Kate Gosselin brings in record 'Wife Swap' ratings
February 28th, 2013
09:56 AM ET

Kate Gosselin brings in record 'Wife Swap' ratings

Kate Gosselin's still got it.

The mom of eight recently starred in an episode of ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" with another reality star mom, Kendra Wilkinson, and their edition brought in record ratings.

The season 2 premiere, which aired on Tuesday, was watched by 7 million, a 4 percent increase over the last season opener of "Celebrity Wife Swap," ABC says. Ratings were up in the 18-49 demographic by 6 percent, giving the episode the best numbers in the show's history.

In the episode, now single mom Gosselin switched places with former "Girls Next Door" star Wilkinson, a Playboy cover girl who's mom to four-year-old "Little" Hank, her son with husband Hank Baskett. Gosselin was tasked with trying to adjust to Wilkinson's more laid-back parenting style, while Wilkinson was challenged with watching over Gosselin's brood of eight.

For her part, Gosselin made the most of being a temporary mom of one.

“It feels great to relax. This is what I’ve been missing,” she said. “I am very focused on my kids, and maybe I do need to step away a bit and start dating.”

Wilkinson, on the other hand, learned why structure can be important in parenting. "It made me realize if I can do it with eight kids," she said, "I can do it with one."


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  1. No Choice...i get it i guess...

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    July 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NEXT!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    July 17, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. I WAS ALSO INFORMED LAST NIGHT WE CAN TELL IF I DID NOT DO IT...THANKS

    June 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. IF WE ARE WRONG I WANT EVIDENCE WE WERE RIGHT OR WE WERE WRONG..

    LET'S ROLL AND JUST FILE IT AND WHY CUZ SHE'S A F-CKING PIG.

    June 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. I WANT COMPOUNDED EVIDENCE SHE IS OR IS NOT SHOVING HER OWN BLOGS ON THIS MACHINE FOR SABOTAGE...JUST SAYING.--I WAS INFORMED WE CAN DO IT.

    THAT MAYBE WHY MACHINES WERE SMASHED...SOMEBODY IS GETTING WRONG INFO

    June 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. I WANT COMPOUNDED EVIDENCE I DID NOT SPEAK OF HIS PERSONAL LIFE ON THIS BLOG AND FILE IT...THANK YOU--

    June 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. HACKING UPDATES IN TERMS OF COMMENTING.

    1. FIND OUT IF HER DEGRADING COMMENTS ARE ON THIS MACHINE....SUPPLY EVIDENCE I NEVER SAID ANYTHING...
    2 LIE TESTS....HE MAY THINK I AM TALKING SH-T ABOUT HIM
    3. DATED OF BLINDING....THANKS.

    June 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. I WANT TOO KNOW IF SHE IS TELLING HIM COMMENTS ARE COMING FROM ME.--WE CAN SUPPLY EVIDENCE I DID NOT SAY WORD CORRECT?.....

    THANKS

    June 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. FIND OUT IF HER COMMENTS ARE BEING STORED SO IT APPEARS THE DEGRADING COMMENTS ARE COMING FROM ME....RUN A REPORT

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    June 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. time too move foreward with "personal" -- side track obsession until i am ready

    thanks

    June 10, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. THERE IS FAT HIPPED KATE LOOKING DESPERATE AGAIN

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    June 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Any computer issues with kate...just tell ceo.

    thanks

    June 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. KATE AND HER CREW THINK WE GIVE A F-CK WHAT THEY THINK OF ME

    YOUR JUST A MISERABLE ABUSIVE THEFTIE AND WHAT YOU HAVE PUT THIS FAMILY THROUGH IN 1 YEAR

    YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN A CELL THAT LONG BY BOW...YOUR A DISGRACE TO WOMEN EVERYWHERE AN I WOULD NEVER REFER YOU AS A MENTOR OF ANY KIND YOU CRIMINAL DISRESPECTFUL BEETCH

    June 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Can't even comb her hair.

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    June 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. See her powertrip game of thrones comment...below

    thanks

    June 5, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. HEY KATE WHATS MY BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER...BAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    June 5, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  17. THE WOMAN IS AN UTTER BORE...WE'VE BEEN YAWNING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS NOW

    HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND....

    May 31, 2013 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  18. NO NEED TOO LOOK AT THIS DISASTER AREA ANYMORE...

    LIFE GOES ON SHE HAS PROVEN EACH DAY SHE IS A HAS BEEN....WE CAN GO

    May 31, 2013 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. KATE' IS APPEARING TO BE IN THERE DAILY NOW.

    =

    May 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. THE MORNING NEWS SAID...SAUSAGED INTO JEANS THAT DON'T FIT.

    TRUTH?

    May 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. told you she was a moocher...

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    May 11, 2013 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  22. THIS ALLLLLL KATE'S FAULT...EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF IT

    May 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. resultS: kate...

    good luck kate...

    May 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Kate's gonna scares us with the monday and tuesday blogs now

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa

    April 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  25. martha stewart..

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAA

    April 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Kate Gosselin is what my teacher friend told me once

    a lazy woman that does nothing all day – they wear their filthy stretch pants with their big sweaters and think they can rule the world....Kate is a loser...her kids are cute but she is a bonafide lower

    April 7, 2013 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  27. Kate Gosselin is what my teacher friend told...

    a lazy woman that does nothing all day - they wear their filthy stretch pants with their big swears and think they can rule the world....Kate is a loser...her kids are cute but she is a bonafide lower

    April 7, 2013 at 4:30 am | Report abuse |
  28. Thank God John Left her...

    what a loser...Kate Gosselin is a digusing pig and looks like one also

    April 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  29. her vayvay must smell.

    you can tell

    April 6, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  30. Kate Gosselin is a first rate slob...

    she looks awful as usual, everyone Hollywood hates her and her husband could not even take her anymore...she is not attractive and disgusting.

    April 6, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  31. Kate Gosselin...

    would look fantastic naked, if only she would pose nude (even if her flang-twabby is all flabby and loose from squeezing out 8 puppies). She's probably getting hard-up for money so there is always hope.

    March 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jason Viper

    I think it's funny that all the comments on here are about how bad Kate is, and knowing how judgemental people can be, I haven't seen a single negative comment toward Kendra and her Playboy past etc.... Just goes to show how much people cannot stand Kate Gosselin! Myself included.

    March 21, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  33. KateCrack...she's a slob...a second was too much

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    March 21, 2013 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  34. I love kate gosselin why is everyone mean to her...

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    March 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  35. TimB

    Gosselin didn't bring in the ratings, the kids did. The eight kids were the best part of this show as well as the former tv show, Kate was tolerable at best.

    March 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Becca

    Why does everyone commenting hate her so much? She is raising eight children!! And her house was clean, children were clean and well behaved. I can't imagine such a task! How many of these commenters have tried to keep eight children in line, feed them, bathe them, clothe them, clean up after them and make sure they get their homework done? Yes she's a bit cold but she has to be in order to keep up and have her house not be chaos. Without a schedule, she wouldn't be able to get anything done. She is teaching her children good values of hard work and organization!!! The comments say she is "judgemental" but everyone here is judging her! Also of course she is doing things for publiciity to make money!!! She has to provide for her family. She can't possibly take care of eight children and hold a traditional job. If someone would pay you to be on tv, do interview, or write books, who in their right mind wouldn't? Especially if you had eight children that needed to be provided for?

    March 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Staci

      Becca, when you think she is doing all the cleaning, and care for the Kids alone think again. OMG And anyone hope uses their Kids for $$ gain over and over again is sick in the head. Sorry!

      March 21, 2013 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      well if she had saved some of the money that the kids brought in from the show, we wouldnt of had to watch em scrub toilets and mop floors.. she could of afforded a maid.. she is a pathetic excuse for a mother.

      March 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • jules

      I agree, if everyone hates Kate so much why did the show have the highest ratings EVER? Couldn't have been to see Kendra. All you need is a playboy magazine for that.
      I'd like to address a few remarks made here. #1 Kate no longer has nannies. She has sitters who come over and take care of the children when she has to be away. #2 There was money put into trust for every single child. Plus the lovely home they live in was paid for by Kate and John's share of their earnings from the show. Each child has a 'college fund', plus a trust.
      Kate is no fool she knows how to manage the money she has coming in. Of course she does interviews, makes appearances, she takes just about anything she is offered (except posing for playboy, although we've all seen her in her bikini, and she clearly has the body for it. If she had, so what? Isn't that how Kendra makes her money, showing off her body?) Yes she does reality shows. Money is money and there are bills to be paid. It's for certain she can't count on dumb-bo Jon to help provide for the children. Even though he has a college degree he can't seem to hold down a job.
      Yes, she's difficult. Demanding. Strict. She's a single Mother. Handling eight children is no day at the park. Most can't handle two or three (clearly Kendra can't handle even one without the 'nannies'..)
      I admire Kate. She's taken the hand life dealt her and is making the best of it. She doesn't have to be perfect. She doesn't have to be nice. She doesn't have to live up to anyone's standards. Her children are healthy, clean, well dressed, understand the meaning of chores, and the concept of working to earn their allowance. Imagine that.
      I'm sure in about ten years one of the twins will come out with a 'tell all' book. And then another one will 'tell' her side. But the only people who really know how their life is, are the nine people who live there.
      Hate her if you wish, but even in these difficult times she's providing for her family.

      March 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Margaret ---Kate ewwwwwwwwwww

    great kids but a no talent...

    March 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  38. KATE SUCKS--MULE

    rude nasty no personality - made that poor john look like a fool every day of his life....

    the kids are cute but that's about it....

    March 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jules

      It is not difficult to make a fool look like a fool when they actually ARE a fool. Geesh all you had to do was watch the guy. Even the kids are smarter than he is.

      March 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Sandra

    Kate was Awesome on this show. Kate just proves that not everyone has the gift to raise a large group of children and keep them in line. I have one child and it's very hard. The lord must have known that Kate could handle all these kids, so he blessed her with so many children. God Bless Kate!

    March 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Its very sad Kate Gosselin is the way she is...

    she is no way a ratings drawer and she is not what we call too many people...she is rude, moody and a nasty woman.

    she was an embarrassment to john and the public finds her too be nasty woman...you can see her face is vicious and rude and nobody is impressed with her ...

    March 16, 2013 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  41. Gosselin has problems

    i cannot believe a woman like this can be so cold and vicious and just move along like nothing is going on her life...
    no guilt, no remorse for how she treats people....i'm glad john left the scene..this is not a woman for him and i'm not sure how he tolerated it as long as he did....she is not a role model too women

    March 16, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  42. Kate Gosselin is a square

    i cannot believe a woman like this can be so cold and vicious and just move along like nothing is going on her life...
    no guilt, no remorse for how she treats people....i'm glad john left the scene..this we not a woman for him and i'm not sure how he tolerated it as long as he did....she is not a role model too women

    March 16, 2013 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  43. Gross

    talk about an embecile...

    March 15, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. EL SCHMUCKO

    Reruns of desperation

    March 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  45. THE GOSSELIN BLUES....

    DUMB BEETCH

    March 12, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  46. Kate's movies and reputation have been spread throughout

    she continues too be a disgrace too women and please never look at this no talent hack

    March 12, 2013 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  47. make shows

    kate's a loser, glad john walked.

    March 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • LUCKY

      oh yeah, jon sticking the nanny, the barmaid, teacher and some wanna be newsie. He stole from his family. So glad he left too.

      March 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say what you like...everyone knows Kate M paid her dues...

      end of story

      March 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Air Talk

    Script by: Janine Gavoniano

    March 8, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  49. TellinItLikeItIs

    I would pay mucho dinero to see a cage match between Kate Gosselin and the Octomom. Both could use the money, no doubt. I'd pay even more if their 16 offspring could tag-in.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  50. Kate & Co.

    is a disgrace to women–please never ever follow this womed and never ever be like this pig. she is useless
    to tv and all hate her...we need too pull together and make sure young women do not become this POS

    March 8, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  51. Taylor

    More like this witch

    March 7, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  52. All of you are a bunch of whiny losers :|

    So many of you will sit here and complain about Kate but will turn around and idol worship the trashy Kardashians. Get your priorities straight losers.

    March 7, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  53. Still got what???

    A nasty disposition and fake hair/boobs?

    March 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  54. kate gosselin is gross

    deserves whatever happens...she has no personality, she CLEARLY stinks at ratings and she sucks..she really needs too be taken off the air.

    March 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Kate Gosselin

    we can only pray 1 day she gets what she deserves...

    March 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Richard Ryder

    You mean there are that many dumb people who watch these shows? Sad to think someone as transparent as this hack gets such notice...like that fat, stupid little girl, Boo Boo...what a disgrace this country has become....read a book and stop giving such credence to people who should never been seen....

    March 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  57. LIKE WE SAID YESTERDAY...

    SHE'S JUST A TOOL

    March 4, 2013 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  58. KATE

    CONTINUES TO SHOW WHAT AN EVIL WOMAN SHE IS AND HOW SHE IS JUDGMENTAL TOWARDS EVERYONE AND WHO THE H*LL IS THIS WOMAN....SHE HAS NO PERSONALITY, SHE CAN'T SING TOO SAVE HER LIFE, SHE CERTAINLY CANNOT MANAGE PEOPLE...I WOULD NO HIRE HER TO SAVE MY LIFE ... PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS WOMAN AN HOW AWFUL SHE TRULY IS–SHE'S A USER WHO HAS AN ALL TOO HERSELF WITHOUT CARING FOR ANYONE......

    March 4, 2013 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  59. KATE

    CONTINUES TO SHOW WHAT A EVIL WOMAN SHE IS AND HOW SHE IS JUDGMENTAL TOWARDS EVERYONE AND WHO THE H*LL IS THIS WOMAN....SHE HAS NO PERSONALITY, SHE CAN'T SING TOO SAVE HER LIFE,
    SHE CERTAINLY CANNOT MANAGE PEOPLE...I WOULD NO HIRE HER TO SAVE MY LIFE ... PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS WOMAN AN HOW AWFUL SHE TRULY IS–SHE'S A USER WHO HAS AN ALL TOO HERSELF WITHOUT CARING FOR ANYONE......

    March 4, 2013 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  60. GottaRun

    all the love compliments too boo? those were true...

    March 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mrs. Davis

    Are you sure Kate was the ratings draw? I watched the show, but mainly to see Kendra Wilkinson juggle 8 kids and to get a closer look at kendra's cute husband. I didn't look at it to see Kate.

    March 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Everyone knows what kate is about...

    i would not worry too much it......have fun tonight!!!!

    March 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  63. UpStairs Confirmed

    UpstairsConfirmed.

    Kate Gosselin has now officially proved what a disgusting person she truly is and another disgrace in hollywood.
    We really do not need this type of person in a positive town like hollywood....She is an embarrassment and appears abusive in general...i would not give this women one moment of your time on television. i truly would ignore her once and for all. Bottom line..she does not bring ratings...

    March 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  64. UpstairsConfirmed.

    Kate Gosselin has now officially proved what a disgusting person she truly is and another disgrace in hollywood.
    We really do not need this type of person in a positive town like hollywood....She is an embarrassment and appears abusive in general...i would not give this women one moment of you time on television. i truly would ignore her once and for all. Bottom line..she does not bring ratings...

    March 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Used

    kate gosselin is a person people do not like and why because she has nothing too offer as a person other then what she does 24 hours a day which is not much...she is a disgrace and still does not draw what people want other then condesending lip services...who would put their thing in her..

    March 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Kate and her low end friends...

    She will hand it to us....her ratings are poor, men are NOT attracted too this and my guys friends said they would never put their thingies in that misery....She deserves every single bashing and more.

    March 3, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  67. Kate and her low end contacts....

    can't wait too see her name in hollywood lights.

    March 3, 2013 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  68. Parents Phones and Cells

    1 step closer to victory-name and file it....she is a disgrace from months back.
    she can't draw a rating, she's used and a disgrace too the tv industry....file her as Doe and let's move on.

    March 3, 2013 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  69. Kate is a no class loser

    she does not bring ratings, she is not popular and we are back on the same theory of everyone hating her...

    who the heck sleeps with this evil person on a nightly basis...

    March 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Texas Anne

    Uh duh?? I think Kendra might have been the reason for increased ratings.... not that witchy woman Kate. Not that Jon G. was a saint, but I don't know how he stayed with her as long as he did.

    March 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  71. We go back to the same story about kate...

    mean, no personality, not a ratings draw by any means and she's not appealing to the public-i starting yawning everytime i think of this woman

    March 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  72. who cares.

    yawning my head off from this show.

    March 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Mrs. S

    I am a little confuse....the show is called "wife swap" not "mommy swap." How the heck did Kate got in the show???

    March 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Debbie

    I didn't watch but if I wasn't busy I would have watched for the Kids. I can not stand Kate I always liked John better. If I was him I would have bolted from that marrige long before I had 8 kids.

    March 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  75. hi

    kate strikes me as a great mom and i do not feel the kids afraid of her....she has too be somewhat strict with them and have organization for goodness sakes she is raising 8 children!...her personality sucks but give her credit where credit is due...geez!

    March 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  76. MLVAN

    had a great dinner the other night...sorry kate could not make it...

    March 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  77. kimhillsandvalleys

    I only watched the show to see Kendra. How can they say that it is due to Kate that the show had high ratings? They don't know if it was Kate or Kendra that had the most fans. Kate has a lot of structure to help her control her children, but I agree with Kendra that sometimes you need to just give up the rules and allow the kids to be kids. In addition, Kate thought it was wrong for Little Hank to be at daycare, and she implied it was because Kendra wanted time to herself and is selfish. I know a lot of people who send their kids to daycare at that age to allow them to grow their social skills so that they will be ready for school later. Kendra was very particular about the school she chose for Little Hank. He is her world.

    March 1, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  78. Van

    Instead of spending a lot of money on herself (like spas, facelifts, nails, hair, tanning, expensive shoes, outfits and beauty supplies, travels, gyms, bodyguard, cars, etc...), Kate Gosselin should take her oldest daughters to a dermatologist. Man, those two girls have their faces full of acne, pustules and zits. A responsible mother should pay attention to that kind of thing instead of just worrying about her own appearance. When I was around their age, as soon as I got some zits, my mom took me to a dermatologist and really taught me how to take care of my face and all. I'm so glad she did that, because it really helped my self-esteem during my teenage years. If Kate doesn't want to give up the cash she spends with her appearance, she should at least take the girls to a public hospital that provides free consultation or whatever. Just do something. She brags a lot about being a hands on mom, but the kids look like they look after themselves most of the time. She is too stressed out looking after herself. Kate needs to pay more attention to their needs and guide them, instead of barking orders and act emotionally distant all the time.

    March 1, 2013 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  79. DaveC

    Wow, I love the posts here. Maybe I watched a different show. I guess I did. Granted this was not going to win any Emmys but Kate Gosselin could probably give a lot of parents I know a lot of advice on how to raise their kids. At least she doesn't beg her kids to please stop doing this or please stop doing that (God I hate that) and gives them structure in their lives (which kids want and crave). Maybe she doesn't take time out for herself (she admitted that) but the kids come first which does not happen in a lot of parent's lives.

    I will leave this note by saying one thing. You try raising 8 kids by yourself. Just try it. Then you can post all the hate mail you want. Most of you cannot raise one or two kids successfully. Nuff said.

    March 1, 2013 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Patty Biggerstaff

      I agree! Kate is a marvelous mother and I think she is pretty awesome!

      March 1, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Ely

      I saw pictures on the Internet where Kate is beating her kid up and in a very violent manner. At some point, even the police was called. That being said, I think having 8 kids is stressful, but an adult should be able to control him/herself before decide to physically attack them.

      March 1, 2013 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • DD

      Spoken like a true man. You pull a watermelon thru your nostrils....just 1 time....and then....get back to me.

      March 1, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Zane

      One of the show's message was: if you don't want to be stressed out, then have just 1 kid (like Kendra) rather than 8. But if you happen to have 8, then raise them without complaining on national television how they're a burden, how it's so difficult to raise them, how the cost to have them is so expensive, blah, blah, blah. She still didn't get that public is not interesting in them anymore. People don't like the way Kate Gosselin bullies her own children. I understand there are parents like you who supports tooth and nails the screaming, yelling and beating methods used by Kate Gosselin. They brag their children is well-behaved, when in reality they are quiet because they are just terrified to see the whip at any given moment. Her kids look like those torture survivors, lost, robot like, emotional scarred. If I were one of her kiddos (so glad I'm not), I'd feel extremely embarrassing in watching my mom chasing free TV appearances, using me and my siblings as cash cow and make the family looking ridiculous on national television. Just a personal note: my mom was more like Kendra and my aunt, her sister, was more like Kate in terms of educating their children. Fast forward: now my sister and I are both doctors, love our mom to death, raise our children well, and are very happy. My cousins? One is an alcoholic, the other is a drug addict and the youngest one beats my aunt up without mercy. They hate their mother with a passion. As the kid gets old and free, they either get back at the perpetrator or they go to the path of self-destruction. Very sad.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • u huh

      time for a rest dear

      March 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cox

      DaveC, you either are Kate herself in disguise trying to convince people that you're a good mom, or you are a crazy person who keeps replying to your own post through different names to try to make a point. Jesus Christ, give us a break!Ok, we got your point.Now, MOVE ON

      March 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Katy P.

    reminds of an IMP girl..hahahaha

    March 1, 2013 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  81. Dijon V. Murphy

    CNN should be careful in not losing its credibility. Nowadays, when a media source publish something like this that is incorrect, the public opinion will straighten it out right on the spot. In my opinion, Kate Gosselin was in no way the reason why the show did good. This article looks more like something that someone from Kate's camp send out to the media, which was clearly a way to manipulate the public opinion. Looks like Kate tried to sabotage Kendra's future works by saying that she was the one who brought in the good ratings. At the end of the day we all know that the success was due mostly because of Kendra. The funny thing is that ABC made tons of money, Kendra has lots of works and will be alright and Kate probably worked for free, got nothing and embarrassed the hell out of her children. Thanks to mom, the Gosselin kids are now the school's laughing-stock.

    March 1, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Neely

      Right on the spot. The saddest thing is that by now, Kate Gosselin's children is not only their school's laughing stock, but also the whole country's laughing stock. If she doesn't stop, they'll end up being a worldwide joke. She has to learn to preserve/respect their privacy. They have the right to. Enough is enough.

      March 1, 2013 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  82. Mrs M

    I watched ... to see Kendra. Personally, I can't stand what's-her-face. I found it heartbreaking to see the high anxiety in all of those children (who were not Little Hank.) Kate just can't hide that nasty personality of hers.

    March 1, 2013 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  83. Chip Douglas

    Um, it's called "wife swap". Who is Kate a wife to? Ex-hubby bolted, as soon as he was unchained.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  84. Susan

    Kate lied through SO much of that show that her nose must be in China by now!!

    February 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mark

    Love Kendra, she was responsible for the high ratings. As for Kate, as soon as her kids reach an older age, I'm sure they'll be all on drugs to be able to deal with a mother like that. One thing is being a disciplinarian parent. Another thing is being an authoritarian, cold parent. Kendra's word (crying): "I felt so bad to see those kids working so much at such young age". I felt bad too. Another thing I didn't get was the fact that Gosselin was angry at Kendra's in having a housekeeper and yet Kendra didn't condemn Kate for having a bodyguard full time. If I was Hank, I would definitely prefer to have a housekeeper taking care of my house than a bodyguard tailing my wife the way Kate's bodyguard does. No wonder her husband left her. I would've too.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rex

      Totally with you on this, Mark. That Gosselin woman can have a nanny and a housekeeper if she is willing to give up that salt and pepper bodyguard. Kendra has the maid to help her family, while that Kathy or Kelly Gosselin or whatever her name is, prefers to have a bodyguard just for herself.

      February 28, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Angio

    CNN....epic fail! If there were record ratings, it definitely wasn't the Kate Gosselin factor. LOL

    February 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  87. JM

    Kendra is a pistol of fun and georgous......i wish her well in the future.....she's cool yet a great mom
    Kendra is vivacious, likes too laugh and have a good time...

    February 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Kendra

    Love this gal....she's fun, she looks great, her makeup is perfect, she loves being a mom and still loves being a girl for her man...she worships the ground he walks on and i love that...

    m

    February 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Kendra is a cool mom

    kate not sure...she's appears miserable all the time and not a ratings draw at all....

    February 28, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Khate...

    is a loser and not worth the time too give any type of rating too....she's lazy, nosey and should look at her own
    mess...

    Kemdra is a fantastic person and does her best to fix her issues....she's not a whiney bore.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jay W

    Who said the ratings were because of Khate....I would bet those who watched, watched to see the kids and Kendra and NOT KHATE!! I can almost bet on it!!!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • everyone hates kate...

      she has no jump too her at all.....kendra is Mean't to be a star

      February 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Jack

    I watched because of Kendra! Va Va Vooooooom ! LOVE Kendra Wilkinson.
    Kate looked ( and acted ) like a dried up crispy leather shoe. The Gosselin kids look depressed as hell.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  93. NJ STAR

    I watched because of Kendra. Kate was so boring! She acted like a real pro-idiot!

    February 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJSTAR

      I am still confused! Who was the brains behind this story “Kate Gosselin brings record "wife swap ratings”…really!!
      I think all these comments speak for themselves….Now let’s rewrite the story and replace Kate with Kendra…thank you!

      February 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate is more washed up

      basically complains 24 hours a day....everyone can't her...her ratings have fallen dramatically in the last 6 months...
      she's rude nosey and needs too focus on her own act instead of disturbing others who are working on their act.

      Kendra..she's my girl....energy, fun, and ambitious...not a bore...i love her makeup

      February 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate is more washed up

      Kate is more washed up

      basically complains 24 hours a day....everyone can't stand her...her ratings have fallen dramatically in the last 6 months...she's rude nosey and needs too focus on her own act instead of disturbing others who are working on their act.

      Kendra..she's my girl....energy, fun, and ambitious...not a bore...i love her makeup

      February 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  94. EnufOfKate

    I agree – KG's kids looked miserable and the pity-party Kate gives herself – oh plaaaaeeese! She never gets time to herself just to relax? What about the fake nails, the tanning, and the hair extensions? I'm sure she's not dragging those 8 kids with her. I think her kids did look miserable when she got back – they were like little minions! Totally scared of Kate – did you see the looks she gave Little Hank? He's a baby for crying outloud – discipline sure, but she could also give some love, which I didn't see.

    I would like to know where they find Kate's friends? She never has the same "friend" twice? Do you think they interview actresses for that job? I wonder how much that pays?

    I tuned in becuase I really wanted to see Hank punch KG in the face but nope, he was too nice for that!

    February 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJSTAR

      omg! me too! I was so hoping Hank would kick her out! or Kendra reach over the table and let her have it... also she was so coming on to Hank...KG is sooooooo fake....Next time and I wish there is no next time..Kendra I will skip the show...

      February 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Rock

    I watched because of Kendra. With Kendra having over 2 million Twitter followers than Kate Gosselin, it's clearly that the ratings were high thanks to Kendra's fans. I did't even know who the freaking Kate Gosselin was!

    February 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC

      I agree, my friend. Me too, I didn't even know who that old lady was. She sounded very boring and in no way she was responsible for the high ratings. No wonder she has no show. Kendra on the other hand, with a lot of projects coming up, was the Kendra we all love: witty, funny, lovely.

      February 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJSTAR

      Rock, you are so lucky not knowing who KG is...you are so lucky!!!

      February 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jodey F.

    you could be right...

    February 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Marie

    I hate to say this, but as much as I dislike Kate Gosslin, I don't think she abuses her children. I think too many parents these days do not know how to discipline their children. Being a parent requires one to be harsh at times and soft at times. I love my kids but If they are misbehaving they know I am going to correct their behavior. When I do, I do not care who is listening or who is watching, what's to hide? I would much rather be known for being a parent that makes my children behave, then one who just let's my children run wild and be unruly little brats. I get so sick of people letting their children spoil people's meals at restaurants, interupt others when they are watching a movie or attending an event in public, and the worst ever parents who let their kids run wild in stores. I think showing your children how to behave is and giving them consequences for their bad behavior is just as important as kisses and hugs. I dislike Kate because she uses the fact that she popped out eight kids as her claim to fame. She has nothing more to offer until she does something truly spectacular, while the kids are awesome, they just can't be her meal ticket forever. At some point she will have to be a useful member of society again. She is no better than a mother on welfare, foodstamps, and medicaid. She offers nothing to society.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  98. kate

    is a misery her following is her ipod–kendra has a people following..much better.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Kate i could do without...

    her kids are adorable and very funny!

    February 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jane

    Kendra is so cool

    February 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  101. LR

    Did you just read a press release from Kate Gosselin's camp or do any actual fact checking for yourself?

    Kendra has over 2 MILLION more twitter followers than Gosselin (who has barely over 100,000). Kendra's booked on the new ABC show called Splash AND Kendra's show, Kendra on Top, new season will be airing soon. Kate? - nothing.

    The success for Celeb Wife Swap is attributed to Kendra's followers. Kate's viewing numbers were barely a ripple in the 7 million viewers the show had.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  102. karl

    Kendra has 2,133,229 followers on twitter, Gosselin has 141,553. Better change the headline to: Kendra brings in record 'Wife Swap' ratings. This article is an insult to Kendra.

    February 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Statistics

    Um, Kendra has 2 million more fans on twitter than Kreider. Who pulled in the ratings?

    February 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  104. karl

    WTH??? CNN – nobody watched because of Kate, if anything they watched because of Kendra.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Debbie Homesley

    So does this mean that Kendra still has it? Or are you saying that absolutely nobody is a fan of Kendra and only watched because of Kate? Kate can't pull in ratings by herself..people do like to see if she was going to explode I suppose, but that's only good for one time..It gets old after that...That's why Kate plus 8 was cancelled and that's why nobody will invest in her having a solo show...You can't make a living off of the FIRST show when the others are duds...

    February 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Kim

    Kate's kids don't even like her- no affection – very sad- hank is a great human being!! He loves his wife and treats her like a queen!

    February 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jackie

    Might not have liked Kendra's lifestyle but she is true and honest- kate facial remarks show she is not a happy person – very uptight and lies to much. Go kendra!!

    February 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Paul

    Who said we watched for kate? I watched for kendra!! She's is so much more genuine – kate is BORING- I don't think she has a personality- plus she scares me.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Jarrod

    From a mans view kate is so not what men like – Shes like living with your mother- only your mother is nicer!

    February 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Donna

    I have never been so disgusted in my life. Once again Kate is taking all the credit, it's all about Kate. Of course her kids are well behaved, because they are afraid of the consequences, they are scared to death of her. She claims she don't get any time for herself, well what about her tanning sessions, manicures and pedicures, and don't forget all the trips to New York for her hair and nights out with her bodyguard. If you watched any past episodes at all with her yelling at Jon and the kids, I can imagine what it;s like when the cameras are'nt rolling. If you choose to be fooled by this woman, you are just as delusinal as she is. She is getting all this bad publicity,so now she claims to have changed,she just wants what Kendra has.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • susie

      soooo agree with you sadie! she selfishly once agian has voiced for the world to hear the contents of her heart. and it's dark! poor kids. they are raising one another while mommy plans her next attention getting venture. and how is it she claims no surgeries but her boobs get bigger while the rest of her gets smaller! she must be magic. oh no make that evil.

      February 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • when you lost weight..

      your boobs look larger...when your heavy they do not look as large...i know this stuff.

      February 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mary

    Who is that woman living above your garage? I know – in case the kids ratted you out ( abusive acts ) she could relay info to you- your a snake kate- your kids look miserable-

    February 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Ohplease

    Dating? Who? They would have to be deaf and blind to deal with you kate- you are an angry woman- get over yourself – how about step away and be a nicer PERSON- who's talking about dating – there you go making hints again-

    February 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Kateisevil

    If you think people were watching because they like kate -big mistake- very hated woman who abuses her kids and animals- shame on ABC for promoting HER- she is and always will be a deceptive poisonous person- terrible mother.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Davidson

    Kate is a monster mom- wanted to see if she's changed- NOPE

    February 28, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  115. Linelle

    I never watched this show before, but admit I did watch this episode out of curiosity. Not a Kate fan, but I have to say that I think Kendra should have waited until she did not want to still party and hang out before becoming a parent. That nightlife thing has to somewhat take a backseat once you choose to become a parent. She is fortunate to have such an understanding spouse and a great childcare assistant.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  116. Suzanne

    KENDRA is a stupid, stupid girl. It is the only word to use because she acts like a young girl. She should not have had 1 child never-the-less ever have any more!!! I'm glad to see on People today that she doesn't want any more because it will interfere with her "social life". Talk about being a baby!

    More kudos to KG for being an actual "parent" instead of being like KW by having a nanny, a housekeeper and her husband doing everything so she can remain useless

    February 28, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • karen

      Kate has that help, too – and also a special laundry person and a "homework helper". She just won't admit it unless cornered because she wants everyone to think she does it all by herself or else she loses what false tiny fraction of notoriety she has left. At least Kendra is open about it so while I might not agree with her choices, I have to respect her honesty. Unlike Kate.

      February 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Observer

    The only thing I want to watch this woman do is self-immolate.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  118. Rebbeca

    It's disgusting how they exploited their kids for money!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      It's disgusting that KW has a child and relys on others to raise it

      February 28, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  119. Rebbeca

    besides the honey boo boo family what idiots would even watch the show?

    February 28, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  120. squeeze

    UH, what makes you think it Kate Gosselin? Maybe it was Kendra? And probably the kids, like an update? I'm prretty sure it wasn't her alone. Everything she's done on her own has failed, but not so for Kendra and the kids would of course draw interest. Who's pushing you to promote her?

    February 28, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      I was thinking the same thing. I didn't watch the show, but if I did, I would be more interested in seeing those 8 kids to see how they turned out. I don't think Kate Gosselin had anything to do with the rating numbers.

      February 28, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |

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