For the past several years, there have been reports that Keeping up with the Kardashians lost its popularity.
From Kris’ failed talk show, to Khloe and Lamar being pulled way ahead of the couple’s problems going public, to Kim’s second marriage imploding in New York, to their own inner circle refusing to appear on the show (from friend of a friend Leonardo DiCaprio to Paris Hilton to Beyonce and Jay Z and Gwyneth Paltrow), to Kim and Kanye’s Vogue cover selling HALF its projected earnings. None of the news has been good and some fans feel the show lost its way.
Moreover, Rob Kardashian is pulling away from his family feeling the show drives a wedge between them. “Rob feels that the reality show has truly ruined his family,” claims a source.
Now, Nikki Finke claims on her new blog that the “The Kardashians are krashing.”
I can only surmise that the rest of the entertainment media are in those grifter Kardashians’ portly pocketbooks. Because why else is no one reporting the steep rating declines for this new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The show’s Season 9B premiere was down -29% in P18-49 vs Season 8, and down -17% vs S9A premiere, and down -10% vs S9A finale. Let’s not forget that Seasons S8 and S9A were down from S7, etc…
The Kardashians are krashing.
Of course, the failure couldn’t happen too a more deserving family. I for one loved the big backlash aimed at Anna Wintour for putting Kim and Kanye on Vogue cover. That issue should have come with a barf bag. Let’s not forget that its newstand sales proved only a less-than-average 250K copies – not the 500K hyped.
Every time a US magazine writes about the K’s, almost every comment brutalizes the family. The fact is media who keep publicizing them are out of touch with public hatred of them.
And that’s without people knowing that, whenever the Kardashians go out, they call the paparazzi in advance and tell them where they’re going and then get a big kickback every time a photo agency sells their picture. [via Nikki Finke]