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Jon & Kate Ratings Plunge 77%

Has reality TV gotten too real for viewers? Since last week's much-hyped Jon & Kate Plus 8 season premiere—in which stars Jon and Kate Gosselin tearfully announced that they've decided to divorce—viewers have plummeted from 10.6 million down to 2.4 million. (To put these figures in context: The show's season 5 debut drew 9.8 million.) Monday's show offered a look back at the couple's past 10 years, featuring mostly old clips. The series is now on hiatus until August to give the family "some time to regroup," TLC said. The Gosselins released a statement indicating that they'll no longer speak to the press. We’ll believe it when we see it.