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Is The Hills Losing Its Steam?

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Should we blame the Olympics for The Hills' dip in ratings?

When season 3 of the MTV show premiered it was up 40% from season 2's premiere.

But, according to the Hollywood Reporter, there was no such growth for the season 4 premiere on Monday night.

In fact, it was down 9% in its key 12-to-34 demo (2.1 million) and down 5% among total viewers (3.5 million) when compared to its one-hour debut last year.

Do you think the coming weeks without the Olympics will provide a better test?

Or, are you guys sick of L.C. and crew?????

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175 comments to “Is The Hills Losing Its Steam?”

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  1. 1

    Let's see: a 'reality' show that's been proven to be totally fake,
    so the retarded stars are only faking their retardation,
    yet your website proves that they are really retard in real life….
    I'm soooo confused.
    Don't watch the show anyway….

  2. 2

    I've never seen a single episode.

  3. 3

    Nahh, I don't think it is,
    I do blame the olympics :]]
    Lauren Conrad is hotttttt, and so is Heidi.

    First :]

  4. 4

    been sick of it. i grew out of it in 9th grade, like most should

  5. 5


    That show makes me want to vomit.

  6. 6

    im just sick of lc

  7. 7

    I still love the show, but I have to admit the episode last night was kind of boring and it seemed really short with all the looooooong breaks.

  8. 8

    well last time, we had an entire hour. this time it was only 30 minutes and it was only about audrina and lo fighting. i wanted more of the doug romance! and it would be better if stupid speidi wasnt there

  9. 9

    yep.. sick!

  10. 10

    WHO CARES!!!!!

  11. 11

    No shit, I forgot it was on.

  12. 12

    I watched the first few minutes then got bored.

  13. pryme says – reply to this


    the hiedi's sister stuff seemed really staged.

  14. 14

    Seriously…………………..Who cares about "The Hills"?

  15. 15

    the show is fuckin stupid. i never seen it but it looks dumb and its all the stupid gossip shows talk about as if these people make a difference.

  16. 16

    Soooooo sick of them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! They're old and tired. NEXT!!!

  17. 17

    Never watched even on second of that show.
    Have no interest in it.

  18. 18

    well i was at the jonas brothers concert so i couldn't watch it. but i did record it!

  19. 19

    Personally I just think people didn't know about it like me!!!!
    I love the HILLS!!!!!!! TEAM LO!!!

  20. 20

    i never liked them they are annoying bitches

  21. 21

    YA, the Olympics are way better and WAY HOTTER … the athletes are super duper hot and going for it in real life. The Hills is contrived but an enjoyable tongue in cheek look inside life in the Hills I guess.

    I did like the scene where Spencer and Heidi were driving through town and they showed the cars next to them. In the one car was a gapping, wide eyed child. That scene was the best shot in the entire show last night.

  22. 22

    Hmm, yeah after Audrina admitted the Hills was fake (not like I didn't know in the first place) I lost interest… im sick of Laurens whining and Heidis horse jaw… Id rather watch the Olympics

  23. 23

    personally, i'm annoyed by all of them.
    i can't stand watching that show anymore.

  24. 24

    it's just easier to watch it online at mtv.com at your own convenience… plus i live in australia where it doesn't air

  25. 25

    Oh did i mention how Lauren is gross… like the pic Perez has up there is just from last night… she was probally hammered before the Premiere started

  26. 26

    sick of it.

  27. 27

    They're worthless and useless. Is there something below a Z-list actor? The crap I see at my kid's junior high school is a thousand times better than these loser tards. I'd rather light myself on fire than watch this POS show.

  28. 28

    well 1st of all that dang 1st commercial break was seriously like 10 min long so really the damn show was ab 14 min? it sucked it was a sucky premerie and i cant even explain how much i hate spencer i mean he doesnt have any likeable about him they seem so happy like when the paparazzi are around but he is such a doosh bag on the show. and the worst part is he knows it but still acts that way. heidi aint all that but he is lucky to have anyone!!!

  29. 29

    WE'RE FUCKING SICK OF ITTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 30

    The same shit is starting to happen every episode:

    1. Spencer gets mad and acts like a douchebag. Heidi gets annoyed.
    2. A random sibling of one of the stars shows up that we didn't know existed
    3. Justin bobby makes an appearance
    4. Lauren cries about her friends

  31. 31

    Lo was being such a greedy bitch about Lauren towards Audrina. I'm really sick of Heidi & Beavis.

  32. 32

    maybe it's a bit of both, however, everyone knows its a scripted show now and not everyone wants to view the same bullshit that goes on every season.

    but i still love the show and will always watch it:D

  33. 33

    i love the hills… and when it comes to the UK we will boost the ratings up!

  34. 34

    I think people are starting to accept the fact tht its fake and besides is the same b/s .. lo and audrina fight, spencer and heidi dont like lauren, lauren can never find a man, brody doesnt like stephanie .. I meaannnn I feel like america is over it

  35. 35

    was over it after the 2nd season.

  36. 36

    Who gives a shit about some low rated basic cable show?

  37. 37

    Last night's episode was really predictable and boring because ITS FAKE!!!! I did watch some of it last night. At the rate the show is going, I won't be watching the rest of the episodes.

  38. 38

    i'm not sure if i'm going to watch it anymore after last night. seriously, the whole thing with heidi's sister was so damn fake. it's mtv, they can afford to hire people who can actually act.

  39. 39

    Dude, here are my thoughts.
    By now we know Speidi's fights are staged, but the way Spencer treats Heidi is a TERRIBLE depiction for young women.
    I cringe when he talks to her like that.
    Also, the way they have Whitney set up questions for Lauren is soooo fake and forced it's not even fun to pretend we know it's fake.

  40. 40

    I'm not tired of the hills at all. I do however think that this season premier was pretty dull. Maybe it's because it was a half hour, but maybe because the only thing that really happened was the whole Lauren, Lo, Audrina ordeal and then Heidi's sister moving in soon. I think they should have had more packed in the half hour. It was kinda boring.

  41. 41

    yay olympics!

  42. 42

    i'm over the hills.
    didn't watch first episode and don't plan on it.

  43. 43

    i think people are just tired of the hills.

  44. mere4 says – reply to this


    sick of it!

  45. 45

    HATE IT!

  46. 46

    i hate that show.

  47. 47


  48. 48

    yep! sick of lauren! it's too staged!

  49. Kw says – reply to this


    !st, why are you even bothering asking about them ? Perez, you said yourself you were over its fakery and bull shit, yet you sold yourself out to have a spot on it; WTF? I guess Cyndi Lauper was wright; Money changes everything. Maybe Perez should move on past them and stop pandering to his MTV audience. Good night, and good luck.

  50. 50

    oh my god i love the hills. i dont know what your talking about its great. and to be honest im sooooo sick of the freakin olympics!!

  51. 51

    I watched it and it's not any different than all the other seasons. It probably was the olympics or people are just getting tired of them.

  52. 52

    Of course it's the Olympics. Who wouldn't rather watch young people who are focused, dedicated and the best in the world at what they do, rather than a bunch of skanks wearing too much cosmetics and pretending to be upset about shit no one cares about.

  53. 53

    i still love the hills. but i think they didnt show enough . to many advertisements.

  54. 54


  55. 55

    yes it is the show is completely stupid and fake….
    just like its stars haha

  56. 56

    Pervez, you seem to be the only person trashing this tv show. Most of us are really not into watching it even without the Olympics. I suspect that you are working with cast members to keep the interest level public popularity thing going. I don't know who's losing popularity faster these days, The Hills or Perezhilton..com

  57. 57

    THERE'S SO MANY MORE IMPORTANT THINGS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD THAN THE IDIOTS ON "THE HILLS"… GET OVER IT PEREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. elsie says – reply to this


    im sure as hell not, its like crack

  59. 59

    Nothing happened! All that happens is exactly what they show you in the previews, BORING, plus it was half an hour not an hour

  60. 60

    Honestly…The Hills was so boring I kept switching over to The Girls Next Door. At least they're naked sometimes. The show would be more interesting if Audrina would just be more naked, Lo would be more of a bitch, and Heidi and Spencer would implode.

  61. 61

    We only want LC, screw the rest of them!

  62. 62

    Let's see… Faked, and still talentless; bogus, plus out to squeeze every cent out of their participation in what is crass phony hypocrisy? No thanks! At least the Olympians have to actually do stuff and win at real competitions to get their professional millions! So do regular people, if for a lot less fame and fortune, SIGH.

  63. 63

    The What? I've never seen an episode of this lame ass show! I've only seen Spencer and Heidi in passing and even that was too much. I cannot stand them!

  64. 64

    It surprises the hell out of me that people still watch it. Down only 9%? How depressing. Let's keep the ratings down so that it can finally be cancelled. Thank you.

  65. Erinn says – reply to this


    The Hills SUCKS….Lauren, Heidi, Lo, Audrena, and Whitney are all stupid wannabe celebrities…thats it….i dont see why they have made a career off this stupid show.

  66. 66

    oops! I watched the olympics instead of L.C, Lo, Audrina, Whitney, and Heidi have issues with each other and people/things involved around them!

  67. 67

    People lose interest in reality shows once they are proven to be "non-realistic". It took the fun out of the show for me, and I was a HUGE fan. Why am I going to waste my time to watch a show that is supposedly a reality show, when in REALITY its all scripted and these people weren't all friends before the show even existed. THAT'S what is making it fizzle.
    The show is about as popular as Lauren Conrad's clothing line.

    ’nuff said.

  68. 68

    Ok…. Lo is a total bitch. I used to think she was funny but she is probably the bitchiest person on TV. I'm surprised she has any friends. That scene with her and droopy eyed Audrina was so horrible and awkward. They all need to go to acting lessons.

  69. 69

    I would blame it on bad advertsing. I am an avid watcher of The Hills ….fake or not. It's bitchy and "I like ittt", but I was not even aware a new season started. MTV maybe you should spend your advertising dollars a little more wisely.



  70. 70

    i'm sick of them.

  71. 71

    This show is done with…it's obvious. I mean what do those fools take us for???? it's obviously fake!! Like "DOUG" saying, " WHATS YOUR ROOMATES NAME?" ummm Have you NOT read the tabloids..idiot.

    So fake.

  72. 72

    i tuned in and regreted it! the show was super short..like 10 minutes with 20 minutes of commercials…NO I WILL NOT GO SEE THE HOUSE BUNNY! or whatever that damn movie was called. it was a lame episode. but i definately want to see how doug screws her over with shepratt!! poor lauren…hahahaha now shes dating that fugly ass z lister…and that dress was ugly on her..beautiful dress…fugly girl…she needs to follow in audrinas footsteps and get a good boob job.

  73. 73

    Hello, you can watch the show online w/out any of the stupid commercials. I secretly hate that I watch the show and justify it by watching online at work, hidden as it's totally short and really, I can do a few different things while hearing the b.s. in the background. I hope people are starting to realize that this 'show' is far from 'reality' I mean come the f' on!

  74. 74

    the hills has been my fav show for like ever although all the articals in magazies lately talking about the show process really pisses me off cause u wanna believe its real but u no its not

  75. Chiki says – reply to this



  76. 76

    Yes, I'm very over The Hills. Lauren and her team of valley girls are about as processed as Heidi's chemically colored hair.

  77. 77

    The Hills = OVER.

    And LC knows it. She's said this will probably be the last season. I'm sorry but LAST season should have been the end. I adored the first season, I liked the second one, but by last year it was boring and predictable. Nothing interesting happens. Just from seeing the previews I can see how the entire season will go. And I absolutely hate watching Speidi together– they're the cherry on The Hills' shit cake.

  78. 78

    nobody cares… it's stupid

  79. 79

    I think the show is loseing its allure. The same story lines are repeating .Oh no another girl back stabbing good girl Lauren. Hedi and Spencer are so old and i am over them. At least last year the girls had a cool job with a major magazine, they were going to Paris and living a unrealistic dream life that i feel we all wanted to live. This year i didnt care too much to toon in. Same story lines, same catty back stabbing, i am on to the new next new show

  80. 80

    So sick of the show. I think I watched the first episode of the first season and turned it off in the middle. Haven't seen one since.

  81. 81

    Well, I'm not surprised. I haven't watched this show for the past few seasons. It simply grew progressively weaker and faker. I really can't stand anybody on this piece of shit scripted show especially Audrina. I hope it finally goes off the air. Then all the z-list stars will have to find real jobs.

  82. 82

    It could be something along the lines of Charter Communications changed their line up and what used to be MTV is now Speed so my tivo is all confused.

  83. 83

    Probably the Olympics…everybody probably recorded it and watched it later like I did…I started to watch it but there were TOO MANY DAMN COMMERCIALS and so little show…it was annoying

  84. 84

    I think is funny how you can ask a simple question and ppl get mad… get over yourselfs its just a show

  85. 85

    The Hills is becoming old news already, especially now since Lauren is turning into such a diva skank.

  86. 86

    i looooooooooooove the hills… it's the best show ever!!!!!

  87. 87

    Uhh…yeah…I'm not a big fan of the people on the show anymore. Lauren seems to be a bit of a hypocrite, Lo is bitchy, Spencer is…well, Spencer…needs some manners, Heidi puts up with the crap when she shouldn't but can cause some too. Audrina could have tried a little harder to be nice with Lo…but she did try for a while and got nowhere. I don't think Stephanie is as nice as she seems to be to Lauren. And that leaves Brody and Whitney…I don't really have a problem with either of them. I started out liking everyone…but it's like people's true colors have started to shine through.

  88. 88

    i wish this shit (the hills) would go off the air. i have never watched it & i never will. i am just tired of them showing these people on the tv all of the time as if they are that great. they are just reality tv stars with no talent whatsoever. famous for absolutely nothing!

  89. 89

    hate that show now.
    laurens so annoying, i just cant stand it

  90. Bree says – reply to this


    Not sick of LC, im sick of Spencer and Heidi and the shit theyget into. Plus the show is so fake, as are they. Enough of the bullshit!

  91. taash says – reply to this


    the fact that the show is fake
    ruined everything because you are not sure
    what to believe and if the stories they say are even true!
    like is audrina even a friend? she could have been paid for every little thing said and done!
    but i love the show

  92. 92

    no way! I love The Hills!!

  93. 93

    To be honest I'm getting tired of it, and now that everyone knows it's fake it kind of makes it pointless to watch. And it's the same thing every season, it's getting old. And i'm tired of LC playing the victim, and Spencer is really annoying too.

  94. 94

    Okay first of all i love LC

    I think the olympics in part of why
    but i think another reason why would be because of Hedi and Spencer!

    I hate both of them!
    and they are everywhere soo why do we need to watch the hills
    people love to hate them

  95. 95

    I never watched it once and I'm soo sick of it.

  96. auds says – reply to this


    i think everyone is just sick of the hills. i wish it would go away.

  97. 97

    sick of it.. reality t.v. is lame

  98. 98

    wow alot of haters on here. i justed started watching it this weekend. i guess im super late. but i could see how someone would get sick of it. lauren looks like she full of it . and audrina looks like a very leveled headed person. heidi looks like abitch, and lo is a cunt. whitney is sweet and wish her all the success in the world. it was the olympics fault

  99. 99

    Sick of them..

    I will start watching when they stop trying to blame Lo.
    Lo rocks

  100. 100

    ummm because olympics are WAY better

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