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FYI orders 15 more episodes of ‘Kocktails with Khloe’

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:39 PM

Khloe Kardashian's new show "Kocktails with Khloe" has been greenlit for 15 more episodes.Richard Knapp/FYI

Khloe Kardashian’s new show “Kocktails with Khloe” has been greenlit for 15 more episodes.

Order up another round for Khloe — and even though she’s plummeting in the ratings, they’re buying!

The little-known FYI network ordered 15 more episodes of Khloe Kardashian’s critically panned new talk series “Kocktails with Khloe” on Wednesday — even though viewership has precipitously plunged since the show’s promising premiere last month.

The first season of the roundtable gab fest was originally only slated to last eight episodes, but Wednesday’s fresh order guarantees that fans will hear from the outspoken reality star and her weekly-changing panel at least 23 times this year.

“Kocktails” debuted with a bang on Jan. 20, as approximately 496,000 people tuned in to watch Kardashian and her cohorts chat about pop culture and guzzle alcoholic beverages.

But that number starkly dipped to just 216,000 same-day viewers the ensuing week, before meagerly scratching its way back up to 238,000 spectators for the third episode.

Kardashian (center) recently invited Kylie Jenner, RuPaul, Snooki and Kourtney Kardashian (left to right) on the show.Richard Knapp/FYI

Kardashian (center) recently invited Kylie Jenner, RuPaul, Snooki and Kourtney Kardashian (left to right) on the show.

Those increasingly modest turnouts still greatly outgain the recently rebranded FYI network’s overall primetime viewership, which averaged 162,000 viewers last week, according to Variety.

Kardashian’s record-setting audience numbers may not seem like much to a more popular network, but she is certainly drawing more eyes than FYI is used to.

“Her ability to draw upscale millennial viewers across all our platforms in record numbers is a game changer for FYI,” said Gena McCarthy, a senior VP for FYI.

She added: “Khloe and her iconic brand have struck a chord with FYI viewers, who have been extremely interactive with the show on social media.”

Kardashian’s unorthodox primetime series will continue to air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. The new bundle of episodes means the talk show’s first season will run through June.

The youngest of the Kardashian sisters has delivered several big game guests on the show already, including her socialite sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, rap icon Snoop Dogg and reality TV starlet Snooki.

FYI also announced a new slew of intriguing guests for upcoming episodes on Wednesday, including R&B crooner Ne-Yo, hip-hop star T-Pain and actress Tori Spelling.


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