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Kate Gosselin Shoots for High Ratings in Australia



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The new highly anticipated season of “Kate Plus 8” began last night as Kate Gosselin and her eight children headed to the Australian outback. The pressure is on as TV bosses have already warned her that the show will be axed if viewing figures fall below the 1 million mark and that would leave the former nurse looking fr a regular job: not easy as a single mom to eight young kids.

Her last season, with Sarah Palin, may be something she is keen to live down, as ratings started high but quickly fell. However, last night we saw an exciting start to the Gosselin family’s Australian adventure with New Years Eve fireworks, koala bears, and swimming with sharks.

She seemed keen to make a fresh start and face the great outdoors with cheerful enthusiasm, despite her previous breakdown in Alaska. That time she had Palin with her, though, so this could be a whole different story. Whether that is good or bad, you decide for yourselves.

Last night, the whole family appeared to be having a great time Down Under. There was even a friendly chat with ex-husband, Jon, upon landing in Australia. Kate seems confident, determined to cope alone, but a bit boring, this season.

“Kate Plus 8″ airs on Mondays at 10pm on TLC. The station believes in Kate Gosselin, giving her a season, instead of one-off specials this time – but if last night is anything to judge by, she will have to do something to liven things up and maintain her ratings.

10 Responses to “Kate Gosselin Shoots for High Ratings in Australia”

  1. paddy says:

    Please! this show is a pathetic rendition of “lets see what Kate does today” and we are all sick sick sick of it. Get rid of the show!!

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  2. paddy says:

    agree with all…we are all sick sick sick of seeing a mentally ill mother pretend to ‘cope’ with her brood…
    thought TLC stood for The Learning Channel…what is that about? what are we learning about now???
    give the show the AXE please.

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  3. Sherry says:

    I really get tired of seeing Kate be phoney in her high heels, short skirts, low cut tops and glittery dresses to events that call for jeans, shorts and flats. She can still show off her body in normal clothes for normal events. The show really has turned into a “look at Kate” show and has become very boring.

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  4. mary says:

    Bye Bye Queen Kate….lol

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  5. Mary says:

    Well, once again we watch Kate in 5 inch heels playing the drill sargeant , ordering the kids to open and close their passports at her command while the two “baby sitters” clean and cook in the background and then serve the meal. How many times have we heard Kate moan that she does it ALL on her own. Then we see her on the beach in her bikini. I remember the cover shots of her in the white bikini, which were so obviously air brushed after seeing her last night…not a good look Kate. Kate, when this one huge , all expenses paid vacation you are on finally comes to an end , I know how you can earn a living. Just market that ” good bra” that has turned you from a flat chested nobody into a double D bombshell. You could make a fortune. Seriously, who do you think you are kidding?

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  6. Phyllis says:

    I wish someone had a stopwatch and timed how much time Kate was on and how much time the “8″ were on. This show is about Kate, not the kids. We are not interested in watching Kate in the shark tank; this was supposed to be about the kids. Let the kids narrate–leave Kate out of the show as much as possible. She is using TLC to travel! Wake up TLC, the ratings are getting lower and lower. Save the money.

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  7. Dr. Kennedy says:

    With mental health professionals continuing to weigh in re. damage to the children (and the children having difficulty with aggression and more in school)and with Ms. Gosselin maintaining a fraudulent commitment to “struggling to raise her children…alone” in the ONLY way possible (as a self-defined, deluded celebrity who hates fans and paparazzi), the many who boycott the now debacle of the original show have finally lost faith in the judgment of TLC. This woman is “diagnosable”. TLC is enabling a train wreck for these underage pawns.

    It seems NOTHING and NO ONE (even submissions to the courts) will stop the wholesale exploitation of the children.

    Interview Ms. Gosselin’s rejected parents for some hard truths about this lost and disturbed woman.

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  8. alika says:

    Why is she still on tv? She is a total B***h, the kids are older and are no longer cute to watch. She needs to find a real job and stop trying to become famous off her kids. Cancel the show and make her go away.

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  9. Kat says:

    She is the most abusive woman on TV how TLC airs this is beyond comprehension.
    Shut her down!!

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  10. Anya says:

    I thought it was entertaining. The kids seemed to be having a blast. I think running the shows as a season vs. specials is a better way to go in terms of generating and holding interest. I don’t think the show will hit the highs of 3 to 4 million again, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a viable and successful show for TLC. I wish Kate and the kids the best.

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