Caitlyn Jenner Scores High Ratings with ‘I Am Cait’ Premiere

Caitlyn Jenner Scores High Ratings with ‘I Am Cait’ Premiere

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Caitlyn Jenner had high ratings with the July 26 premiere of her new reality show on E! network, I Am Cait. The show brought in 2.73 million viewers, which was about the average of a regular Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode. The first episode showed four times throughout the night and it grossed to 6.2 million viewers.

Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer in April captured the attention of 17 million viewers. Her special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, “About Bruce” had 4.2 million viewers.

During her EPSY Award speech, Jenner explained that “with attention comes responsibility,” and that she must “tell my story the right way, to keep learning, to…reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated.”

The opening scene of I Am Cait showed Jenner in her bedroom at 4:30 a.m. saying, “I just hope I get it right.”

The first episode showed many people meeting Caitlyn for the first time, including her mother, sisters, daughter Kylie and step daughter Kim and husband Kanye.

“I think he’s a very good looking woman,” Jenner’s mother Esther says. “He’s still Bruce. I love him so much.”

She said that while the transition will require “a lot of getting used to,” she has been vocal about her support and said they are going to therapy to help facilitate a larger conversation with the family.

“I really want to learn more,” Esther said. “I need to understand more.”

Jenner also visited the family of 14-year-old Kyler Prescott who committed suicide in May after being bullied. Jenner admitted she has been in her own house with a gun and contemplated suicide herself.

The previews for upcoming episodes include some juicy scenes like Candis Cayne asking Jenner on a date and Kim telling her, “You look amazing, it’s your time, but you don’t have to bash us on the way up.”

Watch I Am Cait Sunday’s on E!



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