KUWTK 10th Anniversary: Here’s Why Canadians Still Care About the Kardashians

Congratulations are in order: the Kardashians are celebrating 10 years (!!!) of reality television. But before we go popping champagne into butt-resting flutes (cc: Kim K’s Paper “Break the Internet” cover), let’s take a look back to when it all started and why, as Canadians, we still care.

In 2007, Kylie Jenner was a freckled-faced 9 year old, Kim Kardashian as still feeling the fame of her sex tape, and Kris Jenner was known more for her friendship with Nicole Brown than for being a “Momager.” A lot has changed since those days, but one constant remains: an insane interest in this family. Last night, the 14th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashian aired, and even in a time of Hurricanes, floods and politically uncertainty, many people tuned in. Why do we care soooooo much about Kardashian kontroversies? Google has some clues.

Google Trends is revealing how Canada’s interest in the Los Angeles-based family has evolved over the last 10 years. From wars with Taylor Swift to the infamous butt picture that broke the internet in November 2014, here are the questions Canadians have been asking about the Kardashian/Jenner empire.

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2008:

  1.     Why is Kim Kardashian famous?
  2.     How to look like Kim Kardashian
  3.     What nationality is Kim Kardashian?
  4.     Who is Bruce Jenner?
  5.     Who is Kim Kardashian?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2009:

  1.     Is Khloe Kardashian pregnant?
  2.     Why are the Kardashians famous?
  3.     How tall is Khloe Kardashian?
  4.     How old is Kourtney Kardashian?
  5.     How old is Khloe Kardashian?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2010:

  1.     What nationality is Kim Kardashian?
  2.     Is Kourtney Kardashian pregnant again?
  3.     Where is Kim Kardashian from?
  4.     How old is Kris Jenner?
  5.     Who is Rob Kardashian dating?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2011:

  1.     When is Kim Kardashian getting married?
  2.     Why did Kim Kardashian file for divorce?
  3.     How long was Kim Kardashian married?
  4.     Who is Kim Kardashian marrying?
  5.     Is Kim Kardashian getting a divorce?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2012:

  1.     Is Khloe a Kardashian?
  2.     When is Kourtney Kardashian due?
  3.     How old is Kylie Jenner?
  4.     How tall is Kendall Jenner?
  5.     Who did Kris Jenner have an affair with?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2013:

  1.     When is Kim Kardashian due?
  2.     What did Kim Kardashian name her baby?
  3.     Who was Rob Kardashian dating?
  4.     How far along is Kim Kardashian?
  5.     When does Keeping Up With the Kardashians start?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2014:

  1.     Where is Muse on the Kardashian game?
  2.     Where is Mirimount Pictures in the Kardashian game?
  3.     Where is Chateau Nuit in Kim Kardashian game?
  4.     Where is Metropolitan Magazine Kim Kardashian?
  5.     Where is Lif in the Kim Kardashian game?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2015:

  1.     Who is Caitlyn Jenner?
  2.     What is Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat?
  3.     What is the Kylie Jenner challenge?
  4.     When is Kim Kardashian’s due date?
  5.     How old is Caitlyn Jenner?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2016:

  1.     What is Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat?
  2.     Where is Lif in the Kardashian game?
  3.     What happened to Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift?
  4.     How tall is Khloe Kardashian?
  5.     Is Khloe Kardashian OJ Simpson’s daughter?

Top trending questions on the Kardashians/Jenners in Canada in 2017 (so far):

  1.     Is Kylie Jenner pregnant with Travis Scott?
  2.     Is Kylie Jenner really pregnant?
  3.     Who is Khloe Kardashian dating?
  4.     Who is Kourtney Kardashian dating?
  5.     How tall is Kim Kardashian?

Most searched Kardashians/Jenners/Wests, 2004-present, in Canada:

  1.     Kim Kardashian
  2.     Kanye West
  3.     Kylie Jenner
  4.     Khloe Kardashian
  5.     Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner)
  6.     Kendall Jenner
  7.     Kourtney Kardashian
  8.     Tyga
  9.     Lamar Odom
  10.     Kris Jenner

Most searched Kardashian/Jenner couples, 2004-present, in Canada:

  1.     Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
  2.     Kylie Jenner and Tyga
  3.     Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian
  4.     Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
  5.     Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner)
  6.     Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
  7.     Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
  8.     Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble