Keeping Up With the Kardashians Ratings Plunge: Will the Show Get Canceled?
If you watched the premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 13 last week, you know that despite some enticing trailers, the episode failed to deliver in the drama department.
Upcoming episodes will address Kim getting robbed in Paris and her marital troubles with Kanye West, but it could be a case of too little, too late.
The premiere’s ratings were the show’s lowest to date, and according to Radar Online, E! execs are already talking cancelation.
Rumors of Keeping Up With the Kardashians getting canceled seem to surface every couple of months.
(Perhaps it’s a bit of wishful thinking on the part of the public.)
But this time, there are numbers to support the claims.
KUWTK pulled in its lowest ratings to date on Sunday, scoring a paltry .70 for adults 18-49 rating and just 1.48 million viewers.
It’s reportedly that first figure that has E! most concerned.
The show never receiving massive total ratings, but it always performed well in that crucial demographic.
(In fact, we’re a bit shocked that half the show’s audience falls outside of that age range.)
Making matters worse is the fact that the show is costlier than ever to produce.
Sources say a reluctant Kim received a massive bonus to return for Season 13, and the cast keeps growing in size.
North, Saint, and Kourtney’s kids aren’t getting paid yet (and there’s no word on whether or not Rob’s daughter, Dream, will appear on the show), but Kendall and Kylie background stars to main attractions, and their paychecks reflect their rising popularity.
When the show premiered more than a decade ago there simply wasn’t as much competition on basic cable, and the Kardashians, ironically, have struggled to keep up.
It’s often said that Kim and her sisters don’t really care if the show continues or not, as it’s already established them as huge stars, and they have countless other revenue streams.
But at least one member of the family is deeply concerned about the prospect of cancelation:
Sources say Kris Jenner boasted to friends that this season would be the show’s most popular to date, due to all the explosive drama of the past few months.
Looks like that was a major miscalculation by the infamous momager.
Fortunately, no matter what happens you can always watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians online at TV Fanatic.