Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kardashian Ratings Free-Fall: 400,000 Viewers Disappear in One Week from E! Show


I think the party might be over at the Kardashian house.

On Sunday, there were only total 973,000 viewers. That’s down from over 1.3 million the week before. The down trend is turning into a gathering storm.

The demo number dropped, too, from o.6 to 0.4. Fewer and fewer people are watching the antics of these self-absorbed nitwits. It’s like an awakening.

Losing Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner as a character probably didn’t help. But she’s said she’s done with it. And her book was a dismal sales failure.

Meanwhile, “Twin Peaks” on Showtime registered just 195,000 viewers on Sunday night for Parts 3 and 4. The justification may be that subscribers had already streamed those episodes. But I think it’s a bust. No one knows what’s going on. It’s not good. It’s certainly not sustainable for 14 more weeks.

Michael Ontkean must be laughing from his home in Hawaii.

PS Maybe these episodes are a ‘prequel’ to the final ones? Who knows? It’s a mistake if that’s the case.

The best show on TV continues to be “Veep,” which is on so late– 10:30pm– on HBO Sundays. Absolutely sublime. This past week was heaven. Julia Louis Dreyfus can do no wrong.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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