Buzzfeed's Ellie Woodward says she began in-depth reporting on Keeping Up with the Kardashians in July, "convinced that KUWTK was nearing its end. Then, on Tuesday, Kim proved me right." Woodward adds: "So what were the signs that the curtain was about to fall on such a defining production? The show has been in quiet decline since 2013, but over recent years, the situation both on and off camera has become increasingly visible. The family failed to keep the show fresh and prioritize its role in breaking and airing their narrative amid the explosion of digital and social media. And as KUWTK became outpaced by a chaotic news cycle, the bonds among the family also fractured. With core cast members becoming increasingly disillusioned, and even quitting, the dynamics between the sisters soon shifted beyond repair. Storylines were reduced to destructive arguments, leaving the show that had fueled their fame for over a decade in tatters."