It looks as if Blac Chyna is getting the last laugh after all as reports claim that Rob & Chyna is dethroning its competition on the E! network, including Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The show, which opened with an astounding 2.2 million viewers last month, has performed at a good rate, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry, which claims the network is very much impressed with the ratings despite its rather large dip last week, closing with 1.2 million viewers.
Still, the average has been coming in at 1.7 million viewers, which is 200,000 more than Keeping Up With the Kardashians. KUWTK has fluctuated with its ratings for the last two seasons, where the family experienced their biggest loss in viewership.
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) October 13, 2016
From the way things are going, Blac Chyna and Rob will secure themselves a second series, Deadline insinuates. This is not just because their ratings are solid, but also for the fact that the duo is welcoming their baby into the world later this year, giving producers plenty of material to work with.
Evidently enough, Celeb Dirty Laundry seems to be under the impression that it won’t be long until Blac Chyna and Rob completely dominate the E! network, stressing that their storyline is not only original but also comes across as authentic, unlike the Kardashians, who have often been exposed for staging and scripting their onscreen drama.
The webloid stresses, “Why is Rob & Chyna such a success for E! Entertainment? The answer is simple; Rob & Chyna takes an insider look at two polar opposites. On the one hand, you have Rob Kardashian, the ostracized brother of the Kardashian sisters.”
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“The episode where she took Rob back to Washington DC was more of a trip down memory lane than anything else. For the first time, viewers could see into Blac Chyna’s past. We could make connections between her then and now, which drew us closer to her personality.”
Dedicated viewers, who have been tuning in every week, have even changed their opinion of Blac Chyna, who many had initially branded as a gold-digger that was only with Rob Kardashian to get back at Kylie Jenner for “stealing” her ex-fiance, rapper Tyga.
The reality program, however, has shown quite a different side to the former stripper from what viewers had expected. Blac Chyna is the one who finds herself taking care of Rob as he battles his ongoing weight gain alongside his depression and anxiety struggle.
CDL claims that there’s an authentic storyline driven from Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian’s relationship that can’t be forced like the scripted scenes one encounters on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
— Kardashians on E! (@KUWTK) October 11, 2016
And, of course, with the news that Kim Kardashian has forced production for KUWTK to wrap earlier than expected, putting the show on an indefinite hiatus, the longer the family stays off the air, the more people will jump ship and move over to Rob & Chyna.
The chaotic couple has already confirmed that they plan on getting married sometime next year, so a wedding special is most likely going to be in the works. Sources believe that if Blac Chyna is granted a second series, the show will most likely tie in with her wedding to Rob whenever the twosome end up making it official.
Which show do you find yourself watching more of? And if you are a regular watcher of Blac’s reality show, do you think she deserves a second series?
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