Saturday, May 18, 2024

E! Channel May Regret $150 Mil Deal with Kardashians: Sunday’s Show Scored Season Low, 50% Down from First Week


The E! Channel recently announced a $150 million deal with the Kardashians to keep their reality show going.

They may be regretting it now.

So far season 14 has not been a ratings success. They’ve averaged 1 million viewers a week, way off from their 1.4 million of past seasons.

This past Sunday’s show scored just 774,000 viewers, literally down 50% from the first week of this season.

The show’s ratings have dipped a couple of times so far this season, getting down to around 890K. But the 774K is an all time low, and doesn’t bode well for American’s most avaricious, tasteless family.

Two pregnancies– one for Kim via a surrogate and the other for unmarried Khloe– were supposed to be ratings getters and good plot points. But apparently the mostly witless audience for this show isn’t so interested. And with Caitlyn Jenner on the outs, and Kanye West weaving baskets, that left Kris Jenner to dye her hair blonde. Suddenly the Weather Channel is more interesting.

It does seem that at 9pm on Sunday, cable viewers were watching “The Walking Dead,” and a show on CNN. It could be the K’s will be walking dead soon.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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