Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Goodbye: Karsdashians Return for Final Season with Lowest Ratings Ever, Down 17 Percent Since April Pandemic Stop


When the Kardashians said they were ending their show, there was much speculation about why.

The answer was simple, however: no one cares anymore.

Thursday’s final season premiere brought in just 677,000 viewers, the lowest number ever in the history of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

When the show stopped last April, the final episode then was at 810,000, already a series low. But this return definitively shows it’s time to say goodbye. As soon as possible. That’s nearly a 17% drop off since April.

I don’t know what was on Thursday’s episode, but it didn’t include any of the things that might have gotten good ratings for this group including Kim being snubbed by Donald Trump and the woman got out of jail, or Kanye West having his 999th nervous breakdown.

Those topics would have sold!

At this rate, “KUTWK” will end well below 500,000. I’m surprised there’s any interest at all, frankly. Maybe it’s time to bring back Caitlyn!

PS There’s a lot of concern about what will happen to the family’s houseplant, Scott Disick, when the show ends. I’ve never understood who he was, or what his role was. But I’m not interested enough to follow that storyline.




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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