Kristin Cavallari is apparently no Lauren Conrad. Judging by the ratings from the season six premiere, The Hills may be over the hill.
Tuesday’s show was the series’ lowest-rated premiere yet, with 2.1 million viewers tuning in. Still solid numbers for cable but a sharp decline from the 3 million viewers from last season¹s premiere in April and the 3.5 million from August 2008’s opening episode.
There is still hope yet for the twenty-somethings: the series is the top program on television in its time period in the 12-34 demo the network targets.
Meanwhile, the second season premiere of The City– the spinoff show starring Hills alum Whitney Port– went up 43%, drawing more than 2 million viewers compared to the 1.6 million viewers who tuned in when the series debuted.