Blame it on The Kardashians! The numbers are in and the vote is unanimous: The world doesn’t care about The World According to Paris Hilton. The waify socialite you love to loathe returned to boob tube last week in an Oxygen reality sudster, co-starring main squeeze Cy Waits, her mother, Kathy Hilton, and Charlie Sheen’s crack addicted ex-wife Brooke Mueller — who happens to be PH’s BFF. (That old signing about birds and feathers springs to mind…)
The first episode of The World According to Paris was seen by just 409,000 Americans, with only 274,000 of those in the coveted 18 to 49 demographic, according to the Entertainment Weekly.
Put those numbers in prospective and its even worse than it sounds! Hilton’s debut on the women’s cable channel fared far worse than one-time Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day’s March debut on the network that drew an audience of 724,000. The Bad Girls Club, featuring seven women with personal and behavioral problems living under one roof, attracted 1.7 million viewers for its sixth season premiere earlier this year.Maybe you think Paris could boost her ratings by flashing a bit of skin? Yeah, she already tried that and it didn’t work — her new show included a scene of her soaping up in the bath and it still didn’t get anyone to watch.