Look, we already know you're secretly watching the side-hug sideshow that is 19 Kids and Counting so don't try to deny it. The numbers are in and they don't lie: according to Zap2it TLC's Duggar family pulled in not just the best ratings of their eight season epoch, but made TLC the #1 paid cable network in their time slot last Tuesday with "A Toast To Love."

Maybe those 2.8 million people just had to see the reunion of Jill and Derick Dillard, who've been courting long distance these last two months while he was in Nepal (they met over text while he was there, being prayer partner to Jim Bob Duggar) and practically consummated their union in front of the airport and everybody by hugging chest to chest.

And then maybe you stuck around for the triple date at a sassy rich lady's house with a chubby lil' pug under her arm name of George Dubya; a date during which daughters Jill and Jessa, their boyfriends, and their parents literally toasted the concept of love with silver goblets.

Or maybe Michelle Duggar just has you hypnotized and mesmerized with her wide blue unblinking eyes.

Whatever the reason, millions of American viewers have been watching the Duggars for 8 Seasons And Counting. Can you possibly help explain why this show, a show about a giant family living in Arkansas, just keeps getting more and more popular?

[Video via TLC]

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