Was 'Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event' a Record-Breaker?

Kim Kardashian's E! wedding special drew strong viewing figures on Sunday and Monday. But did it break records?

Was ‘Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event’ a Record-Breaker?

Kim Kardashian’s E! wedding special drew strong viewing figures on Sunday and Monday. But did it break records?

-Lucia Peters

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Sunday and Monday nights saw the airing on E! of Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, the long-awaited reality spectacular that finally showed Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ lavish wedding to the world. The viewing figures, of course, were insanely high– this is the Kardashians we’re talking about here–but were they record-breaking?

Kim certainly seems to think so. Yesterday, she posted to her Celebuzz blog: “Wow!!! This is so amazing!!! I just heard that my two-night wedding special on E! drew a combined 10.5 million viewers!! That means it was the most watched event on E! ever!!” Kim’s excessive use of exclamation points aside, she sounds pretty excited.

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But where exactly did she get that 10.5 million? Because according to Entertainment Weekly, Sunday night’s broadcast delivered 4.4 million viewers, while Monday’s dropped to 4.0 million. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but 4.4 million plus 4.0 million equals 8.4 million, yes?

EW also went on to compare the numbers of each individual night of the wedding special with both the fifth season premiere and the fourth season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians: the fifth season premiere pulled in 4.7 million viewers, and the fourth season finale drew 4.8 million.

Now, Kim isn’t exactly known for her number-crunching skills; and furthermore, EW reports viewing figures all the time, so I’m a little more inclined to trust their math than Kim’s. But I’ll open this up to the floor: What do you think, Bettys? Record-breaking, or just mildly impressive?

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.


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  1. Kim was using the math from the E! press release which makes one wonder about any of the numbers reported. In any event, while 4.4 + 4.0 equals 8.4 million, it only gets that high if you are talking about discrete viewers (i.e. no one who watched on Sunday also watched on Monday). The real numbers of discrete viewers is around 4 million. It was still a well watched event (why???), and I believe in real terms the third most watched event ever (the season 5 finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is still no. 1 – that just featured bad behavior from Scott which is much cheaper than footing the bill for a ridiculously over the top wedding). In any event E! will continue to air Kardashian’s 24/7 because apparently, they are very popular with a large group of people in this country.

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