Kim Kardashian was already in talks with streaming service giant Netflix about going solo without her family when Keeping Up With the Kardashians finally comes to an end, OK! previously reported. However, any potential new deal has been derailed by the staggeringly low numbers the E! show has been getting.
"Kim and the family assumed that after they announced they were leaving E! fans would flock to the season airing now to say goodbye. It’s like after the death of a pop star, their music shoots back up the chart. However, this has not happened to the show, instead, the numbers have continued to plummet. Thursday’s final season brought in just 677,000 views — that is the lowest ratings for the show ever," a source exclusively tells OK!.
"The previous season was bad enough with just over 800,000 viewers. No one thought it could drop much below that, but it did. This isn’t good news for Kim when she’s trying to get a new deal. It is over. Simply put, no one cares about her anymore," the insider adds.
After the bombshell announcement on September 8 that KUWTK will come to an end in 2021 after 14 years of filming, the SKIMS founder was hoping to get a new and better deal if "she negotiated for herself" without the rest of the Kardashian krew in the picture.
The mother of four, who told pals that she felt like "Justin Timberlake after he ditched the guys in NSYNC," is hoping to get a similar deal to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — who just signed a $150 million Netflix deal for a new production company where they will star, produce and their own create shows. Ultimately, the show would be an easy sell since the brunette babe is "much more popular" and "has a decade more experience" than the royal pair, a pal told OK!.
While the KKW Beauty founder is a smart and savvy businesswoman, her dreams of having her own reality show might not come true after all. After OK! exclusively revealed that E! did not want to pay the family another $150 million to keep their show running due to declining ratings, it seems other streaming services feel the same as the social media personality is struggling to close a deal.
Sorry, Kim! People just don't want to keep up with your life anymore.