Jon & Kate Plus 8‘s new season premiered on TLC this week, making it the most watched reality show episode of all time on TLC. Almost 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the couple discuss their martial problems. Us Weekly had reported Jon had an affair with a 23-year-old teacher, and Kate is “inseparable” from her bodyguard.
The ratings were excellent in comparison to the season finale of Lost which attracted less viewers, at 9.2 million. The premiere doubled the Season 4 finale of Jon & Kate, which had 4.6 million viewers.
On Monday’s show, both Jon and Kate who have been married for nearly 10 years, admitted they weren’t sure about their future.
“I don’t know…parents of multiples have, like, triple the divorce rate, and I was thinking we were gonna beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore,” Kate said on camera.
It seems to me that the couple needs some sort of family counseling away from the spotlight, and time to work on their marriage.