Bruce Jenner Special Edition of ‘Kardashians’ Soars 40 Percent in Ratings

Part 1 of two-night event grabs 2.9 million total viewers

Last Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 1:12 PM

The Kardashians are keeping up in the ratings, thanks to a major assist from step-dad Bruce Jenner.

The Olympic champion handed Part 1 of a special two-night E! event a 40 percent increase in total viewers, reaching 2.918 million. Last week, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” had 2.089 million total viewers.

In the 18-34 demographic, the episode’s 1.148 million was also up 40 percent. Both the 18-49 demo (1.774 million viewers) and 25-54 (1.544 million) experienced 33 percent jumps from the comparable Sunday night episode.

Part 2 aired Monday at 9 p.m. ET on E! as well. View a teaser for that episode here.

Jenner will next be featured in an eight-episode reality show about his new life as a transgender woman that premieres on E! at 9 p.m. on July 26.