Keeping Up With The Kardashians has ended after 14 years on air after recently being plagued by unwanted drama, family members refusing to film and public backlash following an explosive fight.
During the lengthy post yesterday, Kim said that it was ‘time to say goodbye’, however she did not cite an official reason for the once hugely-popular reality show to be finishing at the end of its contract next year.
While viewership has dwindled and the cast members’ pay-cheques have only increased, it has long been questioned when the reality show would air its final season.
KUWTK was an instant hit in America and only rose in popularity as viewers tuned in to keep up with the family drama, with 4.8 million tuning into the season four finale at its peak.
However it is no secret that viewership has dropped in recent years and less than 900,000 live viewers on average tuned into the 18th and most recent series of the program.
So declining viewership is a big part of it. And you don’t want to be let go. Leave on your terms.
Second…. Kanye. Kanyes public break downs are too much for producers to keep squashing.
Finally, people just did not like that fight between kim and kourt in Season 18.
Kim and Kourtney engage in a savage brawl and fans were quick to turn on the siblings for filming the negative behaviour for their show.
The Skims founder slapped her older sister several times during the fight, after Kourtney came at Kim and screamed repeatedly ‘I will f**k you up!’, after Kim criticised her work ethic.
While the sisters made light of the moment on social media following the drama, with Kourtney tweeting: ‘Kourtney ‘the nail digger’ Kardashian weighing in at 108 pounds…Kim ‘the kicker’ Kardashian West weighs in at 128 pounds…’, fans were left unimpressed by the fight.
However, Kourtney later agreed with a fan who branded the situation ‘cringe-worthy’ and trash’.
One fan tweeted: ‘Kourtney is so negative. Like you had a choice not to be on this season. Why are you filming if you don’t want to be there?! It is so draining to watch. She must need the E! checks, why else? And she got physically with Kim first.’