Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Kardashians Downward Ratings Spiral Continues as Show Drops Another 90K, Falls Under 800K Viewers


It may be time to kill off one of the characters on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Or maybe have a season ender where they all go to a foreign country for a wedding and a gigantic explosion fells everyone until next season.

The reason I say this is because their ratings fell this past Thursday below 800,000. They lost at least 90,000 viewers from the week before to end up with 796,000 according to Mitch Metcalf’s Showbuzz Daily.

Even better: they lied about their ratings on their Wikipedia page. They actually linked to Metcalf, and changed their number on Wiki to 800,000. This now calls into question all the numbers on their Wiki page. Someone is rounding it up and it’s wrong.

The kooky K’s have done everything to spice up the ratings including sex change, comas, accidents, fist fights, Kanye West mental breakdowns, and OJ Simpson. But the numbers keep spiraling down. What’s left really?

This Thursday is the 260th episode of this flotsam and jetsam. It’s called “Family Matters.” They’re finally going to reveal the origins of Scott, their lowest intelligence member. He might be the subject of a good mystery, come to think of it, but no one really knows who he is.

And then? This season may end there since the virus interrupted production. I suppose there could be Zoom episodes. But it’s also possible this is the end for the K’s. That would be one COVID victim we could celebrate.

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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