Off-camera parental bickering, calls to the police, and an outspoken girlfriend have not helped Jon & Kate Plus 8 rebound in the ratings. Monday night’s episode of the TLC series was watched by 3 million viewers; down from 3.4 million the week before.
Although undeniably strong for a cable show – it was # 2 among all ad-supported cable shows at that hour -- the erosion must be cause for same alarm at the net.
The numbers come on the heels of an explosive new interview Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend Hailey Glassman gave to E! in which she claimed TLC executives knew Jon and Kate’s marriage was essentially over a year ago.
Hailey has taken to calling TLC “the lying channel.” Ouch!