The spin-off of 19 Kids and Counting called Jill & Jessa: Counting On doesn’t seem to be doing very well. The spin-off has run into choppy waters. Jill & Jessa: Counting On has been enjoying great TRP, but Inquisitr reported that none of the advertising companies want to be associated with a show that is based on the family members of Josh Duggar.
The companies who have refused to be associated with Jill & Jessa: Counting On are The UPS Store, Wrigley, Verizon Wireless and Cici’s Pizza to name a few. They even went on to claim that if there was an ad of their product during the screening of the show then it was the fault of the network and they are not responsible for it.
Wrigley spoke about the decision of the company to not endorse the show and said that they have a policy that clearly states that they will never endorse any content that might offend their consumers. Jill & Jessa: Counting On, the popular spin-off from 19 Kids and Counting regularly features Josh Duggar.
Josh Duggar had been part of a huge scandal. The Examiner pointed out that Josh had very easily confessed to having molested five underage girls, four of whom were his sisters. He had also accepted that he had cheated on his wife Anna Duggar with the porn star, Ashley Madison. The viewers had been enraged when TLC aired this on their reality show 19 Kids and Counting.
With Josh regularly being featured in Jill & Jessa: Counting On, the companies have refused to have anything to do with the show. They have gone to the extent to state that they will not endorse the show and help it to continue in its successful first season run even if the show left out Josh and Anna completely out of the series.
The companies feel that the name of the Duggars are enough to trigger the audience and they do not want a negative image of their company simply because the show makes for a profitable enterprise.
The audience in fact see the new spin-off of 19 Kids and Counting, Jill & Jessa: Counting On as a way for the Duggar family to continue being in the public eye so that they can make money from the public.
According to Hollywood Gossip, 19 Kids and Counting helped the family earn around $25,000 to $45,000 per episode. Ever since that show went off-screen, the only way that the family can make up for the loss of earning is through Jill & Jessa: Counting On. It is reported that the family doesn’t have any issue in milking financial gain from the scandal that it has been hit with.
With majority of the companies pulling out from endorsing the show, TLC is left with no option, but to air the promos of their other shows during the commercial slot. There are chances that Jill & Jess: Counting On will not be able to complete its first season since there no endorsements.
TLC will realize that the network is losing out on its viewers because of their official relationship with the Duggar family and they might not think it necessary, if it is affecting their image in the eye of the public.