TLC's ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8' Draws A Huge Crowd For Its Season Premiere

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" has drawn a huge audience for its fifth-season premiere. Nielsen Media Research says the TLC reality show attracted 9.8 million viewers Monday night — more than double the audience for its fourth-season finale several weeks ago.

Jon and Kate Gosselin, the parents of eight young children, have recently been swamped by media coverage that alleged they had cheated on each other.

The couple continued to deny the allegations on Monday's episode, lashing out at the media while acknowledging their marriage is in trouble.

Even before the scandal, "Jon&Kate Plus 8" was TLC's most popular show.

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