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Jon And Kate Ratings Sink

Aug. 12 2009, Published 3:17 p.m. ET

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Jon and Kate Gosselin have something new to quarrel about – shrinking  ratings.

The show's Monday night episode –while still doing well for a cable TV show -- continued a steep downward trend in the ratings with a 2.6 share and an estimated 3.4 million viewers.

The numbers stand in stark contrast to the previous week’s season premiere which TLC reported 4 million viewers tuning in.

Consider this: when the happy couple’s problems sprouted up in June, more than 10.6 viewers flocked to their screens to watch the family train wreck in motion.

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Still, not all is doomsday in Wernersville, Pennsylvania: the show's current ratings still reside above the watermark of the 3 million viewers it averaged before Jon and Kate's marriage spiraled out-of-control.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 airs Mondays at 9/8c on TLC.

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