The Numbers Don't Lie! Kardashians' Reality TV Show On A Steady Decline, Down 1 Million Viewers

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Dec. 5 2013, Published 6:19 a.m. ET

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians is having a hard time keeping their ratings up.

The once-popular reality TV show has been on a steady decline over the last four seasons, and has the numbers to prove it.

In fact, the show has lost nearly 1 million viewers per episode since Season 5.

In 2010 Season 5 premiered with a whopping 4.67 million viewers and held steady with an overall season average of 3.39 million.

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Throughout the next three seasons the show entered into a downward spiral and Season 8 finale that aired Dec. 1, 2013 raked in a disappointing 1.96 million viewers.

See below for the average number of viewers each season:

Season 5 — 3.39 million viewers on average.

Season 6 — 3.04 million viewers on average.

Season 7 — 2.62 million viewers on average.

Season 8 — 2.40 million viewers on average.

The Kardashian family has been bombarded with scandal and drama in the last year — along with revealing reports about how Keeping Up With The Kardashians is fake — which may have contributed to a loss of fans.

The biggest dip in ratings appeared to come after Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries and then split with him just 72 days later.

And although most of it didn't air (yet!) on Keeping Up With The KardashiansKhloehas been embroiled all year with allegations that her husband, Lamar Odom,cheated on her with several women and has a drug addiction.

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The two have been living separately — as has her mother Kris Jenner and stepdadBruce who announced this fall that they have separated after 22 years of marriage.

As reported last month, the Kardashians are bad for business.

Since getting romantically involved with Kim, her baby daddy Kanye West's likability has nosedived by a whopping 66 percent, according to the influential Q Scores, a closely watched measure of recognition and popularity that marketers use to evaluate celebrities’ appeal.

Will you continue to tune in to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, or is their 15 minutes up? Sound off in comments below…



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