You wouldn’t know it from the covers of the celebrity magazines, but America may be getting sick of the saga of "Jon & Kate."
According to final national Nielsen ratings just released, Monday’s episode of TLC’s "Jon & Kate Plus 8" averaged 2.9 million viewers. While still a great number for cable, it represents a huge dropoff from the show’s ratings just three weeks ago.
Specifically, Monday’s episode was off 70 percent from "J&K’s" Memorial Day premiere, when 9.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the family melt down begin. This week’s edition also dropped 31 percent from last week’s ratings, and 37 percent below the 4.6 million who tuned in for the show’s most recent season finale in March (pre-scandal).
The "J&K" slump this week came despite a well-promoted visit by the Teutel family from "American Chopper."