Kardashians Give E! Its Biggest Ratings Ever

More than 4 million tune in for the latest adventures of the reality family

Last Updated: December 21, 2009 @ 12:02 PM

It’s getting tougher and tougher for the competiton to keep up with the Kardhashians.

Sunday night’s episode of E!’s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" gave E! its most-watched hour ever, with more than 4.2 million viewers tuning in for the antics of the Kardashian clan, according to Nielsen data. That’s more viewers than watched a special 10 p.m. repeat of "Desperate Housewives" on ABC, as well as seven times higher than E!’s primetime average this quarter.

Among E!’s target demographic of women 18-34, "Keeping Up" notched a 5.1 rating– not quite a record, but still better than programming on ABC, CBS and NBC.

An hour earlier, the E! specal "Kendra: Here Comes the Baby," drew 2.7 million viewers. That’s the best number yet for the "Kendra" franchise.