Since The Hills returned without Lauren Conrad, an episode that lost almost a million viewers compared to the previous season premiere, the show has continued to lose viewers.
Ratings have been “tumbling to 1.72 million viewers for the season’s third episode last Tuesday,” Media Life reports, noting that it “averaged 1.06 million adults 18-34, … less than half the 2.3 million who tuned in to the show at its peak two years ago.”
The site speculates that bad actor Kristin Cavallari is to blame, because her “actions are becoming increasingly implausible, even by the loose standards of reality TV.”
Kristin recently told the Los Angeles Times that everything she does is fake and compared it to a scripted show: “I pretty much do anything they have me do because I don’t care. I mean, we’re filming a TV show. Let’s make it interesting. Let’s have a good time with it.”
She said producers “tell us what to talk about. Listen, I have fun with it. They film ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ the same way.”
‘The Hills’: New star Kristin Cavallari is ready to put on a show [Los Angeles Times]