Launching exclusively on Hulu and Disney+ on April 14th, ‘The Kardashians’ will see our fave celebrity family make one of the biggest comebacks in TV history. With millions of fans worldwide watching their previous show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ (KUWTK), our new study reveals which episodes were the most iconic based on viewer ratings¹ and which season fans are most eager to rewatch².
Our team of PR experts analysed IMDB ratings of 20 of the most talked-about KUWTK episodes of all time to reveal the top ten most iconic episodes worthy of binge-watching before the new show hits our screens on April 14th:
|Ranking||Episode||Rating||Season Monthly Searches|
|1||Paris – Season 13, Episode 2||5.6||1,200|
|2||Treachery – Season 16, Episode 12||5.5||1,500|
|3||Kendall’s Sweet 16 – Season 6, Episode 16||5.4||1,500|
|4||The Perfect Stormi- Season 15, Episode 7||5.3||5,800|
|5||Who’s Your Daddy – Season 7, Episode 1||5.1||2,700|
|6||The Wedding- Season 4, Episode 1||5||1,100|
|7||Kim’s Journey to the Altar – Season 9, Episode 20||4.8||4,000|
|8||About Bruce – Season 10, Episode 10||4.6||2,500|
|9||Kardashian Civil War – Season 2, Episode 7||4.5||2,000|
|10||The Former Mrs. Jenner – Season 6, Episode 3||4.1||1,500|
Lets break it down:
Paris – Season 13, Episode 2
Taking the top spot for the most iconic KUWTK episode ever is the one titled ‘Paris’, the episode where fans learn about Kim Kardashian’s traumatic robbery in Paris, France, where she was held at gunpoint in her hotel room. The incident took place in 2016, but the episode aired the following year in 2017 and is part of season 13, which acquires 1,200 Google searches every month. The episode includes footage of Kanye West halting his Madison Square Garden concert after learning about the incident and testimonials from Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kris Jenner describing the night of the robbery.
Treachery – Season 16, Episode 12
With a rating of 5.5 on IMDB, the Jordyn and Tristan cheating scandal episode, titled ‘Treachery’ comes in at a close second on the iconic list. Sitting in season 16 of KUWTK, which aired in 2019, this season gets an average of 1,500 Google searches every month. This episode covered the public cheating scandal between Jordyn Woods (a Kardashian family friend) and Tristan Thompson (Khloe Kardashian’s ex-partner).
With clips of the whole family finding out about the scandal and Khloe breaking the news to her sister and Jordyn’s best friend, Kylie Jenner, this episode is hands down one of the most iconic KUWTK moments ever.
Kendall’s Sweet 16 – Season 6, Episode 16
Ranking third is ‘Kendall’s Sweet 16’, part of season 6. In 2011, just four days after Kim filed for divorce from ex-husband Kris Humphries, Kris Jenner threw her second youngest daughter a lavish sweet 16 party in Los Angeles. The episode included Kylie Jenner showcasing a homemade video of memories for her older sister, and Scott Disick, causing trouble with Kendall’s friends in the boy’s bathroom.
Typical Scott, right? With other memorable episodes in season 6 of KUWTK, 1,500 fans on average search for the iconic season every month.
The Perfect Stormi – Season 15, Episode 7
The episode where Kylie welcomes her daughter Stormi into the world ranks fourth on the iconic list. The episode is titled ‘The Perfect Stormi’ and includes Kourtney breaking the news to Kim that Kylie is in labour. Later, Kylie shows a glimpse of Stormi to the cameras. Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy was one of the best-kept secrets of 2018, with Kylie and Travis sharing the news via a YouTube video titled ‘To Our Daughter’. This video now has 104 million views on YouTube and 104.5 million likes on Kylie’s Instagram post sharing the video.
Season 15 of KUWTK racks up a whopping average of 5,800 monthly Google searches.
Who’s Your Daddy? – Season 7, Episode 1
One of the most stand out KUWTK episodes shows Kris pursuing a paternity test to prove who Khloe’s real father is. The episode, which aired as part of season 7 in 2012, is titled ‘Who’s your Daddy?’ and includes clips of Khloe doubting if Robert Kardashian is her real dad due to family resemblance differences.
Even after ten years of airing, this season of KUWTK has a staggering 2,700 fans on average searching for it every month.
The Wedding- Season 4, Episode 1
Airing in 2019, season 4 of KUWKT included many iconic episodes, including episode 1, ‘The Wedding’, which saw Khloe Kardashian and NBA player Lamar Odom get married. Rated 5 on IMDb, the episode shows Khloe announcing to the world that she has been dating Lamar Odom for three weeks and that even after such a short period, they are getting married.
This episode is scandalous because Khloe decided to keep the engagement a secret from Caitlyn Jenner, who she viewed as her father figure. After hearing about the engagement from the press, Caitlyn eventually came around to the idea. With such a dramatic first episode, it’s no surprise that season 4 of KUWTK gets on average 1,100 monthly Google searches.
Kim’s Journey to the Altar – Season 9, Episode 20
Ranking seventh is ‘Kim’s Journey to the Altar’, which aired in 2014 and is part of season 9. The iconic episode includes Kim and Kanye flying out their closest family and friends on an intimate trip to Paris and Italy, following various days of celebration leading up to their wedding day.
Although the wedding itself wasn’t aired, millions of fans flocked to watch a glimpse of Kimye’s big day. Even after eight years of airing, season 9 see’s 4,000 fans searching for it on average every month.
About Bruce – Season 10, Episode 10
With a rating of 4.6 on IMDb, ‘About Bruce’ ranks eighth in the list. Sitting in season 10 of KUWTK, which aired in 2015, this season gets an average of 2,500 searches on average every month. This episode covered Caitlyn Jenner’s decision to live publicly as a woman and included family members’ testimonials on their feelings about the transition.
Overall, the Kardashian-Jenner family were supportive of Caitlyn’s decision, but some of the daughters were left feeling apprehensive about how this would affect their father-daughter relationship moving forward. After seven years of this episode airing, the Kardashian-Jenner family are all supportive of Caitlyn and have a good relationship with her.
Kardashian Civil War – Season 2, Episode 7
Who could forget the KUWKT episode where Kim aggressively hit Khloe with a handbag, shouting, “Don’t be f***** rude!”? With a rating of 4.5, the episode titled ‘Kardashian Civil War’ that sits in season 2 of KUWTK is famously known for an argument between Kim and Khloe that gets physical. After an incident that occurred whilst Kim was picking up her brand new Bentley with Khloe at a car garage, Kim lashed out when they got back to their apartment after stating that Khloe was rude to the car salesman. For KUWKT fans, this scene is one of the most iconic of all time, and following this, season 2 of KUWTK get 2,000 average monthly searches.
The Former Mrs Jenner – Season 6, Episode 3
For years, there’s been speculation about whether Kim’s bum is real or implants. After much deliberation, Kim decides to end the rumours once and for all and heads to her doctors to get an x-ray of her bum to prove to doubters that it’s real. The episode sits in season 6 of KUWTK, and this season gets 1,500 average monthly searches.
How much did each KUWTK earn the Kardashian-Jenner family?
The first season of KUWTK aired back in 2007, and since then, the Kardashian-Jenner crew have obtained millions of dollars each, with Kim Kardashian worth the most (1.8 billion USD)³.
With each season of KUWTK including around 20 episodes, each family member took an average of 4.5 million dollars home with them per season⁴, so it’s no surprise that as the KUWTK popularity grew over the years, the Kardashian-Jenner net-worths have grown exponentially.
The Kardashian-Jenner Instagram growth
In terms of the family’s social media following, every season that aired obtained the Kardashian-Jenners millions of followers across their Instagram channels. Currently, Kylie Jenner has the most Instagram followers (320m), followed by Kim Kardashian (294m), Khloe Kardashian (227m), Kendall Jenner (225m), Kourtney Kardashian (165m), Kris Jenner (46.4m), Scott Disick (26.4m), Caitlyn Jenner (12.6m), and finally, Rob Kardashian (2.8m)⁵.
What’s next for The Kardashians?
The Kardashians have been taking the world by storm since ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ aired in 2007, dominating both popular culture and business.
Since the show first aired in 2007, the E! Network has released hundreds of iconic episodes that were made possible by how entertaining the Kardashian family are. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the family now have over 1.7 billion followers across their social media platforms combined.
We think all Kardashians fans will agree that they are excited for the new show ‘The Kardashians’ to launch. With Kim finding a new partner, Kourtney getting engaged to Travis Barker and Khloe focusing on herself and her daughter, True, It feels like all the sisters are coming into a new era, and we can’t wait to see how it differs from the original show.
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- https://www.imdb.com/?ref_=nv_home – Ratings correct as of March 2022
- Average monthly Global searches – data captured from Semrush in March 2022
- https://www.instagram.com/ – Instagram followers correct as of March 2022