Monday, April 22, 2024

Cable: Kardashians Return to Low Numbers, “Game of Thrones” Documentary Scores Just 1.6 Mil Viewers, Loses to “90 Day Fiance”


Just getting to Sunday night’s cable ratings.

The Kardashians took the prior week off to get away from the “Game of Thrones” finale. So they returned this Sunday with fewer than 1 million viewers. Actually they were only at 900,000. They’re scraping along with the worst ratings of their idiotic TV careers. How long will this last? I guess E! won’t cancel them until they hit bottom at 500,000. That will be next season. Do people still care about them? I can’t imagine it. Are the ratings just for people in mental hospitals and nursing homes?

“Game of Thrones” is gone, so now what? HBO aired a “Thrones” documentary on Sunday and it was beaten by “90 Day Fiance.”  The doc only got 1.6 million viewers, a fraction of the show’s audience. There wasn’t a lot of interest in behind the scenes stuff, I guess.

The only cable show that scored over 2 million viewers was the gloppy Hallmark drama, “When Calls the Heart,” which just dropped Lori Loughlin after her college admissions scandal. It was the number 1 cable show of the night with 2.38 million people watching paint dry. No dragons, no medieval sex. There ya go. It’s summer.

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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