It is a question that millions of people around the world have asked: “Will the Kardashians ever end?” For many, the fact that they are still in the air 12 years after they started is hard to understand. But again, millions of viewers tune in to watch the show every week.
The Kardashian family is currently in contract negotiations and they are not playing with the crazy amount they are asking for. Will the Kardashian-Jenner family get what they are looking for this time, or is this the end of the Kardashian regime on TV?
Kris Jenner has demanded $300 million to stay on the air
How much is the Kardashian family worth? If you ask Kris Jenner, it’s about $ 300 million. That is how much the reality star asks in the current round of contract negotiations. The Kardashian-Jenner family is currently working on a $ 150 million two-year contract with E! and the family matriarch believes that the family has shown that they are worth more.
Although recent seasons have shown a significant drop in ratings, the recent Jordyn Woods scandal has revived the long-running reality show. The season finale showed larger numbers than in recent years, with a source reporting that the finale was everything Jenner had hoped for.
Like every show deals with contract negotiations, Jenner points to the stars of the show – her children – as reasons why the show is worth more. Jenner points out that Kim Kardashian has taken a new career path, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner are more successful than ever, and the family as a whole is growing. Kris Jenner reportedly promises that all members will play a major role in the coming season.
This isn’t the first time the Kardashian family has asked for a big pay bump
There is a reason why so many people refer to Jenner as a smart businesswoman. The ‘momager’ is not afraid to ask what she thinks the family deserves. The recent wage demand is not the first time Jenner has asked for a substantial wage increase. In 2017, Jenner negotiated a $ 150 million contract to keep the family up and running until 2019.
This figure was $ 50 million higher than the previous $ 100 million family contract. That $ 100 million contract happened to be the biggest contract for every reality brand in TV history.
Will ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ end because of the Kardashian family’s demands?
E! has been betting on the Kardashians for over ten years. So far, that bet has paid off. Year after year, viewers continue to tune into the show. The family has become one of the most recognizable families in the world and has gained enormous influence.
There must be several factors that play a role when E! makes the final decision as to whether or not they will continue to bet on the family.
In the first place, how long will fans be interested in the daily life of the family? Reviews have shown that interest is declining. Second, how long will the family be interested? As the children grow older and adults focus more on their careers, how does the family invest in their drama on the screen? And finally E! see a return on their investment. Even if the family still has some life in them and can bring in viewers, do they have $ 300 million in life in them?
It is hard to imagine Jenner withdrawing from such a public deal. The family gets its strength, well, shows how powerful they are. A concession here would demonstrate the declining influence of the family. As e! decides it is not worth the risk, there is a good chance that the Kardashians will look for a new (TV) home.