The people have spoken Paris Hilton. We are over you. We have had enough of you. We do not want to watch a lame set up reality show about your lame life. We’d rather watch the trash-fest that is Aubrey O’Day than your ridiculous show.
The World According To Paris was a “ratings bomb,” with just 409,000 viewers. Reality TV World explains that those are low ratings “even by the women’s cable network’s fairly modest standards,” and adds that by comparison Aubrey O’Day’s reality show got 704,000 views for its premiere episode.
Paris blames the network for the low ratings. Since her disastrous interview on The View she has pulled out of promoting the show. She cancelled all of her scheduled press appearances and her mother Kathy Hilton had to go on The Today alone yesterday to promote the show.
This week’s episode brings together Paris and Charlie Sheen’s ex, Brooke Mueller, whose ongoing substance abuse struggles will be addressed. The rep said this week’s episode with feature Brooke’s “cry for help.”
Her busy week of promotion also included a rough interview on ‘The View,‘ where Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg grilled the socialite on the frivolity of her show. She reportedly flipped out backstage and got into a shouting match with a producer. In short, it was a disaster and she canceled events because of it.
“Paris’ second season on that MTV show where she found a new friend was a disaster and she hasn’t been able to sell a magazine cover since the Kardashians arrived,” a TV insider tells me. “If the numbers remain less then the 400,000 that tuned in last week she could get pulled off the air.”
By comparison, the March debut of singer Aubrey O’Day’s show drew 724,000, and 1.7 million viewers tuned in for the premiere of the most recent installment of ‘The Bad Girls Club.’
“This could be the last nail in the coffin,” a senior marketing manager tells me. “She has been replaced by Teen Moms and Snooki. She would have been better off not doing a new reality show at all then doing one that proves no one cares.”
It’s over Paris. Take a bow and move the freak on. Look up the word overexposure and cry yourself to sleep on your giant wonk-eye pillow.