Kate Gosselin brings in record 'Wife Swap' ratings
POSTED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:00am
UPDATED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:04am
CNN — Kate Gosselin's still got it. The mom of eight recently starred in an episode of "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". 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, who's mom to three-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, according to ABC. "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."