or there would be school run pics of her and ALL the kids on Radar this morning.

I finally feel like the truth is coming out.

captain bj said...

Sorry if this has been discussed, but....
I was in the grocery store earlier and happened to catch her face in a small square on lower edge of a magazine cover. Anyway,the article was about, "Kate: off the Air" The writer says that the future of Kate plus Eight is unclear, but the new show is cancelled. Sounds like the show that might be on at the end of November could have been shot much earlier (hence the talk of a "Halloween show" or something else already filmed, but not shown yet. That would be more evidence of the end of Kate's dance with tv. We can always hope. The ratings have "plummeted" without Jon, according to the article.

TandLMommy28 said...

I really wonder what on earth is causing TLC to keep Kate around. If she's not pulling viewers, why don't they just dump her show? It happens all the time. I seriously would love to know what is going on behind closed doors to keep them promoting her.

Chris said...

My fox philly has a short story the school issues and on the halloween episode and says the last special had ratings of 1.3 million, not sure if they were referring to Nov 7th or last night?

silimom said...

Is it me, or have all the other multiple shows gone off the air? I don't really watch TLC so I don't know but I haven't seen them advertised as I flip through the channels.

As for Kate's longevity, when the numbers on DWTS shot up while she was on and she was credited with revitalizing the show, I have read on other sites that TLC resigned her to a contract good through 2012.

I don't know if that is true or not. If it is, they may be trying to recoup as much money as they can by continuing to film.

And while the ratings are declining, she still drew in 1.3 million during the last show, and as has been shared here before, that's actually rather decent as far as TLC is concerned. They are obviously still able to sell advertising for her show.

So I don't think the show is going anywhere any time soon and they will continue to air these "specials".

dustilies said...

I agree, sillimom.

Soooo depressing.

Anecdotally, an informal discussion with my college students today (75 souls), confirms our impression that one hardcore element of viewership is teenage girls, who are actually more interested in the dynamics of the marriage and divorce than the kids themselves.

Like I've said so many times before, I clearly have no future as a reality tv exec. I would have stopped backing this horse right after the divorce.

Amy B said...

Wow, Hawaii Five 0, same time, east coast got 7 m viewers. Even the footballs games did extemely well.

I don't know, but I'll just bet that if(very big if) there is another show of K8, that TLC will not spend to go first class, no way. Somewhere in that contract it must say that "if the viewship is under 2 m or less, then flying, hotels, drop down to "drive yourself to the airport, pack your own lunches, no free bee shopping either"....probably how to feed the chickens in the Winter.

Saw an old you tube of when the kids were tiny and Jon and Kate seemed to really love each other. What in the world happened to them. Did Hollywood and the possiblity of being a big Hollywood Star really have Kate believe it was a fantasy all about her? and that would last forever?everything has a season.

Oh she didn't, well call Jake Pavelka, he is lucky if he can fly 3 days a week now for a commuter carrier and that is the truth. His 15 min of fame took a while, but guess what, they ended, don't even hear about Vienna either.

They all dissolve, they do, just like people who win the Emmys each year for a few years, then guess what, no one ever hears from them again. See, it is a fastasy life Kate, not a lifetime career, not in that business. You should have kept Jon, been nice to him and created a Brand under both of your names, not just all about YOU. Everyone suffered. Hope it was all worth it, especially as the Lancaster professor said, "having 6 premature children leaves children with learning, reading, perception, etc., disabilities and require a lot of work, patience, and love from your parents.

Kate, those ET reporters/coorespondents? Worked hard, got a degree in journalism/communication, worked for local radio shows, then a local TV show, then wham, make it big and get on National TV: ET. No one is making way for you, but in that fantasy business, sure they will wrap their arms around you and pretend they like you, BUT Kate, they ain't making room for you. No they are gonna dump you too.

then maybe you will go home and work with those children.

Oh who was it that asked about the store clerks being told not to speak to Kate unless spoken to and they did not believe us?

Well, read about her loneliness today on the other web sites. She wonders why she is lonely? She can only see her face in the mirrow, doesn't even see the children in looking in the mirror with her. Sad

Katykat said...

Well....it looks like 29,000 people got a little smarter in the last three weeks and didn't watch. :)

pinkdiamond611 said...

I think the fact that the ratings keep sinking despite the fact that it followed the Sarah Palin show doesn't not bode well for the Kart. People see her and click off the t.v.

Nina said...

Isn't that the greatest thing? People are bored with Kate and have moved on. TLC will have to also soon.

Jane in CA said...

Oh who was it that asked about the store clerks being told not to speak to Kate unless spoken to and they did not believe us?

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You may be referring to me, as I did post a comment in response to someone's post that indicated that store clerks would face being fired if they dared speak about a visit by Kate to their establishment. I didn't call bullshit on that remark; I merely shared that in my own community growing up, we had celebrities visit local stores often (Wine Country area of California).

Many stories circulated after each visit, and people who were there (either as clerks or other shoppers) told their friends, who then told their friends, and so on.

I merely thought it was highly unlikely that any store manager could stop an employee from telling friends or posting online about an actual experience with Kate in the store. It's human nature to gossip and share. No disrespect was intended, but I did find it curious that supposedly clerks in the area where Kate lives are under penalty of job loss should they dare talk about her shopping in their store.

As to Kate feeling lonely - what she is missing is not companionship of family and friends - that never meant a thing to her anyway, just a means to an end. No, what she is lonely for is the bright camera lights, the red carpet, being on the cover of magazines, etc. When she says she is lonely and sad, that's probably more along the lines of what she's talking about.

logical said...

this should be a wake up call for TLC. 2 MILLION people turned off their tv after Sarah and left and didnt watch kate....very telling indeed...Sarah Palin s fortunes are improving on TLC. Sarah Palin’s Alaska delivered 3.5 million viewers Sunday night, rising 17% at the conclusion of the holiday weekend. » Full Story on nation.foxnews.com

SmileyGrl752 said...

captain bj said...

Sorry if this has been discussed, but....
I was in the grocery store earlier and happened to catch her face in a small square on lower edge of a magazine cover. Anyway,the article was about, "Kate: off the Air" The writer says that the future of Kate plus Eight is unclear, but the new show is cancelled. Sounds like the show that might be on at the end of November could have been shot much earlier (hence the talk of a "Halloween show" or something else already filmed, but not shown yet. That would be more evidence of the end of Kate's dance with tv. We can always hope. The ratings have "plummeted" without Jon, according to the article.

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Really? What magazine was it? (I hope it's not People!)