Jon & Kate Plus 8 still draws impressive cable audience, but drops to 5.7 million

While off from last week’s premiere of 9.8 million, these are still great numbers.

The gawking wasn’t quite as great as for the show’s  fifth-season debut, but the Gosselins scored big with the Nielsens for TLC Monday night.

Both new telecasts of Jon & Kate Plus 8 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. set cable’s primetime pace in households, viewers, key demos and women’s groups on June 1, according to network officials.

The 9 p.m. show averaged 5.5 million viewers, serving as a strong lead-in to the night’s second installment, which posted a 4.3 household rating and 5.9 million watchers on average, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

Jon and Kate Plus 8 at 9:30 p.m. was the No. 1 program of the night for ratings and delivery, beating all of  broadcast and cable among women 18 to 49, persons18 to 34 and women 18 to 34.


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