via press release:
(Los Angeles, Ca.) – Big broods and big personalities paid off for TLC on Tuesday night (1/13/15). KATE PLUS EIGHT returned with 1.8M P2+ viewers and a 1.4 W18-49 , up double digits over its most recent special this summer (6/26/14). The series premiere of MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE averaged over 1.3M P2+ viewers and a 1.1 W18-49 rating, ranking #1 in its 10PM timeslot. The combined premieres drove TLC to rank #2 on the night beating Bravo and Lifetime.
Keep up with Kate, Whitney and their families Tuesday nights with all new episodes of KATE PLUS EIGHT and MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE. Next week at 9PM ET/PT, the Gosselin family vacation continues. Overcoming fears of seasickness, the family boards a boat and learns to trap lobsters. Later, there are crew lessons, shopping for souvenirs, a day at the beach, and per tradition, an ice cream family dinner. At 10PM ET/PT, Whitney is working hard to make her “Big Girl” dance classes a success, but just as things are looking up, the hateful jeers of a complete stranger deliver her a crushing blow.