The series premiere of ‘I Am Cait’ had a rather modest debut with 2.7 million viewers on July 26. It grew to 3.9 million including DVR playback. Those numbers are smaller than what ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ typically gets.
Last Sunday’s episode, meanwhile, only garnered 1.3 million viewers. OUCH. I have to say, I’m kind of surprised about this. Given all the attention Caitlyn has been getting, I would’ve thought more people would tune in. She’s clearly trying to shed light on the challenges that transgender people face, like with this Instagram post:
And she’s also having fun, too 🙂
A video posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on
Perhaps people are not as ready to see a transgender person in the limelight as we thought? There’s also been some talk about whether or not Caitlyn, who enjoys a pretty privileged position, is really a good person to represent the community. I watched the first episode and thought it was interesting, but I admit, I’m one of the people who didn’t tune back in on Sunday. It was interesting but not… compelling, although I might very well watch some more. There are very few TV shows that I watch regularly. Have you checked out ‘I Am Cait’? Why or why not?
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