All the fanfare surrounding Caitlyn Jenner’s primetime debut did not translate into a ratings bonanza for I Am Cait.
Insiders say that Caitlyn is now “upset” the show was a disappointment, and irritated that she didn’t trounce her ex,Kris Jenner!
The I Am Cait premiere was watched by just 2.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings.
In comparison, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians “About Bruce” special garnered 4.2 million viewers back in May, and Caitlyn’s April interview with Diane Sawyer had a huge audience of 17 million people.
According to an insider, “Caitlyn is unhappy with the numbers, and hates losing to Kris Jenner, and the rest of the Kardashian family. There has been tremendous pressure on Caitlyn, and she feels that she has let the transgender community down.”
“Caitlyn isn’t happy with how E! has been promoting the show, relying on clips from I Am Cait,” the source said.
“E! is also frustrated with Caitlyn because she hasn’t done any press to promote the show. This was supposed to be a ratings blockbuster for E! and a lot of money has been invested in it.”
Instead of promoting, I Am Cait, the reality starlet posted a tribute on Tuesday to transgender women, India Clarke and K.C. Haggard, who were murdered last week.
A family source said, “Caitlyn’s kids feel that there is just a lot of fatigue on behalf of the public, and she should have waited until later this year to do a reality show. Live as a woman and deal with the legal consequences of the fatal car crash. Caitlyn didn’t want to listen to her kids’ advice, and this is why some of them, including Bart and Brody won’t participate in the show.”