Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Than 10 Million Tune In for the Breakup of a Marriage

Lisa de Moraes

When "Jon & Kate Plus 8" announced Monday that Jon & Kate were splitting, it became cable's No. 1 unscripted series telecast. Ever.

[Note: Dr. Morse just made comments via podcast on this news and it will be going live soon.]

Here's a look at that historic development and last week's ratings ups and downs:
"Jon & Kate Plus 8." About 10.6 million of you tuned in to TLC on Monday night to watch Jon and Kate Gosselin announce they are splitting. Besides its No. 1 status among unscripted telecasts, it's also the second most watched cable series episode of any kind, ever -- behind only a "Hannah Montana" episode that immediately followed the premiere of "High School Musical 2" back in '07. I think it's safe to say those eight adorable children are going to continue leading their lives under the constant watch of TV cameras and paparazzi into their teens.

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