Grey’s Anatomy is back! Scandal is back! And the Oscars are this Sunday! Could this week get any better? Kim Kardashian finally getting off of TV would be the icing on the cake and the cherry on top. This might happen sooner rather than later as ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians continue to drop.
At the height of the Kardashian dominance, Kim and the gang pulled in an average of 3.39 million viewers an episode. Pretty good for a cable show. This was just four seasons ago. Since then, viewership has continued to fall and only 2 million tuned in for the latest episode.
The show’s ninth season premiered in January. You read that correctly. We’ve been putting up with Kim’s foolishness and fakery for nine seasons. However, the premier also garnered the lowest ratings in the show’s history with 2.56 million viewers. Ratings spiked to 2.56 million for part 1 of Kim and Kanye’s “surprise engagement” last week. But fans quickly abandoned ship for part 2, which aired just a few days ago. Part 2 only attracted 2.07 million viewers.
I can almost guarantee Kris Jenner has locked herself in a room trying to figure out how to fix this crisis. Rising supermodel, Kendall Jenner is clearly her next meal ticket. Sorry Kanye, Kim is your problem now.
But does this really mean that fans are losing interest in the Kardashians? If their relevancy is truly waning and we take them out of the equation, the landscape of entertainment news would dramatically change. Unfortunately, I don’t think this going to happen anytime soon. Fans actually adore Kim.
However, I do think there place in entertainment news contribute to the ratings issue. We know exactly where Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney are, what they are doing, wearing, and eating 24/7. We knew about Khloe and Lamar’s troubles months ago. We knew Kanye proposed to Kim the day it happened. We even knew Kris and Bruce separated before it aired on the show. See, even I know about Kim’s personal life and I’ve never seen more than 10 minutes of an episode. What’s the point of watching the show if loyal fans already know what’s happening in real time.
Maybe the Kardashian’s need to take a page out Anne Hathaway’s book. Anne took a break from the public eye because she knew people were tired of her. Even Hollywood’s “It girl,” Jennifer Lawrence is rumored to be taking a break in a few months. If they want to save their reality show, this might be good idea for the family. But who am I kidding, Kris would never allow this to happen.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians may be losing viewers, but make no mistake, Kim is here to stay. What are your thoughts on reality’s First Family? Are they overexposed or are they doing everything right? Tell us what you think and join the conversation.