Monday night’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 shed more than one million viewers from the previous week’s audience. The most recent show, which included a visit from the stars of TLC’s American Chopper, brought in only 2.9 million viewers.

The previous episode, which aired on June 8, had 4.3 million viewers.

Both of these episodes are drastically down from the TLC reality show’s premiere on May 25, which brought in 9.8 million viewers.

The first episode of the fifth season was fueled by ongoing reports of the couple’s marital difficulties, which helped make it the series’ most watched show of all time — and it easily beat such highly anticipated network offerings as ABC’s Lost season finale.

None of the recent episodes — including June 1’s back-to-back shows, which had 5.5 million and 6 million viewers respectively — address the controversy currently surrounding the pair.

Nobody wants to watch these two pretend that nothing is wrong. We will all watch their marriage fall apart, because anybody could have seen that coming with the way that Kate treats Jon. But the show is nothing but a farce. Jon is never home unless the cameras are there. It is time for this show to end.
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