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Graphical Evidence That the Kardashians Are the Center of the Reality-TV Universe

Vulture’s Reality Rumble competition to determine the best season of any reality-TV show ever concluded yesterday, with Project Runway's season two taking down Survivor's first season. But it turns out a show we didn’t even mention in the tournament is far more important to reality TV than either of those finalists: Keeping Up With the Kardashians. As our closing graphic definitively proves, Kim Kardashian and her clan are right at the center of the reality-television universe, with all 16 of our bracket competitors (highlighted in purple), other series (in black), and reality stars (in Vulture blue) linking to the curvaceous E! luminary and her family members via a tangled web of reality-show connections, past and present. Just click on the picture on the upper left to expand and see how everyone fits together.