Season Premiere of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” Delivers 2.3 Million Total Viewers and Over 1.4 Million P18-49
“Very Cavallari” Earns Series Highs Among All Key Demos
Los Angeles, CA, April 5, 2019 – Behind the strength of last Sunday’s season sixteen premiere of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and a new episode of “Very Cavallari,” E! ranked as the #1 cable network among W18-34 for the night, according to Nielsen. The season premiere of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” garnered 2.3 million total viewers, over 1.4 million P18-49 and 706,000 W18-34, up four percent, six percent and 10 percent, respectively, versus the previous season’s premiere (8/5/2018). This episode ranked as the #1 most social cable reality series/season premiere of the year to-date with nearly 500,000 total interactions. Additionally, “Very Cavallari” scored 1 million total viewers, 691,000 P18-49 and 313,000 W18-34, making it the highest-rated episode of the series to-date among all key demos. Rounding out the night, new episodes of “LadyGang” and “Nightly Pop” also earned series highs among all key demos.
Tune in this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” as Kim invites Scott to a family trip to New York to show Kourtney how far he has come as a family man. At the same time, Kim contemplates an unexpected move to Chicago, and Kris fears her mother might be seriously ill. For a sneak peek, go to: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/32LzVQqJynM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Immediately following at 10pm ET/PT on “Very Cavallari,” Kristin takes off her boss hat when her friends come to Nashville for sleepovers and dinner parties, but everyone is left a little confused when Jay loses his cool. Brittainy tries to bury the hatchet with Matt, but their conversation takes a turn for the worse. During a slumber party at Kristin’s old house, Kelly commiserates about dating in her thirties and considers freezing her eggs. For a sneak peek, go to: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/n8tDh3ToZFw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Then at 11pm ET/PT, “LadyGang” welcomes Nicole Scherzinger to discuss how to move past insecurities to find your inner Beyoncé. Having the mentality, “I am who I am and I don’t care what anyone thinks” is easy -until you actually try living that way. The struggle is real when you’re trying to balance between caring about people’s opinions and ignoring the haters. For a sneak peek, go to: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Cl5Mj8RraMM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
At 11:30pm ET/PT, E!’s latest topical late night talk series “Nightly Pop,” hosted by Morgan Stewart, Nina Parker and social influencer Hunter March, is a candid breakdown of the most talked about entertainment news stories. This unfiltered pop culture series delivers quick-witted, unexpected and relatable commentary centered around the biggest pop culture stories of the week. “Nightly Pop” airs Sunday and Monday nights at 11:30pm ET/PT.
Source: Nielsen, Live + 3 premiere performance only; Rank for the night based on all cable, program-based daypart performance, Primetime (8p-11p); Source: Social Content Ratings, 9/1/18 - 3/31/19, linear episode-level interactions. Premiere episodes as flagged by Gracenote.
“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.
“Very Cavallari” is produced by Critical Content with Jenny Daly, Rob Lobl, Kristin Cavallari, Robert Sizemore, and Ben DeNoble serving as Executive Producers.
“LADYGANG” is produced by Purveyors of Pop and Entertainment One (eOne) with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Cooper Green for Purveyors of Pop, Tara Long for eOne, Joe Braswell and Steve Barry, as well as Keltie Knight, Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek serving as executive producers.
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! News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culturecoverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," “Total Bellas,” "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” “Very Cavallari” and its newest late night topical series “Busy Tonight.” 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 now home to “The E! People’s Choice Awards,” the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, 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, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
About E! News
“E! News” is a leading multiplatform content brand serving high quality, engaging entertainment and lifestyle content driven through the lens of celebrity and pop culture. The brand’s robust programming slate includes “E! News” hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy; the daytime series “Daily Pop,” which provides your daily dose of insider gossip; E!’s latest topical late night talk series “Nightly Pop”; “The Rundown” and “What The Fashion!” on Snapchat; “Live From E!,” airing on YouTube and Facebook Live; and eonline.com the go-to destination for all things pop culture. E! News is also the largest entertainment media brand on social media with over 1 billion engagements per month."
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 (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, Life of Kylie, Total Divas, Total Bellas and Citizen Rose (E!), The Real World, The Challenge and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars (MTV), Valerie’s Home Cooking (Food Network), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), Chachi’s World (go90), GloBugz (YouTube), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch) and Miz and Mrs. (USA Network). 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.
About Critical Content
Critical Content is a leading global independent content studio. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on unscripted and scripted programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content currently has more than 50 projects in production for more than 30 different networks. Recent series include “Catfish” (MTV), “Very Cavallari” (E!), “StayHere” (Netflix), “Get a Room with Carson & Thom” and “Backyard Envy” (Bravo), “Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour” (A&E), “Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?” (FOX), “Caribbean Pirate Treasure” (Travel Channel), “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey” (CBS, Netflix), “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food Network), “Disney’s Fairytale Weddings” (Freeform), “Racing Wives” (CMT), HOME FREE (FOX), “StartUp” (Crackle, Amazon), “Limitless” (CBS), “Pretty.Strong.” (Oxygen), and “Young and Hungry” (Freeform).
About Purveyors of Pop
Purveyors of Pop is an independent entertainment company producing cutting-edge programming across multiple platforms. Founded in 2010 by veteran executive producers Matt Anderson and Nate Green, POP specializes in programming at the forefront of the pop culture zeitgeist. Known for their string of hit TV series, the duo has developed and produced shows ranging from MTV’s The Ashlee Simpson Show to Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, where they have executive produced over 200 episodes. Under the POP banner, the outfit has produced series for major cable networks including Bravo (Married To Medicine Atlanta/Los Angeles/Houston, Real Housewives of Miami), MTV (Ex On The Beach), Lifetime (Jordin Sparks’s: A Baby Story), A&E (Psychic Tia), and Fox International Channels (Lucky Ladies Mexico/Argentina/Italy).
About Entertainment One (eOne)
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world. Entertainment One’s robust network includes Makeready with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location. The Company's rights library, valued at US$1.7 billion (as at 31 March 2017), is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
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