After all the sturm und drang that the Gosselins have generated in recent weeks, you might think that would hurt their ratings. But you would be wrong.
The season premiere of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ was watched by 9.8 million people. That’s not only the largest audience for a cable show on Monday. It was the largest audience for ANY show that evening.
People, negativity sells. Big time.
Yes, it was Memorial Day. But “Jon & Kate” isn’t even on a network. It’s on cable. Which means that not everyone — most people, but not everyone — can see the show. To me, this was an astonishing feat.
I have a confession to make. I don’t watch “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” I don’t watch any reality shows regularly, which isn’t a judgment on those of you that do. It’s just not my thing. (If they could make a reality show with superheroes in it, that I might watch.) But all of the tabloid news has been oddly fascinating to me. I read the People Magazine article. Someone left a copy of US Weekly in my house and I read the “Jon & Kate” article. (Well, I started it. But I’ll finish it.) And I have to admit that I might just check out a few minutes of the show.
Did you watch the “JK8″ premiere? Did the recent scandals surrounding the couple make you more interested in the show?
Source: Hartford Courant