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Jon & Kate Take Another Ratings Dip

Sep. 30 2009, Published 5:02 a.m. ET

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Is Jon Gosselin leaving an already sinking ship? The same week TLC announced his reduced role on the show (and his cut from the title), Jon & Kate Plus 8 took another dip in the ratings. has learned that Monday's show pulled in a mere 1.3 million viewers- a fall from last week's already low of 1.7 million.

A whopping 10.6 million viewers tuned in on this season's June 22 premiere when the Gosselins announced their separation. But since August 3, the

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reality show has lost more than sixty percent of its viewers.

Kate won't slow the divorce

On Tuesday, the TLC president Eileen O'Neill released a statement regarding Jon's future limited involvement and the name change to "Kate Plus 8"  saying: "Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family. The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate's journey really resonates with our viewers."



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