Kourtney & Kim Fashions Highest-Rated Season Premiere

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Kim Kardashian's very public divorce may be driving ratings to her reality spin-off series on E!

The season premiere of Kourtney & Kim Take New York returned to nearly 3.2 million viewers on Sunday at 10 p.m., making it the series' most-watched season opener ever, according to Nielsen.

The episode was up 6% in total viewers and up 8% in adults 18-49, delivering 2.3 million viewers in the key demo, compared to last season's bow.

The showing drove the season premiere of Chelsea Handler's After Lately to a series-high 1.2 million total viewers at 11 p.m. on Nov. 27, up 7% over its series premiere. That total included 937,000 adults 18 to 49, up 12%, also a high.