Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ratings for Kate Plus Date sputter at 773,000

Total viewers for the premiere were 773,000 or .773M viewers.

http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-monday-cable-originals-network-finals-6-10-2019.html

The ratings were less than the ratings for the 3 episodes aired in July 2017.

7/10/2017 .918 - A Haunting at the Gosselins
7/17/2017 .781 - Kate goes skiing...sort of...
7/24/2017 .801 - Six Teenagers 

(Thanks to FYI for posting this info)

93 sediments (sic) from readers:

Former Lurker said...

Unbelievable. I just happened to check her IG and she just posted a pic of her and Mady and Cara on the set of Access Live in LA:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BynszjGj6pk/

kateplusmy8
Hello, LA! It’s Press Day #3 for #KatePlusDate —now airing Monday’s at 10pm on @TLC — had to get a shot of the backdrop :)

Former Lurker said...

TFW is clearly trying very hard to get a second season of this crapfest. She's never pimped one of her shows on social media like this before. I bet Mady is helping her, or even doing the posts for her.

I thought doing the Today show in NYC yesterday, the day after the premiere, was strange. Now they've sent her and Mady and Cara out to LA?

Again, this isn't how they should be spending their summer. They're leaving for college in about ten weeks. Don't they have better things to do than pimp mommy's pathetic Fake Date show?

Note to TFW - there is no apostrophe in the plural of Monday. It's Mondays, not Monday's. She keeps doing that.

Anonymous said...

Can’t wait for more #KatePlusDate? Watch the next episode now, before it’s on TV! Click here or watch on the #TLCgo app."

Huh? They're calling it an "early premiere." Is this normal?
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TLC has done the exact same thing with the show Counting On. You can watch the new episode via the app without having to wait for next weeks new episodes.

But the fact that the date show was quickly moved to YouTube, makes me think TLC freaked out with how low the ratings where and are desperately trying to gain more ratings elsewhere. I think that by TLC moving the show to YouTube really cheapens it. Also they are probably realizing that they have a stink bomb of a show on their hands.

Gigi Be

FYI said...

Unbelievable. I just happened to check her IG and she just posted a pic of her and Mady and Cara on the set of Access Live in LA:

kateplusmy8
Hello, LA! It’s Press Day #3 for #KatePlusDate —now airing Monday’s at 10pm on @TLC — had to get a shot of the backdrop :)
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Who does a press tour after a show has already premiered? It seems more like damage control to amp up interest in the show because the ratings were much less than TLC expected. But with TLC already airing the next episode online, do they really expect the televised ratings to improve?

It seems like they're just placating Kate, when they already know the show is a disaster.

Formerly Duped said...

The body language on that photos speaks volumes. Mady is leaning in close to TFW while Cara keeps her distance. I do hope those girls leave for college in the fall of THIS year.Home life for the four tups with Mommy and now Mady the Star must be insufferable.They are of no use to either- I hope Cara is decent to the younger kids.

Anonymous said...

The only reason I can see for putting up next weeks episode early is to gauge ratings. If ratings continue to be bad, I could see them turning it into an online only show. Outdaughtored reruns would probably beat Kate's ratings. They started a new season this week too.

Andrea

Former Lurker said...

Mady did an IG post yesterday with two pics from the Today show. Maybe it's me, but I think it's slightly obnoxious:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BylI92kA75O/

mady.gosselin
BIG #kateplusdate press day, ladies & gents

AuntieAnn said...

"Ratings for Kate Plus Date sputter at 773,000"


I don't think Schmoopy gets the hint: It's over. Done. Finished. Kaput.

The faux dating show gig might have covered her June mortgage payment but what's she gonna do next month? Hold another garage sale? Sue someone? Write Cookbook Vol II?

Maybe she'd go back to her nursing career - if she could convince TLC to follow her around the hospital with her crew daddies and Steve in tow to film her as she nurtures the sick back to health. Two paychecks in one!!

(She can thank me later for this brilliant idea)

AuntieAnn said...

I'm awaiting your recap, Admin. I painlessly removed TLC from my cable line-up a year ago. I refused to continue to pay cash for their trash.

Layla said...

All those press days don't seem to be doing her any good. Nobody seems to notice. I hope the 4 younger kids are with her. Otherwise they'll spend the entire summer sitting at home because she won't be taking them anywhere.

I went back to look, and the last K+8 episode to make 1M viewers was Green Thumb Gosselins in January 2016. 3 1/2 years ago. The Gosselin ship has sailed. Everyone knows it except TLC and the Gosselins.

JoyinVirginia said...

If TLC really wanted this show to succeed, seems like the press tour would have been in advance.

PatK said...

I'd like to take a moment to go back to the two different class graduation pictures thing.

How is this even possible? Did this school actually cater to Kate's wishes, or was it because of the girls being bound by a filming contract with TLC, which may have brought up a legal issue?

If it was the latter, then how in the world was there allowed to be a videotape of them graduating posted on YouTube for the whole world to see?

Is this going to be the same thing when the remaining four attending sextuplets graduate from there?

I've never heard of a situation like this and it's just mind boggling.

AuntieAnn said...

Former Lurker said... 1

Unbelievable. I just happened to check her IG and she just posted a pic of her and Mady and Cara on the set of Access Live in LA:

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Cara's body language in this dark photo kind of says it all.

FYI said...

I went back to look, and the last K+8 episode to make 1M viewers was Green Thumb Gosselins in January 2016. 3 1/2 years ago. The Gosselin ship has sailed. Everyone knows it except TLC and the Gosselins.
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Actually, the last show to have 1M viewers or more was the Blind Date episode, which aired on Jan. 19, 2016. It got 1.079M viewers. Kind of ironic that this show is sort of a spin off of that episode and couldn't even come close to the same amount of viewers.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people posting on Kate’s Instagram are saying that they were either bored or disappointed with the show. Some were also expecting the kids would be there. Also her daft, diehard fans would watch their queen use the bathroom and still find it entertaining. I don’t get it.The dating coach is way too obnoxious and can’t stop making funny faces over every little thing. It’ll be very interesting to see what next weeks ratings will be.

Gigi Be

Layla said...

FYI (14)
Thank you for correcting me! I saw it in the discussion thread for the Green Thumb episode and thought it was for that one. My bad!

JoyinVirginia (11)
TLC has promoted the heck out of this show. Constant ads on TLC, some on related channels, multiple announcements of the show well in advance. They probably thought they had their bases covered as far as publicity was concerned. I don't think the problem is lack of publicity. It's lack of interest in Kate. No amount of press is going to change that.

Giff said...

Lol. She must hate Jon even more..if that's possible, for not letting the kids film. At this point, it's looking like Jon will get the last laugh.

Sad but true said...

Her only comment on the LA photo:She's still acting like K+8 is coming back:

genarogarc1a
Bring back Kate plus 8πŸ™

kateplusmy8
@genarogarc1a πŸ˜‰

She's still acting like K+8 is coming back. Judging from the general reaction all over the internet, I don't think it's gonna happen. πŸ˜‰

Sad but true said...

And People has posted ANOTHER lame-ass story! I know TLC and People have some kind of formalized mutual back-scratching relationship now, but this is ridiculous. Talk about alienating.

https://people.com/tv/what-kate-gosselin-looks-for-partner-kate-plus-date/

FYI said...

Clip from Kate's interview with Extra TV.

https://twitter.com/extratv/status/1138823275000152064

She says "the last time I dated, I had a pager". Guess she forgot all about the Blind Date episode and her date with Vann.

Former Lurker said...

I had commented the other day that they might be in NYC to tape a clip for Extra, because she always seems to do that show. I just noticed that Extra TV just posted a comment on Mady's IG post from yesterday. Apparently, the pic of the three of them on the Jumbotron is from the set of Extra:


extratv
Hey, we recognize that Jumbotron! ❤️πŸ™Œextratv


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I went to Extra TV's Instagram and within the last hour they posted a video clip:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Byn4tiih33f/

extratv
#KateGosselin is looking for love on reality TV... with a little help from daughters Mady and Cara! Link in the bio for more on #KatePlusDate! πŸ’˜

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I won't dare watch it. Just looking at her makes me ill. This was obviously taped on Tuesday when they were in NYC for the Today show. But, since Extra just posted the clip, I would assume that it's airing tonight. Again, kind of weird to air it now two days after the premiere aired.

One week down only five to go. Maybe after that this narcissist can force herself to concentrate on her two daughters in the remaining few weeks before they go to college.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I just came back from having lunch with a friend at Universal, which is where Access is taped. I didn't specifically feel a satanic presence, but it was pretty darn hot.

Former Lurker said...

Deanna just commented on Mady's IG post:


deannabellmakeup
Love this!!!

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Is she still around? She doesn't do the makeup for TFW anymore, does she?

AuntieAnn said...

According to the latest People article Mady says her mother is normally a very private person.

And right there is another reason why those kids, any kid, should not be sold to reality tv.

Turns out The Truman Show was fact, not fiction.

Former Lurker said...

I just want to answer this from the last post:


FlimsyFlamsy said... 200

Did TFW seriously say she wasn't interested in one of the guys because he was too short?

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From what I saw in the comments on Twitter and IG, she did. Even Paige called her out on it in one of her IG posts:

pc08
Todd is πŸ”₯ don’t discount the short guys Kate πŸ˜‰


https://www.instagram.com/p/ByjaXBSD2Ww/

AuntieAnn said...

Flimsy, 22, maybe you should play it safe and book an exorcism, you know, just for the hell of it. We could have it performed on the veranda. Admin?

Former Lurker said...

Getty Images has some pics of the three of them on the Extra set in NYC yesterday. Also, pics from outside the Today show yesterday, and at Sirius on Monday:

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/kate-gosselin?family=editorial&phrase=kate%20gosselin&recency=anydate&sort=newest&page=1&suppressfamilycorrection=true#license

FYI said...

I went to Extra TV's Instagram and within the last hour they posted a video clip:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Byn4tiih33f/

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I watched the clip. Interesting that Mady said "this is the first we've ever seen her date". Seems like they all are conveniently forgetting the Blind Date episode of Kate plus 8 and are throwing Vann under the bus, acting like that "date" never happened.

The Extra TV post also tagged Kate's, Mady's and Cara's instagram accounts. I noticed that Mady's Instagram account has now posted a link to her Youtube channel, although she hasn't yet posted anything on Youtube.

www.youtube.com/channel/UC8yQbmTIZ-Lg0Zro-8Y5btg

Carole said...

TLC knows who TFW is; they've experienced her attention seeking, her demands, tantrums, manipulations, temper, and her all around unpleasantness. But, they continue to offer her contracts, film her and the kids; they promote her, arrange for press, tv, magazine stories, etc. They pay for flights, lodging, food, for whatever reasons.

I've wondered, as have many readers, why. Whatever the reasons, most likely simply financial, they continue as we continue to scratch our heads. one thing for sure, they deserve each other. I hope TLC loses every cent they ever projected to make on this latest vanity project of TFW's. They deserve it. They've earned it. Just thinking about the lengths they've gone for this vile woman makes me sick. That they think TFW could pull off "dating" and that anyone (whether fans or haters just tuning in to watch another trainwreck) would want to watch her do it, shows how 'off' their executive's opinions are. I wonder if they have ever used any focus groups on her shows and what they might have said. Did they listen to their opinions or did they ignore them?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

AuntieAnn (#24) oh yeah, Schmoops is quite the private, demure little coquette. That filmed foot-licking incident at the bar was just a hoax created by the folks who concocted the phony moon landing.

And apparently no one has let TFW in on this narrative that she's a very private person. She just admitted it was HER idea to film the dates.

ncgirl said...

St. Kate, the most giving of mothers, continues.

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/kate-gosselins-kids-are-so-supportive-of-her-dating/

"My kids are so supportive,” the Kate Plus Date star, 44, told Extra on Tuesday, June 11. “They keep saying, ‘Do something for yourself, you’ve done everything for us.’”

Former Lurker said...

FYI said... 20

Clip from Kate's interview with Extra TV.

https://twitter.com/extratv/status/1138823275000152064

She says "the last time I dated, I had a pager". Guess she forgot all about the Blind Date episode and her date with Vann.

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FYI said... 28

I went to Extra TV's Instagram and within the last hour they posted a video clip:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Byn4tiih33f/

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I watched the clip. Interesting that Mady said "this is the first we've ever seen her date". Seems like they all are conveniently forgetting the Blind Date episode of Kate plus 8 and are throwing Vann under the bus, acting like that "date" never happened.

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I Googled earlier today to see if there was a recap of this Fake Date crapfest, and it seems no one has even bothered. What did come up in my search, was Admin's recap of that Bind Date episode from over three years ago:

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2016/05/recap-kate-plus-8-blind-date.html

"Kate claims she has gone on a handful of dates since the divorce."

She used the pager line back then:

"Last time Kate dated there were pagers."

Also, Mady is as unoriginal as her mother. The line that I saw Mady use in a preview clip was one she used back then:

"Mady explains that a first date is really just about assessing whether the guy is a serial killer."

AuntieAnn said...

Flimsy said... She just admitted it was HER idea to film the dates.

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I dont think she knows she's doing these men a favor by going on dates in front of a camera. At least they're under controlled conditions like a lab rat, the lab rat being Kate.

If she bites or scratches them, screeches too loudly or threatens to shoot them for not using a coupon, the crew will be right there to step in to put her back in her "private" cage. Safety first, I always say.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Admin I wanted to add to the point you made about Mady's loyalty to her mother.This is gonna sound like a personal story to say to everyone here but believe it or not i have a cousin and aunt thats similar to mady and kate.What i mean by this is that my aunt is a huge narcissistic like Kate and (i believe robert also documented this.)like Kate she drinks as well and at times can be abusive towards my cousins,not just physically but emotionally (please not what my aunt did wasn't nearly as bad as the things robert documented about what Kate did to her kids.)as well(like calling them trash.)Now my cousin thats like Mady may know about how bad my aunt can be but whats strange is that he has shown to defend her despite how she is and has the attitude of"You can talk trash to anyone but don't you dare say anything bad about my mom."As for my two other cousins,they are like Hannah and Collin where one use to be the golden child and the other was treated like garbage despite being the sweetest.Now like i said,my aunt isn't as bad as Kate because she never slammed a 2 year old into the crib or try to alienate my cousins from my mom or family but i do see similarities between her and Kate.

Anonymous said...

Cara looks like she would rather be dead. I don't understand how having the second show available online now, will improve ratings for next Monday. Previously she did the media blitz before premieres not after; something strange this time around.

bm

JR said...

God almighty does this torture ever end?? Whats going on in the universe that this woman will not go away ... every time we think this is it.. she’s here again... there must be an answer... amen..

Susan1956 said...

Layla said... 16

TLC has promoted the heck out of this show. Constant ads on TLC, some on related channels, multiple announcements of the show well in advance. They probably thought they had their bases covered as far as publicity was concerned. I don't think the problem is lack of publicity. It's lack of interest in Kate. No amount of press is going to change that.
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I think TLC has shot themselves in the foot in so many ways. The first time for even agreeing to film this stupid show, then where to air the footage of the stinker. TFMJG has made such a big deal about it being a G-rated show yet she's swilling wine throughout and there are a few awkward innuendos. So since she's a big girl they put it behind 90 Day Fiance on Mondays. But even that strong lead-in didn't help. It might have been better to leave her on Tuesdays just for the sake of being able to do the press tour on Monday and Tuesday leading up to a Tuesday premiere.

*This is interesting--I've had my 600 lb. life on since shortly after 5 p.m. and have yet to see one ad for Kate + Date. They're heavily promoting next week's episodes of 90 Day Fiance, Smothered and Outdaughtered but not a peep re: Kate's adventures in finding love.

notagain said...

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/kate-gosselin?family=editorial&phrase=kate%20gosselin&recency=anydate&sort=newest&page=1&suppressfamilycorrection=true#license

She does not well, she has a brittle look to her. Could be too much wine but the fact that she is clinging to the long blond high schooler hair is not helping her look

Layla said...

Susan1956 (37)
I have 600-Pound Life on too, and no ads for Kate Plus Date. I wondered if maybe TLC freaked out and extended her press tour when they saw how bad the show's ratings were, but they're not promoting it on their own channel. They did last week.

It surprised me that there was such a big drop from the lead-in show. It's normal to see a 100-200,000 drop, but 600,000? That is not normal. Even with the viewers she got, you have to wonder how many of those people fell asleep in front of the TV, or left to do other things and just left their TVs on. Sounds like some people who watched are finding it boring and disappointing. We'll see what happens when next week's ratings come in.

Former Lurker said...

I just went back and checked and that Blind Date (with Vann) episode aired on January 19, 2016:

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2016/01/discussion-thread-kate-plus-8-blind-date.html?commentPage=1

The ratings were on the second page:

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2016/01/discussion-thread-kate-plus-8-blind-date.html?commentPage=2


Sad but true said... 58

Ratings are out for Tuesday. K8's numbers went down, to 1.079mm viewers, and an 0.34 share. Almost 300K viewers tuned out after Little Couple.
January 21, 2016 at 6:40 AM

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So, three and a half years later, she finally gets the Khate Fake Dating show that she's been begging for for years, and the ratings are DOWN 306,000.

1/19/16: Kate Plus 8 Blind Date episode
1.079 million viewers, 0.34 share

6/10/19: Khate Plus Fake Date premiere episode
773,000 viewers, 0.22 share


Someone at TLC should be fired for going with this show.

Face it, TFW. You were never the draw for any TV show. The little kids were always the attraction. They're no longer little, and they won't be filming. Those days are over. Just stop being so desperate and pathetic and move on already.

Anonymous said...

Watched a small part of “next weeks” episode on TLC go. Didn’t watch the whole thing as I don’t want to give her ratings and it was way too boring. The only positive about this show is that it could cure someone’s insomnia. I stuck around and watched Kate on her third date. Third guy starts asking about her kids. Kate starts saying “they know they are getting older ,they know they are going to leave soon,they don’t want to leave me alone, they fight over whose going to take care of me when I’m old. I know I’m raising them right”.
How on earth is this normal thinking for four 15 year olds and two 18 year olds? A normal mom would say , “kids I’ll be fine, go on to college, fulfill your destiny, don’t worry about me!”.
This is emotional abuse. These young kids should not have to be burdened with these thoughts but she seems to encourage it. She needs her head examined.

Gigi Be

Sandylove said...

Did anyone look at those Getty Images photos taken during the Extra interview? Especially when you zoom in, you can see how horrendous her neck looks and she's lost a lot of muscle tone in her arms. She's definitely put on weight in her legs as others have mentioned. But what really struck me was just how much you can tell Kate is lapping up all the attention. Enjoy it while you can Kate, hopefully this is the last TV show you'll have!

Sad but true said...

Well, she's now up to 378K followers on IG. Less than three weeks ago, that number was in the mid-340s. With the exception of the graduation photo, not a single one of her photos has garnered anywhere near 15% of followers. And the photo posted today of her and the twins in LA, despite being up for 6 hours now, has only 6.4K likes and only 135 comments.

TLC are shooting themselves in the foot (on purpose? One has to wonder) with this post-premiere dog-and-pony show. Kate Fatigue has definitely set in.

Sad but true said...

Former Lurker said... 40

Face it, TFW. You were never the draw for any TV show. The little kids were always the attraction.
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I hope to God Jon's got some money stashed away to fight off the next battle, which, after this, will surely be to allow the tups to film again. She's already been openly hinting at it. If the 4 remaining prisoners say in court that they want to film (after all of their activities and vacations have been cancelled by Mommy), will the court rule in her favor? And is TLC really going to film a show with only 4 of the famous 6? Stay tuned. . . .

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Gigi Be (#41), who in the bluedilly hell thinks that TEENAGERS are fighting over who is going to take care of their mother in her old age? That is absurd. But T is SO tone deaf when it comes to being a loving parent that she thinks such a sentiment would be proof of how much they love her. Wrong again, TFW. If it's true, it means you have good and well parentified them, and they can probably look forward to a lifetime of failed relationships.

Former Lurker said...

I just looked at TLC's Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tlc/

They did a post on Monday night for TFW's show, and then one on Tuesday for the season premiere of Outdaughtered.

Khate Plus Fake Date:
2,959 likes
379 comments

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByjUr1PlgxD/


Outdaughtered:
10,400 likes
280 comments

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bylyftml0ud/

That's a huge difference in the likes. Outdaughtered received over three and a half times the likes TFW did.

The TFW post has almost 100 more comments, but unlike the Outdaughtered post, the comments for her show are almost all brutal.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Jamesvader1194 (#34), thanks for sharing that story. There are certainly parallels to the G family. Kids will do what they have to do to survive, and sometimes that means protecting an abusive parent.

Anonymous said...

I think the public still remembers that Kate skipped Collins custody hearing. She screwed herself over with that stunt.

Andrea

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I think the public still remembers that Kate skipped Collins custody hearing. She screwed herself over with that stunt.


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Maybe that's what she means by she let him choose. She was a failure to appear on that decision day.

Former Lurker said...

Sad but true said... 44

I hope to God Jon's got some money stashed away to fight off the next battle, which, after this, will surely be to allow the tups to film again. She's already been openly hinting at it. If the 4 remaining prisoners say in court that they want to film (after all of their activities and vacations have been cancelled by Mommy), will the court rule in her favor? And is TLC really going to film a show with only 4 of the famous 6? Stay tuned. . . .


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I was thinking the same thing, sort of. She's clearly dying to get the Khate Plus 8 show back on the air. But, even if she did sue Jon for the rights to get them to film, I just don't see a judge going for that, especially after what happened with Collin. I'm not saying Collin and Hannah would film, but that Jon's side would surely bring up how damaging the filming was to Collin and the others shouldn't be forced to film anymore.

While I don't think she could get a judge to agree to force the remaining four to film, I think she's so desperate that she probably thinks worst case scenario, she can convince them to film when they turn 18 in three years. They'll still have another year of high school left, so they'll be stuck at home with her. She'll have three years between now and then to work on them and complain that they don't have any money without filming. She might even tell them they need to film so they can go to good colleges like Mady and Cara. I'd put nothing past her. And, it sounds crazy that TLC would come back again in three years, but they've done it before. I'm sure that, like TFW, TLC would love to exploit them during their last year of high school.

Giff said...

She absolutely screwed herself over with the way she treated Collin. If she had just pretended she cared a little about the boy, she could have gained some sympathy . Instead, she held on to the resentment that he defied her authority when he was 2 years old and she had to beat him and throw him in his crib for spilling beans or something, on PURPOSE, just to annoy her.

Jamesvader1194 said...

Could it be possible that Collin refused to see Kate during the court hearing?I just think with all the talk about how some of the kids refuse to see jon,that the same can happen to Kate.I just don't see Kate giving up Collin without fighting jon over him,not because she cares about him but more so that Jon doesn't see him and of course control the narrative.Especially if she's hinting at more Kate plus 8 but i doubt its true.

Sad but true said...

Former Lurker said... 46

Very interestingly, though, they posted NO previews for K8's new show on their own FB page, except for a clip on June 7 and one on the 5th. And I don't see anyone else's new show showing an "early premiere" for the next episode. By contrast, there are numerous postings for SMothered, Sweet Home Sextuplets, and everything BUT K8. Things that make you go hmmm.

https://www.facebook.com/TLC/

Former Lurker said...

Interesting. This is from a longtime fan, posted on TFW's latest IG post (the awkward pic from the Access Live set):


sandiebellz
You haven’t dated in 10 years? Seems like a waste of life to me.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Former Lurker Thats why i believe that its possible that in the future they'll more then likely rename the show to a "Growing up Gosselin"type of show.Even though i said in a recent comment that i think after this dating series disaster,there is apart of me that believes that would be a possibility considering TLC making spinoffs like Jill and Jessie along with still filming Little People with the kids now having kids.

PatK said...

There shouldn't be doubt in anyone's mind that Khate is going to try and keep the filming train rolling all the way through college, weddings and grandbabies...a la the Duggars.

Anonymous said...

Could it be possible that Collin refused to see Kate during the court hearing?I just think with all the talk about how some of the kids refuse to see jon,that the same can happen to Kate.I just don't see Kate giving up Collin without fighting jon over him,not because she cares about him but more so that Jon doesn't see him and of course control the narrative.Especially if she's hinting at more Kate plus 8 but i doubt its true.

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She did not show up to the court date. There are ways for a child to take part in the custody process without having to see the parent in court. Kate has no excuse for not showing up.

Andrea

Sad but true said...

Jamesvader1194 said... 55

I truly think the ship has sailed on anything "Growing Up Gosselin." The twins will be out of that house in 10 weeks, and two of the tups are ALREADY out of the house. That's HALF of the cast. There may be opportunities in the future (graduations, weddings, babies, etc.) for TLC to try to build something on, but I don't think it's gonna happen if K8 Plus Date goes down the tubes. Which I think it will do, and pretty quickly. I just read some of the comments on the TLC FB page---if you think they're bad on the K8 page, well, at least 90% of what's posted on the TLC page is downright brutal. EVERYONE has got this woman's number, EVERYONE: $$$-$$$$.

Anonymous said...

In other news Grandma Mary Duggar passed away tragically when she apparently slipped and fell into her pool. She was 78. She had suffered a stroke several months ago and may have been unsteady on her feet. How horrifying for the family member who discovered her. Hopefully it wasn’t one of the kids. Jim Bob Duggar owns a huge amount of property and grandma had a home within walking distance on the same property. Not only do you need to watch children very carefully around pools but also the elderly and disabled. How tragic!

Gigi Be

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I finished the recap and I'll post in the morning, but man alive that Rachel chick is super unlikable and WAY stupider than I bargained for. She was almost worse than Kate to my ears. Well, you'll see.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Giff (#51), I still believe she could've walked away from the C experience practically unscathed had she admitted some accountability. Maybe regretting continuing to film when her child needed her attention. Looking into counseling for her anger issues. Vowing to do everything in her power to help C return home. Trying to make time for one-on-one activities with the remaining 7 kids to help ease the pain of losing their sibling, etc.

A bit of humility and humanity could actually have benefited her career. I could see someone like Diane Sawyer interviewing her had she had any sort of spiritual awakening. The maybe a book deal, or even her own solo talk show. But instead, she did something even the staunchest haters couldn't have predicted: she pretended he never existed.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

That's scary. Pools scare the be-jesus out of me and I have one.

Much has been said about pool safety for toddlers which is so incredibly important but it's so important for adults and animals too! Working around the pool you could slip, or you could misjudge getting into a float alone and smack your head on the cement. Years ago a friend of mine had a dog who had seizures who apparently had a seizure, slipped into the pool and drowned. It was so traumatic.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


She did not show up to the court date. There are ways for a child to take part in the custody process without having to see the parent in court. Kate has no excuse for not showing up.


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On the rare occasion it's too upsetting for a kid to see his parent in court, we will have the child come in to see the judge first without the parent, and then go back downstairs and then the parent can come in and the hearing is held. The child can also do any of their testimony or statements in the judge's office on close circuit TV, never having to see the parent. So I agree, no excuse.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Now my cousin thats like Mady may know about how bad my aunt can be but whats strange is that he has shown to defend her despite how she is and has the attitude of"You can talk trash to anyone but don't you dare say anything bad about my mom."As for my two other cousins,they are like Hannah and Collin where one use to be the golden child and the other was treated like garbage despite being the sweetest.Now like i said,my aunt isn't as bad as Kate because she never slammed a 2 year old into the crib or try to alienate my cousins from my mom or family but i do see similarities between her and Kate.

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This is not at all an unusual scenario when there is a problem parent and how kids react. It is completely normal for kids to take the side of a parent, even an abusive one. Not always, but it's common.

A child's loyalty to their parent is pretty exceptional. Parents should appreciate it more.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I watched the clip. Interesting that Mady said "this is the first we've ever seen her date". Seems like they all are conveniently forgetting the Blind Date episode of Kate plus 8 and are throwing Vann under the bus, acting like that "date" never happened.

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Not to mention the nine months she was with Prescott. Surely they were aware of that one.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I just came back from having lunch with a friend at Universal, which is where Access is taped. I didn't specifically feel a satanic presence, but it was pretty darn hot.

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Citywalk? Fun! I've only been there once but we went to the brewery there and had some great food.

I did not realize Extra was filmed there.

Yes, LA was blazing hot today. It's been so mild for months and months and then out of the blue, BAM.

Sideline Observer said...

This cure for insomnia probably costs TLC less money than anything else that could have aired in its place.

Even a test pattern would cost TLC more money. It would also draw better ratings.

Layla said...

Sad But True (53) said...
By contrast, there are numerous postings for SMothered, Sweet Home Sextuplets, and everything BUT K8. Things that make you go hmmm.
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I think they are genuinely shocked that this show was such a bust. Now, other than her press tour, they aren't doing much to promote it. It's like they're embarrassed to admit they have this show in their lineup. TLC may have hinted (to Kate)that they'll bring back K+8 in the future, but after seeing this show bombs they might end up rethinking that.

I looked at the comments on TLC's IG, and there are a lot from people who watched the first episode and hated it. Those are people who won't be watching in the future. Of course, we knew it was going to fail as soon as we heard about it. It's shocking that TLC didn't know it. Maybe they need a few of us on their staff.

ncgirl said...

I've been reading comments about Kate's show, and some are pissed off that they used Queen's song, Somebody to Love. Don't waste good songs on this woman.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I've been reading comments about Kate's show, and some are pissed off that they used Queen's song, Somebody to Love. Don't waste good songs on this woman.


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I noticed that and wondered how they could have afforded the rights to such a thing.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

It's shocking that TLC didn't know it. Maybe they need a few of us on their staff.


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But don't you know according to our resident troll networks know so much more than us and that we should leave it to them to make the programming decisions and not dare second guess their wise opinions about who is going to be successful.

Stuff and nonsense. People at networks aren't some special breed. They're playing crystal ball just like everybody else, there is no class in "what shows work and what shows don't," there are a hundred reasons why some shows work and a hundred reasons why others don't, and sometimes the reasons are hard to identify at all, a show just works. It doesn't take 25 years in the industry as some stuffy executive to know this show was going to flop, everyone here predicted it over and over, that's in print for anyone to see.

Layla said...

The Sunday premiere of sMothered got 1.266 million viewers. Half a million more than Kate Plus Date. Wow.

Former Lurker said...

I finished the recap and I'll post in the morning, but man alive that Rachel chick is super unlikable and WAY stupider than I bargained for. She was almost worse than Kate to my ears. Well, you'll see.

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That was super fast, Admin! Thanks, I'm looking forward to your recap.

As far as "dating coach" Rachel, I saw a lot of comments on Twitter and Instagram complaining that she actually interrupted the dates. People said it was strange and annoying how she kept interrupting.

I also read that the beginning of the episode recapped some of the early years with TFW. I would assume that Jon was edited out.

One thing that I haven't read about and I'm curious about is whether they showed TFW at home or if they went straight to the "date" locations. If the younger four can't film, I guess they didn't film TFW at home? So, it would show just the "dates" and the talking heads, which appear to be filmed at that hotel in NYC according to what I've seen on the IG posts of the "dating coach".

Former Lurker said...

By the way, if you look at the ratings charts in the ShowBuzzDaily article linked in this post, her show came in #27 in the all important 18-49 demo, but it did much worse, came in far lower in total viewers.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


As far as "dating coach" Rachel, I saw a lot of comments on Twitter and Instagram complaining that she actually interrupted the dates. People said it was strange and annoying how she kept interrupting.


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Yes it was! I discuss that in my recap. Things would actually finally be going smoothly for Kate and then Rachel would swoop in and interrupt them and since Kate can't handle any kind of derailment to anything at all, she would make it all awkward again doing that. Oy!!!

Sad but true said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 69

I've been reading comments about Kate's show, and some are pissed off that they used Queen's song, Somebody to Love. Don't waste good songs on this woman.
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I noticed that and wondered how they could have afforded the rights to such a thing.
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They probably winged it and will get fined after the fact. Happens ALL the time.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Admin for doing the recap. I can't wait to read it. I doubt I could actually watch the episode. I can't stand to hear her freak out over stupid stuff like bugs. Well... I can't stand her in general but the freak outs over mundane things is just too much.

Also, thank you to the poster who recommended emmymadeinjapan. She is a delight to watch. I just watched her video on cooking a chicken in a watermelon. I can't wait to try it this summer.

Andrea

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

They probably winged it and will get fined after the fact. Happens ALL the time.

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Ha, seriously? They used such a short blink and miss it clip too I wonder if they can sneak it through the lawyers and judges. Kind of like how social media lets you use short clips of songs, but longer ones will get it deleted from the post.

Former Lurker said...

ncgirl said... 68

I've been reading comments about Kate's show, and some are pissed off that they used Queen's song, Somebody to Love. Don't waste good songs on this woman.

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Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 69

I noticed that and wondered how they could have afforded the rights to such a thing.

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Did they play the song, or just use the title? Because I've seen some comments about it too. People said the first episode is entitled "Somebofy to Love", and the second episode is entitled "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

As a Queen fan, I strongly object! πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

Susan1956 said...

ncgirl said (68)
Admin (69)

Next week's episode is titled Another One Bites The Dust. Wondering if they will sample Pressure for the finale.

Former Lurker said...

"Dating coach" Rachel posted some pics on IG from a "premiere watch party" she threw at a restaurant. Hmm, why hasn't TFW ever done that? Oh, that's right .... she would have no family or friends to invite. Well, maybe a couple of hair and makeup people would be there. And, Skeeve, of course.

Rachel's IG:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BykTZTIgPkX/

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Did they play the song, or just use the title? Because I've seen some comments about it too. People said the first episode is entitled "Somebofy to Love", and the second episode is entitled "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

As a Queen fan, I strongly object! πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

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Oh they actually played it. Queen is so distinctive as you know, and I immediately perked up. I think my ears rose up like a dog, like WTF was that?!

Are they trying to be cute and picking a different "love" song for each episode and then stealing the actual song to play? How clever.

Former Lurker said...

Lol, Admin, this one's for you. Relationship expert/dating coach Rachel, who is just a "TV personality" admits in an IG post that this "project" wasn't at all about being a matchmaker or "dating coach" for TFW. She admits that after two seasons on that Married at First Sight show, she just wanted another TV show so she could show people more of her "sassy personality":

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByiH18GAk09/

racheldealto
Tonight on @tlc! I know there are a LOT of opinions floating around (I’ve gotten your tweets, DMs, and comments). But I have to tell you, shooting this show with an amazing crew and getting to “play” more on camera like in this scene at @airfitcharlotte was SO much fun.

After #mafs I was very much looking forward to my next project, and getting to show more of my personality (which if you’ve been hanging here for a bit, is pretty sassy at times) has been awesome. #KatePlusDate allowed me to do that. So I hope you watch tonight at 10pm and share this journey!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


racheldealto
Tonight on @tlc! I know there are a LOT of opinions floating around (I’ve gotten your tweets, DMs, and comments). But I have to tell you, shooting this show with an amazing crew and getting to “play” more on camera like in this scene at @airfitcharlotte was SO much fun.


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Oh Rachel is TOTALLY the type to read each and every tweet, comment, DM. Yep.

Former Lurker said...

Layla said... 71

The Sunday premiere of sMothered got 1.266 million viewers. Half a million more than Kate Plus Date. Wow.

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Ha ha ha. I was wondering how that show did in the ratings. Thanks for posting that.

Now I'm curious how the premiere of Outdaughtered did on Tuesday night.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Right now Queen is asking, can we sue?

YES!!!

Susam1956 said...

Sorry. I meant the 3rd episode is titled Another One Bites The Dust.

No-show Kate thought she could block the hearing??? said...

Did she skip the court hearing because she knew in advance she was going to lose custody? Didn't his therapists report that she was the reason for his problems, that she was a trigger and abused him?

Admin, would she have received a copy of the facility report and recommendations before the hearing?

She probably knew Colin did NOT want to live with her. What an insult - likely she said something like "well, I don't want you either, but no one tells ME no..."

If so, she could have said something like "NO ONE tells me no... so I'll show them, I just won't show up." Did she maybe think that the judge would not/could not rule if she was missing?

HA HA bitch, you were singularly UNIMPORTANT AND INSIGNIFICANT - the court saw through all your bullshit and ruled in favor of JON, for the benefit of Colin.

No judge in his right mind with all the documentation would send a kid back to his abuser, or a 15 year old back.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Oh, Rachel sounds pretty darn full of herself. That ain't gonna go down well with TFW.

It doesn't sound like Rachel and Schmoopy exchanged any cutesy inside-joke social media posts before, during or after the show aired. I suspect the bloom is off the rose between them already.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Oh, Rachel sounds pretty darn full of herself. That ain't gonna go down well with TFW.


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Kate has trouble hiding her true feelings, and just based on this first episode I think she doesn't like Rachel. Not only is Rachel obnoxious and legitimately unhelpful, but she kind of has Kate's look going on there with the brown eyes and platinum blonde, which makes her a threat to Kate.

I caught her rolling her eyes at Rachel.

Layla said...

Former Lurker (81) said...
Now I'm curious how the premiere of Outdaughtered did on Tuesday night.
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You got it! Outdaughtered got 1.291 million viewers, and Sweet Home Sextuplets (10pm on Tuesday) got 1.091 million. Both of them blew Kate's Fake Date out of the water. Not surprising, but that sMothered show looked kind of creepy to me. I wasn't thinking it would do as well as it did.

just wondering said...

Remember Grey Gardens?
How long until we see Gosselin Gardens starring Kate & Mady?

Is it just me said...

IMHO, I suspect TFW missing C's hearing is because she was filming at that time. She had asked for a postponement and was denied by the judge. Hmmm, should I go to court to fight tooth and nail for custody of my child or should I film my dating show for all the world to see. Such a tough decision. Maybe I should toss a coin. No, screw it, I'm more important than he is.