The Dangers of Backlash: Jon & Kate fans fleeing in droves

June 15, 2009 by  
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jonkateHere TLC thought they could use a couple’s implosion to boost ratings and trick the viewing TV public. It worked at first, but it appears the effects are slowly creating a backlash that will probably end up killing the show.

Here’s the stats the back it up: 9.8 million people tuned in this season’s premiere episode, but only a week later, only 5.7 million watched. That’s almost half, folks, and that’s a bad sign this early in the season.

Kate spent her 10th anniversary with Jon nowhere in sight, and its just turning into a running joke at this point. Both have more or less bailed from actively working on their marriage (at least for now) and the show is just a stage play put on for ratings and money. And we’re not the only ones saying this.

Sad indeed, but people have put on much worse shows for a paycheck. We wish J&K luck; they’re going to need it.