Jon Skips Anniversary as Ratings Tank

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2009 5:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Gosselin skipped his 10th wedding anniversary with wife Kate and their prodigious brood, as ratings for their TV program continued to dive. Kate played with the kids on the lawn of the couple's Pennsylvania estate while Jon ate out with a male friend—150 miles away, reports People. Jon & Kate Plus 8 shed another million viewers for Monday's episode, which was viewed by a 2.9 million fans. The program's premiere drew 9.8 million viewers.