August 23rd, 2010
07:02 PM ET
We’ve spent the past three years peeking into the sometimes-TMI lives of those krazy Kardashians, but the ratings for last night’s premiere prove that America is far from done with this reality TV family.
Nearly 4.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the opener of season five, making the episode the series’ highest-rated as well as the show's most-watched season premiere ever.
It also became E!’s second most-watched telecast ever, which is only bested by last season’s "Kardashian" finale, which pulled in 4.8 million viewers.
At the end of season four, viewers were treated to the, um, graphic birth of Kourtney's son, Mason Disick, but at the start of this season, things were a little more tame: Kim moved into her five-bedroom, reportedly more-than-$4 million home and got into a cupcake fight with her mother.
But despite those thrilling events, this show's not quite yet keeping up with the cast of the "Jersey Shore": MTV's hit series had 5.3 million viewers tune in to watch its second season premiere, making it the best-rated season premiere for the network in more than seven years. The show's staggeringly high ratings have continued throughout the season.
Somewhere out there, you know a reality TV exec is dreaming up ways to bring these two money-making shows together...
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