Kate Plus 8 Viewers

April 4   - 1.306 million viewers
April 11 - 1.214 million viewers  down 7%
April 18 - 0.874 million viewers  down 28% down 33% from April 4
May 2    - 0.681 million viewers down 22% down 48% from April 4
June 6   -1.214 million viewers  
June 13 -1.434 million viewers                                  
               -1.297 million viewers
June 20 -0.938 million viewers down 28% from April 4
June 27 -1.000 million viewers

164 comments:

capslock said...

I know Kate would want to stay on the air even if there were only 102 people watching.

Is it possible that TLC will renew for one more season @ 1.2M even though that is NOT a lot?

I would think the elaborate trips would cease because the production costs, staff, camera crew, etc. on top of all of Kate's all paid for expenses would be way over budget and there is no longer a great profit margin?

It seems like the Roloff family was not a great expense to TLC but they are cancelled now. I barely watched but don't recall expensive trips and hotel stays every other week.

If anyone knows about the reality of so-called reality TV please let me know.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

I foresee the numbers dropping lower after the New Zealand trip. How many people want to watch Kate and her brood grocery shop? How credible will her 1/4 million dollar paycheck for volunteering go over?

Tami said...

buh-bye Kate?

Sharla said...

Matt's statement about the ending of their show was his PR spin on what insiders have said was TLC's cancellation. TLC liked him and let him spin the end however he wished.

Jane in CA said...

What I read about the Roloffs' cancellation was that their viewership dropped into the same range as Kate+8 is right now. First their travel budget was slashed, then they were not renewed for another season. As Sharla said, TLC graciously allowed Matt Roloff to spin the end of their show as if it were a mutual decision, and to hint at a possible spin off for the twins. Neither was accurate. And that's that - Roloffs off the air and no one expressing interest in any of them for a spin off show.

I'm sure Kate tries hard not to think about this scenario, but she should - it's her future. No spin off shows for her, and none for any of the kids either. I think the best scenario (for Kate and her wallet) is that TLC may offer her several hour-long specials (two to three) across the year. Maybe. Or not.

My guess is TLC is actively looking for new shows to replace their former star. She's yesterday's news.

Karen said...

What I find interesting is this: Kate and her kids show up no where in my TLC On Demand schedule (and hasn't for 6 months or more). Kind of odd considering the show had these 2 new episodes coming up.

I think TLC is done with her.

kinman said...

I agree that once the New Zealand show is over, and they start showing the grocery store episodes and dentist appointments etc..viewers will tune out in droves. And just the fact that it used to be on once every few months is alot different than a weekly series, and people will soon get bored. There are too many other shows to watch right now. So the ratings will probably drop, although it might take a few weeks.

barbee said...

Puhleez tlc, there IS NO show with ANY of the gosselins! She is just too disgusting to watch do anything and the kids are just juvenile and annoying (almost 7 aint the neatest age for organized anything). Watching kids squirm around on the interview seat, repeating each other and making inane remarks is not entertainment. Your $$$$$$ would be much better spent if you made the show an 'actual' travel show rather than the kate-o-rama traveling circus they have now. The gosselins have been GIVEN quite enough, move on to some really deserving people. You know, like family of deployed military people rather than family of a man kicked out by the matriarch who used him to get her $$$$$$ makers and then tossed him aside to further her bankrolling ways.

mama mia said...

Well at least she'll have twitter fans to keep her company once the show is cancelled.

readerlady said...

Hooray! Headed in the right direction. Keep getting the word out about this freak show diva and pretty soon the viewer numbers will be well below 1M.

Exhausted said...

I know nothing about ratings. This decline can't be good, but it also seems to be a steady one million plus that she can bring in. Is that enough to keep it around if they cut some costs, or is this the excuse they are looking for to dump someone who is probably difficult to handle (and very expensive)?

I don't pity Kate (at all!), but I do really wonder how the heck she'll manage without TLC taking care of everything for her. I think they have been making every decision for her over the last few years, and I think almost every hired person in Kate's life (PR team, lawyer, bodyguard/booby hatch preventer, childcare, cleaners, etc etc) has come from them. She will not fare well without their protection, and she never could foresee that this day would come. She will still want the attention that comes from appearances and interviews, but it will be a different story when she no longer has the backing to make her usual demands. Unfortunately for her children, she is going to crumble without the network. The company that she tossed everyone aside for will now toss her aside without one bit of remorse for her children.

A family and husband would come in handy now, wouldn't it?

Philadelphia Worker said...

I made a difference. I completely forgot about the show. The first week was so boring. How many times do you listen to Kate's voice saying "I can't or screaming at the kids at the top of her lungs with a sccreeching?"

"Yell at Cara to go to the bus while the kid cried and begged to watch those firewords, especially Cara who never talks on camera".....so rare for this child to even change facial expressions since her father left. This child was begging her for something. Does she not understand how hard that is to watch and listen to? At her age, to be heard on camera and possibly made a joke of at school. This was something she wanted badly.

Kate is about screaming, yelling, being mean, disciplining, and thinking she is the Engine that keeps your family together.
It does not come across as a mother who feels she must work to save her children. Those children were the workers/show, just their smiles made that show, just their first steps, all the firsts. Now it is about your firsts: you in bikinis, you insulting people in Australia, you making fun of the natives, you pretending you wanted to be in the ocean in a shark cage, you in NY for your birthday with hair extensions, you posing in an alley in a mini skirt, you in jeans that were too small/tight, you about returning to your 20s, not about the kids anymore.You and your life as a single mother of 8. Only problem? You are almost 40.

Don't let the door hit you in that flat butt and boobs.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Matt's statement about the ending of their show was his PR spin on what insiders have said was TLC's cancellation. TLC liked him and let him spin the end however he wished."

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K8G's spin on the demise of K+8 show will be, characteristically, ALL ABOUT HER. Her spin will somehow paint her as a saintly mom who, ONLY FOR HER BELOVED CHILDREN, opted out of the show on their behalf, even though she was loving every minute. Saintly, Martyr K8G.

Whatever she comes up with, we will surely be able to file it away under "fiction".

chesterctymom said...

My guess is Khatie Cry-der will get back on the church circut...admit that she got caught up and lost focus...and then she'll pa$$ the plate...

Jane in California said...

I hope that at least some of the churches that invited Jon & Kate to speak in the past will have learned their lesson, and not have Kate back around again with her hand out! Forgiveness is a good thing - if there are any church members who feel they were taken, I hope they can find forgiveness in their hearts. But it would be a doggone shame if pastors still acted as if Kate G. was a good person and one worthy of speaking to their parishoners about anything.

Connie R. said...

No TV show lasts forever, and reality TV shows have notoriously short shelf lives, especially if we're talking about the same people and not just the same concept with different people (eg Big Brother, Amazing Race, etc). This is the same format, same people.

So it's bound to end and all signs point to it ending this year. TLC is not a charity and those ratings, plus the fact that they are steadily dropping, is not good.

The twittering thing was such an obviously desperate PR move that hasn't panned out. If anything, I think everyone but her most hardcore fans are starting to realize she really DOESN'T do anything with the kids. There's no way you can twitter 100+ times a day and get much of anything done, much less take care of a huge house, eight kids, a dog, chickens, meal prep, etc.

When She Played Her Charade said...

My guess is Khatie Cry-der will get back on the church circut...admit that she got caught up and lost focus...and then she'll pa$$ the plate...

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It will never happen. For her to do that, she would have to give up the hooker clothing and shoes, and dress like a normal person. She would have to give up the lifestyle of the rich and famous. That would never happen. She can't get back to the church, pleading poverty while at the same time taking limos to New York. Everyone is "on" to her now, and know that she's not to be believed.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

"As Sharla said, TLC graciously allowed Matt Roloff to spin the end of their show as if it were a mutual decision"

(((((((((

TLC "gracious?" I'm not buying it. I'd sooner believe Matt's story that he decided not to renew the contract than to believe anything that TLC said. TLC is all about TLC. When has it ever shown an ounce of empathy for anyone or anything?

Jane in California said...

So it's bound to end and all signs point to it ending this year. TLC is not a charity and those ratings, plus the fact that they are steadily dropping, is not good.
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Exactly -- sooner or later (and I still predict sooner), Kate Plus 8 will not be renewed. Same thing will happen to the Duggars, and to Cake Boss, and on and on. Eventually, the shows become stale and the network, always on the look-out for the next big break out show, will turn their attention and money elsewhere.

Ace of Cakes was a good show, but they were dropped. No spin offs in the works apparently.

Why would a show about an aging lazy divorcee and her 8 sad-looking kids be any different?

I think if Kate can continue to pull in around 1.3 million viewers each episode, she could be renewed another year. But if those numbers dip down to 1.0 mill or less, she better start clipping coupons and paying double mortgage payments!

so sick of her said...

It's great to hear that the rating have dropped. I do not feel any pity or sorry for Kate. She made the choice to stay on TV, when Jon wanted off. From her own words: if anyone of the family wanted to stop the show they would stop. Well she did not, which makes her a liar. Kate made enough money, and does not have to work the rest of her life. If she has a good Financial Advisior, who took care of the money she got all these years, she would be sitting pretty now, but I don't think she was that smart, and has been blowing the money, and if she has not, then she has been lying to the public and Jon about where the money has gone or what she really has. TLC has paid for almost everything, she she kept $212,500(her share) of that $250,000, the rest was split between 8 kids, I have reason to believe that Kate takes out of the kids portion to pay for school, and all their expenses. And the child support she gets from Jon goes right in her account, not her kids account(the child support she can do what ever she wants with it). There are people out there living on $25,000 or less with some having 4 or more kids and they survive. Kate wants the fame/celeb status and that will never happen. She was give on a gold platter many chances and blew it. She had the chance to do so much with the show, but fame went to head and it became about her, as it will always be. Changing now is too late!

Barb said...

Mama Mia said: Well at least she'll have twitter fans to keep her company once the show is cancelled.

Has anyone noticed the staggering number of her tweets? She must be spending every waking minute twittering - she seems to be holding a constant back and forth twittering session with her fans, all day long.

Ravello said...

TLC has to be concerned with the trending down, down, down. I hpe this means she is going, going, gone soon. Haughty Kate may finally be humbled. No one talks or writes about this show anymore, I didn't even think about it Monday night. I'd rather watch Bethenny. People stopped talking about Kate at the beauty shop, they don't mention Kate at coffee klatches or in the workplace.

so sick of her said...

I do believe that next mondays shows rating will fall even more. I checked to see what is also on at the time K8 is on. And: 20/20 is doing a William & Kate special, one of the cable stations is doing a William & Kate movie, Fiddler on the Roof is on etc. So which do you think people will watch: K8 or William & Kate. I'm watching the LATTER. A royal wedding coming or an entitled, crying, all about me, etc mother of 8, on yet another vacation. Smart people will be watching 20/20 or the movie or Hawaii 5 O etc.

just dwindle away said...

It breaks my heart to think of Kate flapping her fingers in the faces of those little children when they come to her, with that silly teenaged phone glued to her hand. "Leave me alone, cant you see mommy is WORKING!"

She somehow thought tweeting was instant messaging. That's not what it is Katie, and like everything else in your life, you are doing it all wrong and dont even know it. You are making a fool of yourself, again. Not one single person on the planet earth tweets once every 2 minutes for 16 hours straight, let alone a 36 year old woman who complains non stop about being "too busy and too exhausted" and having to 'everything by myself'.

fidosmommy said...

I think I'll watch Fiddler on the Roof next Monday. Thanks for the
heads-up on that!

Rainbow68 said...

I'm really surprised that the ratings have gone down so quickly. I had thought that even if the show was cancelled, there would probably be once or twice a year specials because people would want to tune in to see the kids. Well, it was months between the last Kate and last week's debut and the numbers are awful. I think it really is about over. I don't expect another season.

Brummygirl said...

I believe she is at 14 and one half minutes now.
If she is trying to drum up support by tweeting, consider the source..they are probably teenagers in Sheeple training.
At the final *hurrah* of her so called *career*, she will forget all her pleas for talk shows, a star in Hollywood and claim she has quit because it is "all for the kids and they have now decided it is enough!".
She will never, ever, admit that she turned off man and beast with her mean spirit.
She may make a final appearance in a show in the future..."Whatever Happened To?"........

Tami said...

The gosselins have been GIVEN quite enough, move on to some really deserving people. You know, like family of deployed military people rather than family of a man kicked out by the matriarch who used him to get her $$$$$$ makers and then tossed him aside to further her bankrolling ways.
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I agree they are given way too much. However, we are a military family and my husband just deployed for a year, but I wouldn't want anything from TLC. The only way TLC would do anything for someone is if they can use that family to give them ratings. It's just not worth it. And I'm tired of the tv networks picking and choosing who will get their money--and it has to be someone controversial with a good story to tell. It may not be a popular opinion because everyone seems to love the show, but I don't want to watch Extreme Makeover and seeing one family get a big mansion (and I have my doubts they can even keep UP those mansions), instead of 100 families being helped on a smaller scale. In other words, call me selfish but I don't want to tune in and see another military family get showered in wealth and gifts for a tv show and would rather see many families being quietly helped.

so sick of her said...

Tami, I agree with you. It would be better if Extreme Makeover hooked up with Habitat for Humanity, and got a nearby community to help build/ rehab homes for people. Or help a community rehab some home in their community. I don't watch that show anymore cause I can't stand that Ty guy always yelling. As for Kate too little too late. Kate is tweeting way too much info. It will come back to bite her. Cause she has a poor memory.

barbee said...

Tami, you were reading what I was actually meaning to say, SHARE with LOTS of deserving families rather than showering it all on one (especially, in this case, one so UNDERSERVING)! Sort of like my feeling about Oprah giving gift after gift to that one audience each year. Why not spread it out over all year, can't each person be thrilled with one of her very nice gifts?

As far as Monday night, I have to color my hair and do my nails (unique concept, Katie, I DO IT MYSELF), pack more stuff for my upcoming move, read another book. What I DON'T have to do is torture myself with more of her and her vanity, rudeness, bad attitude, boobs hanging out, awkward hand gestures, mangleification of the English language, childISH (for once 'ish' in a word where it actually belongs) anyway, childish behavior on the part of a middle aged mother of 8 unfortunate kids, selfishness, greediness, HUGE air of entitlement (now transferred to her kids through her great mother figure skills)... and on and on and on...

Tami said...

Tami, you were reading what I was actually meaning to say, SHARE with LOTS of deserving families rather than showering it all on one (especially, in this case, one so UNDERSERVING)!
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The key being Quietly helping people though. TLC would never do anything they can't make a buck off of.

mama mia said...

Nor will Kate do anything she can't make a buck off. Her twitter fans are asking about koala rescue missions and she's got nothing. She is pimping the episode on the food bank but again has nothing. She personally won't write a cheque or make a donation.

Pony said...

So sick of her - There is a good reason that Extreme Makeover won't team up with Habitat for Humanity to build or rehab a house for someone - or lots of someones. Habitat doesn't give people houses. Habitat partners with families who put in a minimum of 400 hours of work on first someone else's house and then on their own. Habitat then sells the houses to the partner family at 0% interest. Extreme Makeover gives people the houses. No drama with Habitat - just a lot of good people working together too build affordable housing for people.

SuzF said...

Thought of the (inevitable) cancelation of Kate's show when I heard that ABC is canceling All My Children after 40+ years. If a show with that steady an audience can get canceled, anything can.

Buddy The Elf said...

Circling the drain hopefully ...

The Twitter thing is ridiculous. The woman can barely put a sentence together without sounding like a Valley Girl of the 80s. It's also more self worship.
"I am cooking this look at me."
"I want to travel here and there for free look at me."
"I figured out Twitter my kids will be proud of me."

Bleh.

Give it up lady. All this stupid effort on yourself would be better spent in quality time with your kids. Look how old they are already you missed their early years self absorbing!

Fool.

Charlez said...

Pony said...
So sick of her - There is a good reason that Extreme Makeover won't team up with Habitat for Humanity to build or rehab a house for someone - or lots of someones. Habitat doesn't give people houses. Habitat partners with families who put in a minimum of 400 hours of work on first someone else's house and then on their own. Habitat then sells the houses to the partner family at 0% interest. Extreme Makeover gives people the houses. No drama with Habitat - just a lot of good people working together too build affordable housing for people.

4/14/2011 5:56 PM

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Something I NEVER realized was that the houses were not "given" to the families. Two families that were on the show lost those homes because they couldn't pay the mortgage! How helpful was that????

so sick of her said...

Ok, After the NZ trip, K8 is not on. TLC is doing a night of William & Kate and anything royal family. The following week is Holy Easter week, most kids are off. That will make her ratings tank more. This Monday 20/20 is doin their Royal Family at 9pm. With the wedding coming up , all those shows on the Royals will be very popular. Kate can kiss any thing she does good-bye for ratings. Perhaps TLC planned that.

Brummygirl said...

So sick of her said:

This Monday 20/20 is doin their Royal Family at 9pm. With the wedding coming up , all those shows on the Royals will be very popular. Kate can kiss any thing she does good-bye for ratings.
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Kate versus Kate....no contest, Class wins over Crass!!!

Tami said...

This Monday 20/20 is doin their Royal Family at 9pm. With the wedding coming up , all those shows on the Royals will be very popular. Kate can kiss any thing she does good-bye for ratings.
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Kate versus Kate....no contest, Class wins over Crass!!!
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I'd like to see the wedding but the last thing I'd want to see is a Barbara Walters interview about anything,and they are kind of over-doing the royal family lately. Still, there are lots more things to watch than Kate squealing on a building : )

Tami said...

Ok, After the NZ trip, K8 is not on. TLC is doing a night of William & Kate and anything royal family.
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Smart thinking on their part. They know many will be tuning into various channels to watch the royal coverage. It would look bad if Kate's ratings go way down. They'd have to finally think for a change and make the decision to send her packing! Shows what length they will go to in order to make her look sucessful!

ego booster said...

I don't know... some people may check out Kate plus 8 rather than Kate Middleton. The latter is gorgeous, classy, and destined to be royal. Watching the dippy Gosselin is like watching an episode of Intervention. You think to yourself that in comparison, I'm doing much better. Compared to Kate G, I feel like a wonderful mother, a kind person, highly intelligent and well schooled. I am so thrilled not to be a plastic, overly made up, and sorry, Kate, overweight mother trying desperately to look young only to have it backfire. Now I am NOT perfect, obviously. But Kate Gosselin has a way of making me feel pretty damn good just by being her pitiful self

Jennifer said...

I dislike Kate just as much as any normal person who sees her in action, but come on, calling her overweight is just a little bit ridiculous. She isn't overweight. If she is what people consider to be overweight, then I must look like a hippo because I am so much bigger than Kate. We can call her many things( a bad mother, a narcissist, a horrible linguist, etc, etc.)but calling her overweight is just silly and petty.

The Bunny Trail said...

Jennifer said...

I dislike Kate just as much as any normal person who sees her in action, but come on, calling her overweight is just a little bit ridiculous.

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You're right about that. I see her quite often, and she is anything but overweight. In fact, her face has gotten thinner (almost gaunt), and while her legs never will be super skinny, she most definitely is not overweight. Over-tanned, yes; hair over-processed, yes; over-dressed, yes; but not overweight.

CrateKate said...

You're right about that. I see her quite often, and she is anything but overweight. In fact, her face has gotten thinner (almost gaunt), and while her legs never will be super skinny, she most definitely is not overweight.

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I am just curious about something. She seems to be dieting all the time and exercising, but the only thing that seems to get thinner is her face and her arms. She still looks very thick, wide and untoned to me. Her trunk, waist, hips and legs look overweight and she does not look toned like other runners I see. I am sure this is just her build and there is nothing she can do about it. Does she look thinner and toned in person? Just curious as it seems she can look heavy one day and thin the next.

Kate lies said...

TLC's average prime-time viewership for March 28 to April 4 was only 810,000. No wonder Kate still looks tolerable to them. They used to average over 950,000 in prime-time.

TLC=Trending Lower Channel said...

Gee, I wonder if the overall drop in TLC viewers just might have something to do with peoples' overall disgust with the network? Many including myself no longer watch anything on there because of Khate.

boo yah said...

I hope this weeks low ratings is a sign to TLC. Let My People Go(or Let The G8 GO)

what's the deal? said...

CrateKate, you're right about Kate's build. Even when she was heavy, she always was thin from the non-waist up. I think she has dieted and exercised and lipo'd herself as much as possible and is skinny up top and much thinner than she used to be down below. Remember when those legs resembled tree trunks; much thinner. But the weird thing is how different she looks from day to day. I don't know if it's the lighting, body makeup or airbrushing (my guess) but in some pictures her bottom half looks pretty normal, besides the scars. Other times, it is obvious that she has tremendous stretchmarks, saggy excess skin from lipo, and horrible cellulite. And for all that alleged running, you're right she does not look toned as she should; genetics plus maybe she doesn't actually run '5-6 miles, 4-5 days a week' or '5-6 miles, 6 days a week' or whatever she's claiming this week. I dunno. Everything about her is fake or a lie, and she is vain enough to have a personal pap who will airbrush her pictures for her.

Joanne said...

Its about freaking time that number went below a million. Put this woman out to pasture already. Geesh TLC.

Jennifer said...

So glad to see her numbers dropping. Under a million now! Tick tock, tick tock.

Amy too said...

Kate is very thin. She is.

I posted before that she has broad shoulders, toned look to her, very big bazooms for her build and then from the back, when you look at her, you can see that. She looks chunky.

From ankle to knee, very short for her leg. Her ankles are not shapely.

In heels and a short skirt,looking at her from the front, you see the big bazooms, small waist/hips, no real long legs, just these short stumpy looking legs from ankle (very cankle ish)to knee and then the thigh, which is the same size as her waist and hips.

Even though she is very thin and somewhat toned, she does not have that Ballerina look that Dancers have that pilates look with long lean muscles.

No, Kate doesn't have that. I think maybe that is why she concentrates on her face and hair to attract your eye to her top, not the bottom of her body.

She is an attractive woman, but she looks more like mid 40s than late 30s. She dresses like a teenager.

She has a great smile and can attract the men with those high heels and short skirts and I have watched men stare at her. That blonde thing is obvious.

In other words, she is like every woman, has some good parts and some not so good parts. Which I think she is constantly fighting.

If she was not a liar, child abuser, mean wife, and a loud monster, she might radiate kindness and draw you to her, but once she opens that mouth? She is what I would describe, kindly so, as very unattractive and cartoonish looking.

I have been face to face with her on many occasions when she travels. She never says hello to me. She never acknowledges me. Steve has nodded and a quick smile. He seems nice but boy of boy does he watch her and anyone approaching her.

Guess what? No one approaches her. They stare but she is very unwelcoming, so you would not attempt to approach her. She likes it that way.

wramblinwreck said...

Wow, that's a significant drop in the numbers! This is a similar trajectory to the LPBW numbers and we know what happened to that show. I think TLC has already moved away from its family-based programming to other themes, like the police women and the latest addition, pawn shop women!

Amy too said...

Hooray, hooray, we can celebrate today as the rating come tumbling down. lol lol lol

Bet she doesn't twitter today as she is crying, screaming, yelling at anything and everyone cause she cannot handle this. No way can she handle these ratings figures, even though she has made her millions, she may never appear on TV again. lol lol lol

KARMA comes marching home and rightfully so. Been a long wait.

Claudia said...

That's a BEAUTIFUL sight!

Tami said...

wow. if this isn't a sign for them to pull the plug, what is??

so sick of her said...

Yeah!, finally below a million. Like a lot said here and everywhere, one Zoo, beach, mountain, bungee (whatever)jump, 6 & 10 year olds, and one whiney, bitchin, complainin, cryin all about me etc., drama queen, is the same in Aussie as it is here in the States, nothing new about K8 show. And the up coming shows, more of the same, I rather go to Philly, Pa and get it first hand correct info, than watch Kate feebly try to explain history to me, and at the same time make it about herself. Same with the hockey team, we have the BlackHawks, go Hawks!, as for this giving back, everyone knows, how much money they wasted flying K8 & film crew & Nannies to Tenn, and how that money could have been donated to the same organization in PA(they could have drove there). Plus Kate got PAID for it, SHAME ON HER, giving back means not being paid for it. Shame on her taking clothes that you got free, and selling them. Then there is the Barflying herself in NYC, making a tramp of herself on camera, tryin to pick-up guys. And going shopping, dentist etc, we saw all this already. If you are reading this Kate it means: BORING! The Duggars are way more interesting than you Kate. While I don't exactly agree on them putting their kids on TV, and some of their ways of doing things, at least they do parent their kids to a point, and if any of them don't want to be filmed, they are not and their kids are way more giving, behaved, and social, mature then you Kate or your kids. JMO

so sick of her said...

Well, that's why TLC is doing a whole week of Royal stuff. TLC must of known that people would rather watch the Royals or other than Kate. Most networks would do a re-run instead of putting a new episode or show, up against, an event coming. As for Kate it is more of the same BORING stuff. I think though they will put maybe one or 2 more episodes on after next week, they still have a contract to fill. NCIS was an interesting episode, since it was a Xmas one, and not shown till now and it was number 1 on this past tuesday. So, Kate is on her way out. Cause, if NCIS could put on a Xmas show on now and pull rating like they did, and Kate can't even pull ratings for something that was filmed 4 months ago, what does that say?

Lucy said...

I haven't posted in a year but the drop in viewing numbers is too exciting not to say "Hooray!"

TLC seems to be moving towards less "child labour" programming in their new shows. Hopefully now TLC will finally cancel "Kate plus Kate"!

Red Sky At Night said...

I rather go to Philly, Pa and get it first hand correct info, than watch Kate feebly try to explain history to me, and at the same time make it about herself.

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With her knowledge of history (or lack thereof) I can hear her telling the kids that the Liberty Bell was used by Ben Franklin's wife to call his family to dinner.

Red Sky At Night said...

No way can she handle these ratings figures, even though she has made her millions, she may never appear on TV again. lol lol lol

There are still more episodes to be shown. She will appear on television again. I doubt that they are going to can those shows just because the ratings are down.
As for FILMING more episodes, that's another story.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Yowza!

Flush!

Kate lies said...

I'm so happy and excited with the drop below a million.

Also, TLC and other networks have ended series with episodes still "in the can." When it becomes a money losing proposition to air them, they'll never be seen.

Doing the happy dance in PA said...

This is the best news I've seen in awhile! I'm thrilled those ratings have fallen and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will continue to do so until this family is OFF THE AIR FOR GOOD!

The Single Saver said...

Wonderful! The Philly Show in May will be the final nail in the coffin - it doesn't have the lure of NZ and Australia and anyone who watched her behavior last week will likely be turned off, anyway. How low can we go next? My prediction is 0.72.

The Single Saver said...

TLC=Trending Lower Channel said...
"Gee, I wonder if the overall drop in TLC viewers just might have something to do with peoples' overall disgust with the network? Many including myself no longer watch anything on there because of Khate."
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I know I have cut back my viewing to almost zero... in the past TLC was just about the only channel I watched but now there is very little that interests me except for a couple shows that are only on now and then.

Jane in California said...

Ohio Buckeye said:
Yowza!

Flush!
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Kate -- meet drain :)

Yes indeed, the downward trajectory of those viewing numbers has to have advertisers rethinking how much they want to pay to advertise on this show. If TLC has to take a drop in ad revenue to keep this show on the air, they probably won't be willing to keep footing the bill for trips, expensive minders for Kate, etc.

I know there are some more shows already in the can, but I think if this ratings trend continues, TLC will either let Kate's contract expire, or rewrite it to agree to film two or three annual specials for one year only. Much as they must hate to admit it, Jon (and the dynamic between Kate & Jon) was part of the ratings draw. So were the cute antics of very young children.

I don't know about anyone else, but I felt very uncomfortable seeing Kate totally lose her cool and have to be soothed by her 7 year old children. I think if a person is terrified to do something unnecessary like a jump off the tallest building in Australia -- then don't do it! Know your limitations, decline politely to do the jump, remain calm and in control of the situation. That's what a parent should do.

Proud Grandma said...

http://www.skywalk.co.nz/SkyWalk-360/Video-Gallery_IDL=50_IDT=3644_ID=21159_.html Hopefully this will take you to a delightful video of an absolutely charming lady who did the walk.

To answer a question or two from the postings here. 1. For the Skywalk you wear an orange suit. For the Skyjump you wear a blue flying suit.
The whole experience including tuition should take 45 minutes, Gawd knows how long Khate took.
For a family of four it costs (for those paying for it) approx NZ$400 just for the walk. If you want to do both it will cost approx NZ$1200. for four.
Children ten and up allowed.
I have e mailed the PR department of Skytower to say how impressed I was by Brad and they should give him a raise and a medal. I would have thrown that woman over the side a long time ago.
Lets write to Skytower and say Well done Brad.

Rainbow68 said...

I wonder if the Kentucky Derby filming will be cancelled. I wouldn't be surprised if instead they film a Gosselins-through-the-years retrospective series ender.

Jane in California said...

She seems to be dieting all the time and exercising, but the only thing that seems to get thinner is her face and her arms. She still looks very thick, wide and untoned to me. Her trunk, waist, hips and legs look overweight and she does not look toned like other runners I see.
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I think Kate in person is very trim and slim, but somehow that doesn't always translate on the screen or in pictures. I'm not sure why that is. I think perhaps part may be due to her odd shapeless shape. She has no dip inward for her waist, so that can make even a slim woman appear to have a tree trunk body -- because she does, it just happens to be a slim tree trunk!

Her augmented breasts could also be out of proportion to the rest of her figure.

I think she's got a longish trunk and short legs, so even those her legs may be thin, if she doesn't dress just right for the camera, she will appear stumpy. (I'm 5'4" and have had this problem all my adult life - it's very frustrating lol) This would also explain why she wears 3" heels all the time - to elongate her legs a bit. Unfortunately for her, she picks some clunky shoes that only accentuate the negatives.

Kate lies said...

Television entertainment contracts are not like the ones most of us are used to having. The TV personality/performer contract is written to protect the production company and network not the performer. They make sure the "talent" is available to the network. These contracts bind the the talent to be available for a certain period of time or a set number of episodes. However, they do NOT normally bind the network to produce or air those episodes. There are many opt-out clauses written in to protect the production company and network from having to pay talent for episodes not produced. In other words, TLC could terminate Kate's contract this morning if they wanted to do that. The ratings alone are all the justification that they would need. Falling ratings is always an opt-out clause unless you're dealing with someone a lot more powerful and popular than Kate Gosselin. In actuality the network never has to justify cancelling a show.

Example: Chaos on CBS has already been cancelled. The talent was paid for the episodes that they were in that were filmed. However, the industry standard is that all of the regulars signed six year contracts at the time the pilot was made. This is to protect the producers of the show and insure that the talent will be available to them. However, all the Chaos actors and production crew became unemployed the moment the cancellation was ordered. It's the way TV works.

NoUse4Kate said...

Those numbers are fantastic to see!

Elspeth said...

I think slim is a relative term. Compared to average size women in the country at the moment, Kate is slimmer than they are. Compared to the average size in Hollywood and on TV today, Kate is not slim. She isn't obese by any means but smaller than average rather than slim to skinny. I think being on The View and DWTS made it plain to Kate that she was not nearly as thin as she thought she was. Her boxy body and unfortunate leg shape only accentuate the lack of that slim and trim look that Hollywood wants. Pilates would do her a lot more good in achieving that than jogging. She doesn't need to build up more leg muscle.

Proud Grandma said...

Just tried to access the video mentioned in my above posting. It will take you to the Skytower site. Click on the video of the 80 year old woman's walk.
Oh and I made a mistake but it is not a 45 minute experience, it is approx 75 minutes. I think Kate must have taken all day though.

Berks Has Shoes! said...

Her boxy body and unfortunate leg shape only accentuate the lack of that slim and trim look that Hollywood wants. Pilates would do her a lot more good in achieving that than jogging. She doesn't need to build up more leg muscle.

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No amount of exercising or dieting is going to help her lose weight in her legs, thighs and waist. The body build is genetic. She has that stocky Germanic body build (no ethnic slam here by any means - many of us here have it). The more weight you try to lose, it's just going to go off your upper body - the arms, and the face is going to look more and more haggard and drawn.

As she gets older, all of the weight is going to go on her bottom half, and the legs will be heftier, making her look shorter and even more stocky.

Michelle said...

Jane in California said...I don't know about anyone else, but I felt very uncomfortable seeing Kate totally lose her cool and have to be soothed by her 7 year old children. I think if a person is terrified to do something unnecessary like a jump off the tallest building in Australia -- then don't do it! Know your limitations, decline politely to do the jump, remain calm and in control of the situation. That's what a parent should do.

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Totally agree. I haven't watched it, but from what I've read - why did she need to do this. Cara and Mady were brave and she could have made this all about them. Keeping the focus on her own kids just kills her. The opposite of motherly insticts IMO.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Pennsylvania, lock up your wine. The final sinking of the SS K8G has begun...

Ohio Buckeye said...

Ohio Buckeye said:
Yowza!

Flush!
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"I don't know about anyone else, but I felt very uncomfortable seeing Kate totally lose her cool and have to be soothed by her 7 year old children. I think if a person is terrified to do something unnecessary like a jump off the tallest building in Australia -- then don't do it! Know your limitations, decline politely to do the jump, remain calm and in control of the situation. That's what a parent should do."

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Well said, Jane!! It is never a good thing when parents depend on the children to act as the parent.

K8G seemed to feel Jon was holding her back in her road to stardom. Truth was, as you pointed out, Jon's presence tempered his wife's obnoxiousness. Jon brought a humanity that made an insufferable egoist at least barely tolerable. K8G's biggest mistakes list has to include kicking her husband to the curb and taking her 'stah! power' so seriously that she purchased the 'mine, all mine!' estate.

Jane in California said...

Cara and Mady were brave and she could have made this all about them. Keeping the focus on her own kids just kills her. The opposite of motherly insticts IMO.
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ITA. The moment it appears that any child or combination of the children are getting more camera time than Kate, she finds a way to bring that camera right back to her, usually through some sort of freak-out or melt-down. I can't imagine living with that sort of personality - much less it being my mother!

I'm not saying mothers have to be floor mats for their children to walk over, but I know that for me, I truly enjoy watching my son excel at something. I take vicarious pride - "that's my boy!" It makes me happy to see him excited and pleased with success. How sad that Kate can never let her children have the limelight and bask in their own accomplishments once in awhile. (especially since what those children do is much more impressive than anything their mother attempts to do.)

jasmine said...

I'm wearing my gaucho pants, knee socks and crocs celebrating this historic event. I'll be wearing my polyester leisure suit to the show's cancellation party.

Pony said...

Rainbow said "I wonder if the Kentucky Derby filming will be cancelled."

I don't know that TLC is planning to do any filming of her here in Louisville. The main reason for her visit is to attend a "celebrity-filled" fund-raising party. The only filming that takes place there is done by the local TV news stations. Same thing with the luncheon. The parade - if she's watching it, no filming. If she's riding on a float - TLC might be able to film her. And if she goes to the Derby - I seriously doubt that TLC will be filming. Again - these events are attended by many, many people, celebrities and locals alike. She'll be lucky to get a five second spot on the 11 o'clock news. Apparently someone here thinks that she is some sort of draw, though.

Teresa said...

Lets write to Skytower and say Well done Brad. (By Proud Grandma)

I too have written to Brad @ Skywalk and let him know how proud l was of him. I also wanted the company to know how professionally he behaved in spite of being verbally abused by that witch Khate. I also asked (begged) them to give him a bonus for not pushing the sow (sorry to offend female pigs) off the top.

Philadelphia Worker said...

We must be cautious here. That was 1 week's rating.

Remember she signed up for 2 shows? I remember her talking to ROL about that, during DWTS.

The first show was her and the kids.

The other show is her alone.

I still think we are going to see Katie "retooled" and on another show.

Don't want to burst bubbles, but a dating show with her on it? Yep, people would watch, but she could never carry a show herself, she needs people to make her look good.

Perhaps a show without the kids, she could be more relaxed?

Who knows, but still keep those candles lit for her kids.

This is a horrible situation that Jon and Kate put those kids into.

I blame both Jon and Kate, they had the money, they spent the money, they bought extravagant vehicles,etc.

Didn't make them happy though, huh?

She hasn't left yet. Although TLC is now selling all episodes and years of K J 8 for $79.99 down from the $129.99.

I think she probably gets something from those dvds, don't you?

One thing that always amazes me about Kate is her many moods, many, different people from the days when the babies were born to now, so many different Kate'.......

As for in person, she is only a size 4 but she has that Germanic figure, this is true. Built to pull a wagon, give birth to 8 to 10 children with those hips. So the Lipo took away the girth, but it comes back as you get to be about 48 or so. She has to run as she can really gain weight fast with that genetic thing going for her.

A size 4 is small, but no legs and thick thighs don't help.

Running gives you thunder thighs and she should be doing Pilates or belly dancing.

Whatever, she keeps her nursing license updated yearly.

Hope she is gone; but have a kind of strange feeling someone will rescue her.

Oh I want to be there when Steve packs up and leaves. She will crumble in a ball and fall to floor, crying as if the world has ended, that is for sure. He really tried to shut her up at times, but she does not listen to anyone.

Jon should have stayed and helped his children. No matter how bad it got. It was all too much for him too, I mean the kids were too much for both of them.

They got in over their heads. Poor kids.

leave it tlc said...

I hope tlc doesnt try to move to a new time slot. Blaming, the bad ratings on the slot.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Jasmine, I'm getting mu gaucho pants etc. out of the attic but holding them in wait. Thanks for the reminder!

Rainbow68 said...

Thanks for the information, Pony. I thought she was being filmed for the Kentucky Derby for the show. Philly Worker: What a buzzkill, but probably true! I was just so excited that TLC might possibly end this train wreck, but didn't consider that they still might want to squeeze a little more from the Kate Machine.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

About writing to Skytower and the employee Brad: I didn't see the show, but regardless of how professional Brad was, at the end of the day, the company advertized itself on a television show that exploits children. I think if you write to him or the company you are reinforcing that they got their name out there by being on the show and may get more business out of the deal. And if other businesses think this company is profitting off of being on this show, then they too will invite the Gosselins to enjoy a freebie on them. No business should be rewarded or praised AT ALL from trying to profit from child exploitation.

The Bunny Trail said...

Philadelphia said, Don't want to burst bubbles, but a dating show with her on it? Yep, people would watch, but she could never carry a show herself, she needs people to make her look good.

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Sorry. I disagree. I don't think anyone would watch that kind of a circus, not even to see her make a fool of herself. The public is so over her. She's become a laughingstock, and no matter how much retooling is done (bet they try, though), it's not going to bring in the ratings that they need.

I also don't think that Jon should have stayed no matter how bad it was. Staying in a horrible marriage for the sake of the children is not a good idea. Exposing them to the fighting, berating, and brow-beating that must have gone on would have been ten times worse than having him move out.

Jane in CA said...

Philadelphia Worker said:
The first show was her and the kids.
The other show is her alone.
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You are right, but TLC tried to create a spin off with just Kate - Twist of Kate. They did some filming for an initial episode, and then shelved it. We can only speculate as to why, but I'm pretty sure it was because Kate didn't do well working with others. I believe the filming was done at a restaurant or diner, with Kate perhaps waitressing? In any event, even TLC had to admit (secretly) that it wasn't going to be a good show and nothing further has been said about it. (Even Kate hasn't mentioned a spin off show for just herself lately.)

As to Jon -- I think it's unfair to say he just up and left the situation. He was pushed out by Kate. First she banished him to the garage apartment, then she leaves him alone with the kids while she and Steve go around the country promoting "her" book, and her treatment of him became worse and worse, on camera and off. He finally broke down, went out drinking to soothe his shattered ego, made some dumb mistakes as we all might do when feeling hurt and unloved. He is the one who wanted to try counseling to save the marriage and she is the one who refused to go (and stiffed the counselor to the tune of $10K).

I think Jon leaving the situation was ultimately the right thing to do. He has tried to have more custody time with his children, but he's been outgunned by Kate's attorneys. To spite him, she tries to allow him the most minimal of access. As the children get older, I think the Court will finally allow them more say-so about which parent they wish to live with - and I bet the boys and the older girls will want to live with Jon (and probably the younger girls too).

capslock said...

Everyone is commenting on Kate's appearance.

I personally think she looked MUCH better with the reverse mullet and when she had some weight on her!

Twittering and a Twattering said...

Amy too said,

Bet she doesn't twitter today as she is crying, screaming, yelling at anything and everyone cause she cannot handle this.

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Nope. She's still doing the tweeting thing today. Nothing is going to keep her away from those teenybopper girls!

Kate lies said...

Kate was a 4 on top before the enhancements but afterward was at least a 6. She's an 8 on the bottom.

ChurchMouse said...

Philadelphia Worker said...
"...Although TLC is now selling all episodes and years of K J 8 for $79.99 down from the $129.99...I think she probably gets something from those dvds, don't you?..."

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I doubt it. When those two signed the contract with TLC, they didn't have legal counsel. TLC probably set up the contract so that TLC owns ALL of the rights.

As I've stated before, this is a NON-UNION show. Members of AFTRA and SAG at least have some leverage when it comes to negotiating residuals. Not so for "participants" in a "reality" show.

Spring Has Sprung said...

(Even Kate hasn't mentioned a spin off show for just herself lately.)

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She mentioned it recently in a tweet when someone asked about it. She said something like they're working on it, or in the works, or still planning it...something like that. I don't remember her exact words, but she did not say that it was dead in the water.

Spring Has Sprung said...

I blame both Jon and Kate, they had the money, they spent the money, they bought extravagant vehicles,etc.

Didn't make them happy though, huh?
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I don't know. Kate doesn't appear to be distraught over the purpose of the vehicles.

"As for in person, she is only a size 4 but she has that Germanic figure, this is true."

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There is no way a size 4 top would stretch around those enhancements or hips. The last time I saw her, she looks to be more of a size 8 top and bottom.

Jane in California said...

@ Spring has Sprung: I haven't been following Kate's tweets, but I wouldn't say Kate is a reliable source for truthful comments. She may believe that TLC is still working on some show featuring just Kate, but I really doubt that's the case.

My reason for disbelief is that it's been too long. If TLC really was committed to spinning Kate off into her own new show, then Twist of Kate would have a) gone forward as planned, or b) tweaked into a different type of show and gone forward from there.

However, I could certainly see execs at TLC giving Kate false hope and empty encouragement, because they want to keep her tractable for any filming on Kate+8. Like holding a carrot in front of a horse, they could be dangling the possibility of her own show in front of her whenever she gets restless.

But with less than a million viewers for the last episode - a supposedly "big" episode with all of them in Australia - would TLC really want to expend more time, energy and money developing a spin-off for Kate? Or would they rather put that time and money into a completely fresh show, with new faces that don't have the huge negative impact that Kate has developed?

I have never worked in the industry, and clearly common sense doesn't always apply, but I figure it makes more business sense to drop the fading and unpopular Kate, and promote the heck out of new and hopefully better show instead.

Proud Grandma said...

ust My Few Canadian Cents said...
About writing to Skytower and the employee Brad: I didn't see the show, but regardless of how professional Brad was, at the end of the day, the company advertized itself on a television show that exploits children. I think if you write to him or the company you are reinforcing that they got their name out there by being on the show and may get more business out of the deal. And if other businesses think this company is profitting off of being on this show, then they too will invite the Gosselins to enjoy a freebie on them. No business should be rewarded or praised AT ALL from trying to profit from child exploitation.


I did think about that, but at the end of the day, Kudos to Brad for his very professional demeanor and that needs to be recognized. And I do wonder if, after that fiasco, Skytower will say "Never ever again". They must have been paid a heck of a lot for all the time it took to shoot the drama. It probably wasn't worth it.

MD said...

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...
About writing to Skytower and the employee Brad: I didn't see the show, but regardless of how professional Brad was, at the end of the day, the company advertized itself on a television show that exploits children. I think if you write to him or the company you are reinforcing that they got their name out there by being on the show and may get more business out of the deal. And if other businesses think this company is profitting off of being on this show, then they too will invite the Gosselins to enjoy a freebie on them. No business should be rewarded or praised AT ALL from trying to profit from child exploitation.

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This is exactly what I was thinking! To those who did email I know your intentions were good but you are letting them know you found out about their place by watching Kate or hearing about the episode. They want the publicity and could care less if Kate is a horrible person.

Spring Has Sprung said...

I haven't been following Kate's tweets, but I wouldn't say Kate is a reliable source for truthful comments. She may believe that TLC is still working on some show featuring just Kate, but I really doubt that's the case.

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No doubt about it. I don't even think that SHE believes it is going to happen, but the fact is that she was tweeting about it and giving the sheeple exactly what they want to hear, perhaps to prove that she's still out there and not going away.

Spring Has Sprung said...

As I've stated before, this is a NON-UNION show. Members of AFTRA and SAG at least have some leverage when it comes to negotiating residuals. Not so for "participants" in a "reality" show.

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Absolutely. This isn't like a well-known band, or song-writer who gets residuals each time some group or person covers the song, even 40 years later.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

"As the children get older, I think the Court will finally allow them more say-so about which parent they wish to live with - and I bet the boys and the older girls will want to live with Jon (and probably the younger girls too)."

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The twins are old enough to do that now, according to the laws in PA. In fact the tups are, too. There is no age limit as to when such a request may be heard. However, as long as they are filming, it would be extremely difficult if any of them lived with their father because of the scheduling conflict involved in filming. How would that look to the public if they lived with him, but still were filmed under the title, "Kate Plus Eight?" There would be so many questions as to why they weren't living with her. Red flags everywhere!

When the filming does stop, would she be more than happy to turn them over to him, to get them out of her hair when they are no use to her anymore? Then she could pursue her own career, or what she THINKS would be her own career.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

wow--she lost another third of her viewing audience --down to 874 thousand viewers! happy dance everyone--happy dance!:) finally, the end seems really close for once. it's inevitable, but it seems to have lasted longer than it should. I can say that I stopped watching anything TLC a long time ago because they just disgust me as a network for their willingness to exploit anyone, for anything, particularly vulnerable young children. And it was not entertaining to me at all. Frankly, there is nothing they could do to get me to ever want to tune in to TLC again.

wramblinwreck said...

"When the filming does stop, would she be more than happy to turn them over to him, to get them out of her hair when they are no use to her anymore?"
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I think Kate would try to keep the kids with her any way she could, including guilting them into it, so she wouldn't lose the child support. If all the kids chose to live with their dad, Jon could then get child support from Kate!

wramblinwreck said...

"No doubt about it. I don't even think that SHE believes it is going to happen, but the fact is that she was tweeting about it and giving the sheeple exactly what they want to hear, perhaps to prove that she's still out there and not going away."
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Didn't Matt Roloff do something similar when their show was about to end, when he said it was a mutual agreement to end the show and implied there was something in the works for a show for the twins? TLC allowed him to save face about the cancellation of the show, and they'll do the same for Kate.

Easter Bunn E. said...

I don't think it matters how many viewers dropped off watching the show because they all seem to follow her on twitter now. If they don't cut Kate out of their lives all together, she will never really "be gone."

TLC kate stand in once said...

I'm done with her, her kids and her legacy of reality tv. When she refused to go into marriage counseling with Jon, openly, as she (the bitch) said that everything they did on TV was REAL, was LYING.

TLC kate stand in once said...

Well, it has all ended. I am not going to say backfire, but it is over, so over. If there are the rest of the shows that were filmed shown, I would be surprised, but TLC owns them.

Jane in California said...

they all seem to follow her on twitter now. If they don't cut Kate out of their lives all together, she will never really "be gone."
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I don't begrudge Kate her fans. If she has some loyal followers, who will tune in every day to tweet with her long after the tv show is off the air - fine and dandy.

While I do not like Kate and strongly disapprove of her parenting and general poor behavior, I have never cared if she had one fan or millions.

My concern started after I had been watching the show for awhile and it slowly dawned on me that a) it's really not a good thing to put children on a reality tv show and invade their privacy in that fashion; b) Kate wasn't a very nice individual (as I said, it was a slow dawning of realization); and c) Kate was really lame at parenting.

That concern evolved in a deep desire to see legislative changes to protect the rights of minors involved in any reality tv show, such as limiting the number of hours they could be filmed, ensuring that a fair portion of the income paid to the family for the show went into a protected trust account for each minor involved - untouchable without a court order, and supervision on the "set" by a third party to be sure working conditions were appropriate for the children involved.

I will heave a big sigh of relief on the day that the show in cancelled, not because I will feel joy at Kate's downfall, but because I will feel better knowing the children will at last no longer have cameras and intrusive camera crews following them around, making them re-do takes of their supposed real lives, being made to perform so that their greedy mother can live high on the hog while claiming she can't afford gymnastics for the worker bees.

I don't care if Kate gets her own show on TLC, for eternity. I just want to see those children freed from indentured servitude and hopefully allowed to live with their father, who at least has some natural affection/love for them, flawed though he might be.

Jane in California said...

wramblingwreck said:
Didn't Matt Roloff do something similar when their show was about to end, when he said it was a mutual agreement to end the show and implied there was something in the works for a show for the twins? TLC allowed him to save face about the cancellation of the show, and they'll do the same for Kate.
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Yes he did. He blogged about the end of the show and put a positive spin on it, as if the decision were mutual. I read speculation that seemed to support the theory that the Roloffs were caught by surprise at the non-renewal of their show. Matt also implied the twins would get their own spin-off show, but since they are two slackers who are also disgusting slobs, I guess TLC politely declined that idea.

Kate will no doubt also claim that she suddenly realized that it was more important to give her children privacy, and that she just had to keep them away from the p-people, so she decided not to renew the show. However, will anyone even want to have her on their talk shows to discuss it? Or will the only avenues open to her become radio shows like the one Maggie recently guested on?

No matter how "big" you are, you can just as quickly fall to the bottom of the trash heap in the entertainment world. Ellen DeGeneres did a very moving yet funny stand up show that discussed how after coming out on The Ellen Show, then the show being canceled, that she was basically shunned by Hollywood. From hero to zero. The difference of course is that Ellen has immense talent and truly has something to offer an audience, whereas Kate has . . . ? an overtanned body and deep frown lines?

Sunrise, Sunset said...

I don't begrudge Kate her fans. If she has some loyal followers, who will tune in every day to tweet with her long after the tv show is off the air - fine and dandy.

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What about the loyal, obsessive fans who put together composite videos of the kids and post them on YouTube, with songs...shrines set up. I was searching for a video, and I came across the worst case of Gosselin child worship I've seen posted by an adult fan of these kids. Kate's concerned about the paps. What she should be more horrified about are these videos out there. I can't imagine being a mother and having other adults (men and women) putting together videos of my child and posting them for anyone to see.
What kind of a mother does this, and isn't bothered by it?

Jane in CA said...

Sunrise, Sunset - I agree with you - there are some obsessive fans out there and as a parent, it would really freak me out to know that strangers were that obsessed about my child as to create videos and montages, send them birthday cards and gifts, and otherwise want to know all about my child.

But it's too late to close the barn door now for Kate and those children. Yet another reason why putting your children on a reality show is a really bad idea.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

But it's too late to close the barn door now for Kate and those children. Yet another reason why putting your children on a reality show is a really bad idea.

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The thing is though, Jane, she never stopped it! Wouldn't you think that when she say what was happening, she would have immediately pulled the plug on the show? What kind of a mother knows that this is happening, and allows it to continue?

It would more than freak me out to have my kids being worshipped to the point of having these montages made about them. It's downright creepy. She obsesses over the paps, but apparently is totally unconcerned about the weirdos out there who have glorified her children. She tweets these people like they were old friends.

I think it's more than your garden variety stupidity or naivety. It's insanity.

TLC kate stand in once said...

TLC probably can dump Kate right now. As you all saw on Joy Behar's last interview, she nailed Katie and Kate was not happy, not laughing, not joking with her former co host on The view, as Joy attacked Kate, her plastic surgery, the children "being pulled out of school" and Kate had to react with honesty....cause she never expected Kate to destroy her. You may all think that Matt Lauer was easy on her, but not so. She was not interviewed by Meridith, as she has "severed her relationship with Kate" as Kate lied, and Meridith knows that. Meridith is about her children/her husband. Kate, goodbye, sell that friggid mansion (that also turned your fans off, did you know that you miserable Bitch, you were no longer about the average family with neighbors and your kids going to regular school, you became Hollywood) Bye Bye, showed your first downfall Bitch. Now I hope that this is printed, not saying it won't, but I worked on this TLC productions for a while and I knew that even though Kate thought she was in all the "inner workings of that show" no one is ever "in all the meetings"....that is why Oprah bought her own production of her channel from TLC OWN, TLC has nothing to do with Oprah, it is now Oprah's channel. Yet Kate is owned by TLC, very sad for whom? No one, no one is to be pitied here. Not one person. All over American and many of you who write to this Blog, are divorced, have children, go thru the lack of money, the inability to even go to the hair salon every 3 or 4 months. You use hamburger helper, tuna helper, anything to feed your kids. You do not use Organic anything. Now, something on the news about the inaccuracy about Organics also. Oh Kate you are not a smart person. Who do I feel badly for? You the viewers who feel compelled to constantly try to tell her how badly you feel about her children. The children were her "ploy" to get people interested in giving, filming, but they are the last thing she worried about when she tossed their Dad to the garage and then divorced him without trying to work out the marriage. Love among Kate and Steve? I think she fell in lust/love with Steve, absolutely, but Jon was the only man who would have put up with her. Well, it took you people not watching the show, now stay away from her Twitter. She is done. What will happen to the mansion, the kids....they will be so better off, as those kids are now not friendly to those cameras for 2 week trips to Australia and New Zealand, they want to be with their school friends, they are finally allowed to be with other kids, since they no longer have cousins. Do you understand what she has done to those kids? Betray Mommy and you are bad. Go to Daddy's house and don't say you have a good time or you even mention Ellen's name, and Mommy does not want to be your friend. Kate does not take those kids to the Bus stop in the a.m., her housekeeper does. You see no photos of Kate in the a.m. taking kids to bus stop. Okay, I will be glad to publish my name when the show is off, gone. Right now I would hope you would publish this to your site, Mods. Yes, you have my congratulations as I was there on TLC at the time it was a family, when it was falling apart and when it ended as a family and became about Kate. Now Kate says she wants to date. She is too attached to Steve to date. You don't think she has been invited to date? Wrong, she turns them down, even celebrities and people who worked on DWTS and she was rushed away by Steve. Oh yes, that is probably another episode of Kate after the 8, right? I think so. Don't worry about Kate. She has her money, the kids will be fine. She is rushing right now to put her next book out about the show and what happened. No one will touch that as she has proven to be a LIAR. She thought you were all stupid enough to believe everything. Well, folks it was a TV show, not Reality. Beware of Reality.

TLC kate stand in once said...

Why was Jon at home with the kids, which we did not know that she and Steve were traveling all week long book signings/whatever the hell they did; yet, the filming just showed Jon and Kate as a family with the kids fighting, crying, not being played with, but phony stuff. Yes, my children loved this Phony show. I will never allow anything Reality on my TV. This KJ8 was a joke and a sad, sad lessons for children who loved the babies and Mom/Dad having their normal kinds of problems; but, it wasn't. She had hired maids, nannies that Jon stayed home and over saw for what a year or more? Yes, Jon spilled the beans on many shows: GMA, Larry King and no one wanted to believe Jon. He went into counseling, then he did his thing as crazy as it was (he ruined her show and that was because a woman, whomever there were many showing him attention, a young man being tossed aside by his wife into a world they created together called show business). But, if he would have signed a statement ( that Kate presented to him) saying that each of them could "date quietly" but keep marriage and the show going (as he was put above the garage to live and Steve was placed in the house?) Well, guess what? He blew her off. Of course the kids got hurt badly, as she went from show to TV show crying, bad mouthing Jon, but never, ever telling the true story.

Kat said...

How can someone so evil be so protected?

tmshaw@rogers.com said...

I for one am dumbfounded at the last post by "Standinforkate"(sp) Is she for real? I heard today that Joy Behar is friends with Khate, she follows her on Khate's twitter crap.
I hope you are for real and what you said is the truth about the cancellation of the show. All we wanted to do was get those little one's off the air. Maybe l am a little paranoid. So many lies out there. What do the rest of you think about the posting?
As Mulder would say to Scully... The truth is out there"

Moon Over Miami said...

"Why was Jon at home with the kids, which we did not know that she and Steve were traveling all week long book signings/whatever the hell they did..."

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We did know that she was traveling with Steve to the signings and speaking engagements and that he was taking care of the children at home.

Hope this Helps said...

Here is what I just found:
Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Leads Night; NBA Playoffs, 'Kate Plus 8' Falls; 'WWE RAW,' 'RJ Berger' NHL & Much More
By Robert Seidman– April 19, 2011
Posted in: 1-Featured, TV Ratings: Nielsen Daily Final Cable TV Show Ratings



Sorry for the delays and special thanks to Douglas for the data (and happy Passover to TravisYanan!). The format is a little different than usual, but you’ll figure it out.

The NBA playoffs put a strain on WWE Raw and it was down from last week falling to a 1.7 and 1.6 adults 18-49 ratings in its two episodes.

Pawn Stars was down a bit from last week, but its 2.3 and 2.4 adults 18-49 ratings still put it ahead of Pacers/Bulls game 2 to top the cable ratings night,

Secret Life of the American Teenager was steady with last week (but down 20% from 2 weeks ago) with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

All the Kate haters out there, Kate Plus 8 was down a tenth from last week to a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Selected Sunday cable ratings with many thanks to Douglas@SonOfTheBronx: (all Live+Same Day ratings):


NBA Playoffs: 76ers @ Heat, Game 2 (TNT, 7:09pm, 150 minutes)
2.2 HH, Viewers: 3.402 million, 1.5 A18-49, 1.4 A25-54, 1.5 P12-34, 2.4 M18-34, 2.2 M18-49

N.E. Psychologist said...

Just saw the ratings posted here.
I hope that Dusty Springfield will forgive me:

Wishin' and a hopin', hopin' and a prayin'...........

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Question about the ratings:

Does anyone know how other shows fared last night compared to how they usually do?

I'm asking because I wonder if all shows took a hit in the ratings because it was a busy news night, or if Kate's show was the only one that saw such a drop.

If all shows took a hit, then there's little to celebrate, but if Kate alone did, then the low numbers could be attributed to declining interest in the show.

Sharla said...

I don't think TLC can blame last night on an overall trend. Some shows were up as much as 10%, others were flat, and some were down.

txmom said...

I don't think viewers of Kate's show are interested in intelligent, news-worthy television content.

Most of her fans are low self-esteem tweens and unfulfilled housewives...I don't think this group cares about world events!

Rainbow68 said...

As far as a Kate dating show, I just don't see it. KATE is the Achilles Heel of the show. Anyone still watching the show is watching it in spite of Kate. The kids are, and have always been the stars. Watching "Love Connection with Kate" would be painful and uncomfortable to watch. I've seen her berate Jon. I've seen her make bitter remarks about men in the last 2 episodes. Watching her feast on another poor slob wouldn't interest me in the least.

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

txmom said...

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that's what I was thinking as well. The ratings may show exactly how many dire hard fans the show has and how many just tune in to mock her or keep abreast of the exploitation of the Gosselin children, but could easily miss an episode if there was something important going on.
I wonder if TLC will continue buying advertizing stories on Radar Online (or other media outlets. I just happen to only catch her on Radar.) For just over half a million viewers, I'd think the money they pay Radar to promote the show isn't worth it.

so sick of her said...

Course, I do think it is a rumor too. But can you see the panic the Sheeple will be in. They will have their panties in a bunch and have wedgies. LOLOLOLOL Some foolish person went to the Sheeple site and got blasted for bringing up ratings. Man, those women are really delusional. TLC will not keep a low rated show on, just for the Sheeple. They have a bunch of new shows coming and some of the newer shows prove to be winners.

Rose said...

Kate is officially below average. TLC for Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week of April 25 – May 1, 2011 942,000. While that was the week before her latest episode, it shouldn't vary too much.

Thanks, drive through please said...

It's a ratings game and if the numbers aren't coming in, she's toast. It'll happen. Interesting to see the numbers; thanks for posting them, as it gives good perspective.

We're just not that into you anymore, Kate. It happens. Give it up. Let it go. Move on. Your kids deserve a break.

Can't See Sheep said...

Exhausted said...
She will not fare well without their protection, and she never could foresee that this day would come. She will still want the attention that comes from appearances and interviews, but it will be a different story when she no longer has the backing to make her usual demands.
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OMG, why do I see the boobyguard writing scripts & filming k8 where he can around the property a la Norma Desmond/ Sunset Blvd.. Or k8 wandering around her house, old, decrepit, severely wrinkled & alone, like Miss Havisham, except instead of wearing a wedding dress she's wearing that white bathing suit that she wore on the cover of People, twittering away on her pink phone only all her fans are gone & virtual tumbleweed is blowing by on her account.

I don't think she'll handle life very well at all without TLC & unfortunately it wouldn't surprise me one bit if she snapped, I just hope the kids are over at Jon's if she does, they've been through enough already without witnessing something like that.

sourpatchbaby said...

I hope that the kids were at Jon's when she got the ratings. I'd hate for them to be even more emotionally abused when she went on her temper tantrum. I bet she thinks that this is something TLC can fix and will be expecting them to do something about it. After all, she's never had to *really* do anything. TLC has done everything for her.

Rhiannon said...

OMG, why do I see the boobyguard writing scripts & filming k8 where he can around the property a la Norma Desmond/ Sunset Blvd..
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As soon as the checks stop coming for Nield's per diem, he'll hightail it outta there. There's no way he's sticking around once the money well dries up.

O-Hi-O said...

"We're just not that into you anymore, Kate. It happens. Give it up. Let it go. Move on."

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Excellently said! In the case of Kate Gosselin, the more we got to know about her, the less any of us liked/respected her. She's a great case in point for "Familiarity breeds contempt."

barbee said...

Just a thought, where are the hoards of paps? Why no pics of the witch in DerbyTown? Thought she couldn't go anywhere without be hounded by people taking pics?
kinda makes ya go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

so sick of her said...

Here's the only pic of Kate at the luncheon today:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/vicki-gunvalson/89284848512#!/photo.php?bid=10150186152608513&set=pu.89284848512&type=1&theater

And if you look at what Kate has on, I don't think she knows how to dress for the Derby. Cause she is #44 at the parade, which was after the luncheon. Gee, Kate not that popular as you thought you were.

Shoshanna said...

Hoooraaaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

Kate HAS to be at the Kentucky Derby this weekend: She's running in the race! :-D

Can't See Sheep said...

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...
Kate HAS to be at the Kentucky Derby this weekend: She's running in the race! :-D
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Yeah, but few are willing to bet on a swayback nag, too long in the tooth to run with the other fillies. :)

She's come undone said...

I was watching 48 Hrs on TLC over the weekend and they ran an add for their upcoming Memorial Weekend with all new 'exciting' shows. They showed clips of all their usual standards; i.e., Duggars, etc., a complete line up of their best shows and as I mentioned they are all new shows to draw us in, BUT NO KATE! Not even a hint of Kate.

I have never believed that they would ever drop her as I have always felt she has a hold on someone there or they would have never put up with her for this long; but now I'm beginning to wonder. Is there actually a slimmer of hope.....

Stacy said...

She has episodes airing in early June. And, unfortunately, TLC has stated they have "no plans" of canceling Kate Plus 8. Bummer.

Elvira said...

Of course not. Networks never admit that they have plans to cancel a show - until they do it. TLC's current published schedule only goes for the next three weeks. No Kate.

Elvira said...

MSN only goes through 5/30 with two unnamed episodes possibly to air.

Stacy said...

No, seriously, I have a nephew who works @ TLC. They love her, they love the kids, and they plan on continuing to do her "specials" as the kids age. She continues to be tremendously popular, is one of the top people googled, and her twitter following continues to grow. If her ratings continue to decline, they will reduce the number of shows with the kids, and move her into another show. They are considering several possibilities, but seem to be leaning away from Twist of Kate. I have to ask about this in a very low-key manner because I secretly hate her! What a terrible mother to put your kids out on tv like that and sell their privacy. Such a shame.....

NJMOM said...

I think TLC wants to keep Kate and family around because they made so much money off them in previous years, plus Kate has told everyone under the sun that she needs the show to make a living, they would probably feel it's their obligation to provide a job for her. Every other reality star for TLC appears to have another job, except for Kate Gosselin.

Elvira said...

TLC isn't a charity. When Kate stops making money for them, she'll be history. It's a business for them.

It's All About The Benjamins said...

I think TLC wants to keep Kate and family around because they made so much money off them in previous years, plus Kate has told everyone under the sun that she needs the show to make a living, they would probably feel it's their obligation to provide a job for her.

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Um, no. No way, no how. TLC wouldn't keep anyone around because they feel it's their responsibility to keep a family fed, clothed and sheltered. When she's gone, she's gone. TLC has one reason for what it does -- to make money. If they aren't making money off her, they'll drop her faster than the hot potato, regardless if she has eight kids to feed, or 20.

kate can't do sh** said...

Nope. I'm not buying it. The poster who said their nephew works for TLC and that she will be around for a long time because she is so loved by them. One cannot possibly sustain themselves on so much hate out there in TV viewershipland. Frankly, it is now more palpable than ever. Kate is googled not because she is loved and admired, but rather googled to see what ridiculous thing she is up to now. She has stirred up controversy by basically doing nothing more interesting than what normal folks do like getting a divorce and plastic surgery. Actually, I keep forgetting the primary focus of the controversy, whether she is exploiting her kids or not. The ROL fan club has died and all the comments are pretty much hate comments now. Never thought I would see that.

Is she Done Yet: said...

TLC isn't a charity. When Kate stops making money for them, she'll be history. It's a business for them
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Agree 100%. The thing that matters to TLC is ratings because high ratings = higher revenues from advertising dollars. That's all it's about. Nothing more, and nothing less.

When J&K+8 became a ratings hit for TLC, TLC was more than happy to feed Kate with many perks. Further, a lot of the perks she received didn't really come out of TLC's pocket - tummy tuck courtesy of a plastic surgeon; new appliances courtesy of Sears (or Whirlpool or whomever); free groceries courtesy of Giant; free clothing for the kids courtesy of Gymboree. Advertisers gave perks to the family in return for having their products hawked on the show. That's how it works these days.

You know that TLC is looking at the dramatic drop in viewership and wondering if they even bother filming another show. Not enough bang for their buck anymore.

When the time comes to pull the plug, TLC will not care if Kate and the kids lose their home, have to go live with her parents, end up penniless. They will say, and rightly so, "should have saved most of that money you were earning during the good years."

It's Kate's own fault if she's squandered that money. A smart parent would have tucked most of it into a boring yet secure money market fund, or the like, "for a rainy day." A smart parent would realize that this level of income would only be temporary, and to try to keep living as modestly and frugally as possible. I don't think Kate is that smart.

Either way, it's not TLC's responsibility to care for this family once the show has been canceled. It is the parents' responsibility to care for their family. I'm not sure why anyone would think TLC should assume the parental responsibility. Kate and Jon happily signed away their rights and privacy in return for money. If they were greedy enough not to take it slow and have an attorney read the contract first and advise them, that's their fault.

Long way to say I don't think TLC cares about the Gosselins except in the sense of how much money the Gosselins can make for TLC.

Don't SEe It said...

They are considering several possibilities, but seem to be leaning away from Twist of Kate.
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Oh really? You mean, as in "there's been no official word on Twist of Kate from TLC in a looooooooooong time?" That sort of "leaning away"?

Maybe you do have a nephew at TLC. However, what you describe doesn't sound realistic. Networks are not run on the warm and fuzzy system. They are run by hard-nosed people who answer to a corporate board and their #1 job is to earn money, not molly coddle an aging idiot and her hapless children.

Perhaps some execs really do like Kate and would like to keep her on the air. But they answer to the corporation and those execs can just as easily be out on their tails if they keep putting clunkers on the air.

Twitter followers mean nothing. If that mattered, Charlie Sheen would have been back on 2 & 1/2 Men by now.

When you say she continues to be tremendously popular -- how do you arrive at that interpretation. Her ratings went down by nearly 50% over the course of four episodes. That seems to be the opposite of tremendously popular; i.e., unpopular and sinking fast.

Roloffs got canceled with ratings hovering around 1 million per episode. I don't care if Kate keeps her children in high chairs and matching clothing until they are 10 years old -- that's only gonna get weirder and weirder with each passing episode. Her rudeness to others will become more abrasive and unpalatable.

TLC has clung onto the desperate hope that they could somehow get back those high ratings of yesteryear, but it ain't gonna happen. They will pull the plug.

Joker, Not An Ace said...

The poster who said their nephew works for TLC and that she will be around for a long time because she is so loved by them.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Nobody loves Kate except the remaining seven teen sheeple and a handful of adult sheeple. She's not googled because she's loved, but rather because she's a joke.

Dee Lusion Al said...

If her ratings continue to decline, they will reduce the number of shows with the kids, and move her into another show.

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Chuckling here and snorting at the same time. In what universe does a corporation such as TLC watch ratings drop because people are sick to death of the "star" and then "move her" into another show where she will continue to make an a$$ of herself and watch those ratings tank? It's not cheap to run production on a show, and the last thing networks want to do is take a hit on yet another show. What advertisers want to sink their money into a new show, when the last one bit the dust?

Kate, is that you who is posting about how much TLC loves you and will always find a place for you in their line-up? In your dreams!

NJMOM said...

Even though this show has had low ratings this season, it appears that TLC is still filming- we've heard that Easter was filmed, something about a food bank in Tennessee, and now the kid's birthday. If they were planning to cancel, why continue to film? Kate herself announced at the Derby interview that her show was continuing. For whatever reason, it doesn't look like TLC has any plans to cancel. One series I do remember TLC filmed, One Big Happy Family, was supposed to air 8 shows of a second season and only aired 2, and then cancelled, never showing the episodes. A reason was never given, I assume it was poor ratings.

O-Hi-O said...

Re: the ever-dwindling ratings: the writing is definitely on the wall and it is completely impossible to misinterpret. It is legible and screams: The viewing public has grown tired of watching this psychologically unbalanced, no talent woman.

K8G completely screwed up her own brand. She has morphed herself from self-proclaimed Christian loving wife and mom to a very odd image of a media whore who will spare no expense to buy a younger and sluttier appearance while displaying a disturbing willingness to do ANYTHING to keep the spotlight on herself.

Kate Gosselin: It's your party: you can cry if you want to, but it matters not because THIS PARTY IS SO OVER.

CakeIsGreat said...

Well the numbers still aren't great but I'm sorry to see they've gone up. Maybe it was left over viewers from Cake Boss, since its only the 2nd week of the new season. Still though 1.2mil has got to be disappointing for TLC considering the cost of the show. There's still a good chance they'll dump it soon. We can only hope!

go away said...

hope it goes down next week...below the one mill mark.

Sally said...

THere was an awful lot of Kate going on shows and promotion for the 1.2 million. If there was no promotion, the numbers may have been lower. I am sure people tuned in just to see the toe licking scene. I for one have tried to watch the show, but see no value in kids screaming, and an obnoxious mother. Does not add any value or information to my life, so I don't watch.

CybKnight said...

It seems Kate G is coming back.

Just curious, but who's watching the show?

Because I don't.

Jenny said...

One episode that crept back over 1 million viewers in the target demographic does not a trend make. Now, if the next two episodes stay in the 1.2 range or higher, I'm afraid we will have to admit that Kate and the children can still draw that many viewers.

If, however, the next few episodes have less viewers, that would support the theory that people are losing interest in this show.

Time will tell. I'm pretty sure the ratings will continue to be unimpressive.

Sharla said...

Kate had 1.2M viewers total. The target demo would have been much less. I was prepared for a slight bump with the only competition being reruns and summer shows. Hopefully the been there done that of yet another birthday party will cause people to tune out.

Debbie H said...

Everyone is acting like 1.2 million viewers is so much...If you remember a few months ago, we were delighted with that number..:)I guess we all got a little spoiled with it dropping below 1 million, but if you compare the other shows she competed with Monday night, she was on the low end..I guess her media blitz paid off a little, but no way can she go on these shows every single week to pitch her show...Ratings will for sure drop big time in the coming weeks...and I am SO looking forward to it..lol

barbee said...

the jump in viewers was people who felt a need to see a mother of 8 (count 'em, 8) kids showing her skank side. I for one was saved from being tempted by the fact that I moved and cable wasn't hooked up until Tues. Oh... and also because I find her so darn maddening, annoying, DISGUSTING and all the other words WEBSTER lists for her. And, ummm, at least, ummm, those words are, ummm, understandableish.

Christine said...

I just the numbers 1.434 million...
I hate to see it keep going up!

Elvira said...

Kate may only be summer fodder now. In the winter she can't compete, but she's pulling acceptable summer numbers so far. People tuned in last week to see Kate make a fool out of herself and the grannies and tweenies tuned in for the birthday party. Hopefully it will be back downhill soon.

kinman said...

There is just nothing else new on during the summer months at that time. We watch Pawn Stars on Mondays at 10 on the History Channel and it is a great show. Highly recommend it! Kate has a following of people who proclaim to be haters, but still want to watch her every move, and she has the rapt attention of lots of teen girls who want to be a great mom like her. She DOES have an audience still after all this time. I think the show is boring and if Jon were invited to parties sometimes or involved in some way sometimes, now THAT would be a interesting dynamic! That situation would pique my interest! As another poster mentioned, it would show another side of Kate, one in which she takes a higher road and shows a better side to herself for the kid's sake. But the MSN interview closed the book on that idea!

so sick of her said...

That did not go up by very much. Perhaps, after seeing this episode, some more of the sheeple will stop watching. Perhaps they will start asking themselves, would I have treated my kids that way? Do I put garbage bags on my table/countertop, to keep my floors clean? Do I belittle my kids for tryin to cook something on there own, and mom not even taken a taste of it, but it was ok to given to a patient at a dialysis clinic? Course we have the long wait till august for another episode, I wonder what will Kate do to keep in the media?

CybKnight said...

In my opinion, having only 1 million viewers is bad enough.

readerlady said...

Wonder if the reason there won't be any new episodes until August is because new episodes of "The Closer" and "Rizzoli and Isles" on TNT and "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13" on SyFy - all very popular shows - begin after the 4th of July Holiday. Bet her ratings go way down after that.