07/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jon & Kate Divorce Announcement Gets Record Ratings: 10.6 Million Viewers Watch

Monday's breakup episode of TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" was the most-watched episode of the show ever with 10.6 million viewers.

That's an enormous number for a basic cable reality show and even beats the recent record-setting fifth season premiere (which clocked 9.8 million viewers). Last night's episode was also watched by more viewers than any other program on broadcast last night.

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