Khloe Kardashian is reportedly refusing to invite Kim and Kris Jenner onto her FYI program, Kocktails With Khloe, following reports that the ratings have been anything but impressive.
While the season premiere managed to pull in 347,000 viewers, ratings have fallen as low as 119,000 for its most recent episode, which is strongly hinting at signs that fans have lost interest in the program’s format and want something new.
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In order to sustain a certain amount of viewers, producers are convinced that if Khloe Kardashian was to invite Kim or Kris to the studio for a couple of episodes, the ratings would even themselves out and people would tune in again.
But according to a report, via Radar Online, Khloe is not budging, having made it known that the program’s purpose is not for the reality star to interview her family every single week.
“[Khloe Kardashian] has made it clear she does not want to rely on [Kim or Kris] to get people to watch,” a source explained.
“Khloe and her bosses are not seeing eye-to-eye right now,” the insider added, stressing that the entire situation regarding Khloe Kardashian is so conflicted, it has created an unpleasant atmosphere at the California studio where the program is taped every week.
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Recent guests that have appeared on the program include Snooki, Glozell, Cassie, and Vivica A. Fox, but even those names couldn’t bring in the viewership that producers are supposedly looking for.
As of right now, there are no plans for network execs to cancel Kardashian’s program, convinced that it still has a certain potential if the TV personality would look at the bigger picture and fulfill her duties to keep the ratings afloat.
An insider continues by adding that Kardashian wants to stand on her own two feet without having to rely on her family members to achieve something.
One of the reasons why she wanted to do the show to begin with was merely down to the fact that Khloe was tired of being looked upon as the sister who relied on Kim to get her where she is today.
By refusing to have Kim and Kris on her show, Kardashian is holding her ground, convinced that the viewers will eventually pick up once the program develops more episodes and expands with bigger interviews and special guests.
The network shouldn’t expect success overnight, Khloe Kardashian allegedly told her producers, adding that they need to be patient, especially since the show hasn’t even been on for two months yet.
Then again, many social media users have pointed out that if a show cannot even attract big numbers for its premiere date, chances are that people just aren’t interested in more Kardashian content on their television screens.
With all of this in mind, news of Khloe Kardashian’s reported ratings struggle comes just months after it was revealed that the family’s own reality program, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has lost a significant amount of viewers over the last three seasons.
Season 11 of KUWTK averaged at 1.9 million viewers week-to-week, which is almost 2 million less from the average viewership the show was pulling in throughout seasons 7 and 8.
With Khloe Kardashian refusing to invite Kim or Kris Jenner onto her collapsing program, sources predict that the FYI-backed show will soon be canceled.
Have the Kardashians finally lost their golden touch when it comes to television shows?
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