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“KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS” DELIVERS SEASON OVER SEASON GROWTH ACROSS ALL KEY DEMOS WITH THE FINALE FINISHING AS THE MOST-WATCHED EPISODE IN NEARLY THREE YEARS

New Season of Long-Running Mega-Hit Franchise Will Launch this Fall on E!

Los Angeles, CA, July 8, 2019 – E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” concluded its sixteenth season last Sunday earning the series' most-watched episode in nearly three years (9/4/16), according to Nielsen L+3. The season finale episode delivered 2.4 million total viewers, over 1.5 million P18-49, 1.3 million W18-49, 807,000 P18-34 and 678,000 W18-34; up four percent among total viewers, two percent among P18-49 and up seven percent among W18-49 versus the prior week’s episode (6/23/19). The episode ranked as the #1 telecast across both broadcast and cable among W18-49, P18-34 and W18-34 on Sunday night.

The season finale also marks the most–streamed episode in network history with 330,115 total views on E!’s digital platforms. Socially, the episode ranked as the #1 cable reality program of the night in primetime, per Nielsen.

Overall, season sixteen averaged 1.9 million total viewers (up seven percent) and 1.2 million P18-49 (up five percent), 930,000 W18-49 (up four percent), 607,000 P18-34 (up five percent), and 494,000 W18-34 (up three percent) versus the previous season average. This season also averaged 19 percent more social interactions versus the previous season, and consistently ranked as the #1 cable reality series on Sunday nights. The series will launch it’s 17th season later this fall.

Showing impressive gains since launching at the beginning of the most recent season, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” YouTube channel will publish never before seen exclusive scenes from the upcoming fall season of family moments that are being talked about across social platforms. For a sneak peek, go to: https://youtu.be/Rcvds3U35Do

Source: Nielsen, Live+3 ratings, Broadcast/Cable ranks (exclude sports). Adobe Omniture, Days 1-3 Desktop/App TVE VOD episode starts. Nielsen Social cable ranks based on Total Social Interactions.

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions. Ryan Seacrest serves as the Executive Producer at Ryan Seacrest Productions. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian serve as Executive Producers. Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan and Amanda Weinstein serve as Executive Producers at Bunim/Murray.

About E! Entertainment

E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," “Very Cavallari,” “Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian,” "Total Divas," “Total Bellas,” "Botched,” and “Dating #NoFilter;” topical series “Nightly Pop,” new series “Flip It Like Disick” and the return of the “E! True Hollywood Story.” “E! News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand’s robust digital programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown,” “Face Forward” and “What The Fashion" on Snapchat. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and E! is also home to the “E! People’s Choice Awards,” the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information,visitwww.nbcuniversal.com.

About Ryan Seacrest Productions

Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning entertainment production company creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces “E! Live from the Red Carpet” award shows, the E! hit cable series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and its spin-offs, as well as Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset.” Additionally, RSP produces “Insatiable” for Netflix. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."

About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World, which recently moved to Facebook after 32 seasons on MTV. BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP’s current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Total Divas and Total Bellas (E!), The Challenge (MTV), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless Summer and Growing Up is a Drag (Snapchat), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), and Family or Fiance (OWN). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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