TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 Say "I Do" to Record Ratings
-- Hour-Long Jon & Kate Plus 8 "For Better or Worse" is Highest Rated Episode of Program Ever --
-- TLC Ranks #1 in Primetime on Monday --
-- TLC Delivers Highest Rated Primetime in Five Years --
November 19, 2008
(New York, N.Y.) Monday's Jon & Kate Plus 8 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT), "For Better or Worse" ranks as the highest rated episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 in the history of the network among P2+ (3.4 million), P18-34 (1.2 million), P18-49 (1.9 million), P25-54 (1.8 million) and W18-34 (868k) delivery. TLC ranked as the #1 network for the night among W25-54 and W18-49 delivery, when compared to all non-sports ad-supported cable.
Fueled by the strength of Little People Big World, Jon & Kate Plus 8 and the premiere of Twins, Twins and Sextuplets, TLC experienced its highest Primetime delivery since September 29, 2003 among P2+ (2.4 million), P25-54 (1.3 million), P18-34 (782k), P18-49 (1.3 million), W18-34 (558k) and W25-54 (927k).
Jon & Kate Plus 8's Monday performance was #1 for the time period (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) among W18-34, and #2 for both Women 18-49 and 25-54 delivery when compared to all ad-supported cable nets. Moreover, the program ranked as the #1 network in the time period among P25-54, W25-54, W18-34 and W18-49 delivery when compared to all non-sports ad-supported cable programming.
TLC had 4 of the top 10 shows on cable for Monday night among W25-54 delivery, with Jon & Kate Plus 8 ranking at #2 (9 p.m.), Twins, Twins and Sextuplets ranking at #5 (10 p.m.) and Little People, Big World at #7 (8:30 p.m.) and #9 (8 p.m.). In addition, TLC had 3 of the top 10 shows on cable for Monday night among W18-49 delivery, with Jon & Kate Plus 8 ranking at #3 (9 p.m.), Twins, Twins and Sextuplets ranking at #5 (10 p.m.) and Little People, Big World at #9 (8:30 p.m.)
TLC's innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites Jon & Kate Plus 8, Little People, Big World, What Not to Wear, and LA Ink. The channel introduced Miss America Reality Check in 2008, which helped drive the Miss America Pageant to its highest rating in years. TLC defined home design with Trading Spaces and continues to renovate the genre. TLC's daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story. The channel is available in more than 96 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at www.tlc.com. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.