Monday, April 22, 2024

Kardashians’ Ratings Have Fallen Every Week of New Season, Finished 5th Place in Time Period on Sunday


Is anyone keeping up with the Kardashians?

This group of self indulgent nitwits are in their 15th season on the E! Channel (although they’ve actually been on the air since October 2007).

Their new “season” debuted four weeks ago with 1,364,000 viewers. The second week saw a decline to 1,273,000. Week 3 came in at 1,084,000. This past Sunday it was 1,030,000.

I can’t tell you if it’s the story line because I don’t watch it and don’t care. If they all vanished into a sink hole that would be a plot for me to enjoy.

On Sunday, they were at least the fifth choice of everyone watching cable at 9pm. And that’s not counting network TV, the Weather Channel, and people who watched cats doing ethnic dancing on YouTube.

Is the Kardashians’ decline related to the coming end of Trump? Could be. They should have been canceled years ago. Maybe it was the publicity surrounding executive producer Ryan Seacrest spotted jet rocketing like Iron Man off a yacht in the Mediterranean last week. Maybe the Universe just said, That’s enough.

It could be the end is near. Let’s pray together.


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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