Simple Life 5 Ratings Sink Further

A new report indicates that Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie’s TV Show has lost many viewers, and this result is being blamed on her jail-coverage which has dominated the news this summer.

E! execs at first thought the jail coverage would boost the ratings, but instead it actually hurt the show.

Nevertheless, the report points out that E! is very much looking foward to a sixth season of the show, because even with lack of promotions and ratings down, it is still performing well and is one of their most successful shows (if not most); lucky for E!.

In the past, I’ve pointed out the downsides of latest Simple Life season. I won’t go through all of that again, but let’s just hope that season six will be better than season five.

On a side note, the eighth episode of Simple Life 5 didn’t air this evening. However, it will air next Sunday.

There are three more episodes left:

Babes in the Woods (07/22/2007)
Almost Fame-Less (07/29/2007)
Hollywood Ending (08/05/2007)

Posted: July 15th, 2007
Comments: 22


From: Jami
Time: July 15, 2007, 8:49 pm

I have herd that the next episode, babe’s in the wood’s ore what it was, Is airing this thusday.

From: admin
Time: July 15, 2007, 8:59 pm

I can’t be 100% sure, but I believe it airs this Sunday.

From: ec
Time: July 15, 2007, 9:38 pm

I think she should not have done the interview with Larry King but rather try to do one with Barbara Walters instead. Larry King was asking uncomfortable personal questions that made her look like a liar. Barbara would have been more understanding and would not have asked questions like did you ever do drugs.

Oh well.

From: ec
Time: July 15, 2007, 9:40 pm

I think she was desperate for some positive publicity, but since most major networks were discouraged by the public outcry, that she could only go with someone that did not really care about what the public was saying.

From: ec
Time: July 15, 2007, 9:43 pm

I know hindsight makes it easier to know what one should not have done instead of what to have done, but I think her gut probably was telling her something but since she was desperate for some coverage, she went with Larry King as a last resort.

From: Django
Time: July 16, 2007, 2:14 am

I continue to enjoy the latest series of The Simple Life as much as ever. It has a fixed location and recurring cast like the first season but mixes that with new situations and visitors coming in every two weeks, and it’s great to see Paris and Nicole back on the same side again. I like how it tried something different (although some things can’t help but seem familiar by now, no matter what the location or situation). However if there’s been a lack of promotion for the show then why are the execs surprised about dropping ratings? *headdesk* At least the show’s still doing well, despite the execs best efforts not to promote it!

It should be remembered (and has been getting ignored from recent reports) that Paris did want to go with Barbara Walters. It was her family that raised the whole money issue if I’m not mistaken, and after that Paris said she wanted to go with Barbara anyway and didn’t want money for the interview (however that fact seems to have been dropped down one of Orwell’s memory holes as far as the media and Paris’s critics are concerned).

From: Christina
Time: July 16, 2007, 6:59 am

This viewer isn’t going anywhere. So what that she got in trouble IRL, so what if she might have ever dabbled in drinking and drugs, most of the world has. I agree that they should promote the show more to bring in more viewers. I have it Tivoe’d and will keep it that way until it’s completely off the air! Reruns and all.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 9:10 am

Knowing Paris, I would disagree and say that she probably wanted money for doing an interview, because I read that Paris would not do an interview with a British media person who wanted to criticize her, unless it was for at least half a million dollars, and so the person declined the opportunity to talk and meet with her.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 9:15 am

Here is the article back in August 2006.
It was with Charlotte Church.
Comments are interesting to note also.

From: admin
Time: July 16, 2007, 9:18 am


I just want to point out that the article you posted from is not true. At least, I did not see any evidence back when it was reported.

Don’t believe everything you read.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 9:29 am

I have been following this whole Paris Hilton thing ever since Jimmy Kimmel made jokes about her running out of gas and having a Paparazzi bring some gas to her.

But for me, it is hard to know if what she is doing is an act or if it is really true, just like her reality show The Simple Life. I can’t tell if she really was upset with her long time “friend” Nicole Richie or if it was just an act for the Simple Life show.

I don’t know, but it seems like, Nicole might have been jealous of her friend Paris, because Paris was getting more attention than she was, she was making more money than her, and dating more guys. Maybe Nicole was jealous of this and hated seeing Paris actually get more nice things while she got less. These are real problems in the real world though all the time. These are not fake usually, and so this leads me to believe that maybe Nicole was jealous of Paris, and so Paris made the song Jealousy for Nicole. I am not going to accuse Nicole of doing anything to Paris, but it could be that she might have tried hard to keep up with Paris, by going on a serious diet and weight loss to be skinnier, because she probably thought she was overweight and so less attractive compared to Paris. I am not sure about the guy department, but I don’t think she has dated as many guys as Paris has. I also hear Paris saying, besides “that’s hot”, that Nicole has changed (become snobbier) after she became a little wealthier and famous, which can be debatable since the Simple Life is a semi-popular tv show and not a major hit movie.

I have been in and know some people who might have been like that. It is a real problem in the real world, and usually not fake, unless it’s part of the movie.

Guys are the same way. If a guy sees some other guy with a girl or fancy cars, they might get jealous and want those things also.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 9:40 am

Paris needs to get rid of those huge bug eye sunglasses. She needs to get smaller ones. They don’t look good on her. I can’t understand how she thinks they look good on her and this is from a guy’s point of view.

I think girls looks good with the black wrap around sunglasses.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 9:59 am

In the car department, I recommend:

I think that Paris looks cool in a Ferrari. She would look really nice and sexy coming out of a red or white Ferrari Testarossa with a mini skirt and heels in Beverly Hills. She would seriously turn a lot of heads. Not so hot coming out of a Bentley.

From: admin
Time: July 16, 2007, 10:42 am


If you would to discuss about Paris and diverse subjects about her. I suggest you make topics on our forum, although I’m still testing it.

Some of the topics you bring up are interesting!

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 11:25 am

My concern was that I think that some people use Paris, take advantage of her, and she either lets them because she is too nice or she doesn’t realize it until it is too late, like the sex tape.

Sometimes it is easy to get screwed over in the world and sometimes the only people you can truly trust are family or non-competitive friends.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 11:29 am

It is sometimes hard to find true friends (ones that won’t screw you over somehow in the present or future) that aren’t overly selfish and only thinking about themselves.

From: ec
Time: July 16, 2007, 11:54 am

How to tell if someone is a true friend:

A true friend will be open and honest with you. They will also help you when you need them.

A untrue selfish friend/competitor or somebody upset at you will usually not utter a word to you, or will try to give bad advice.

From: Django
Time: July 16, 2007, 12:06 pm

Charlotte Church did talk about Paris on her notoriously bad UK chat show’s first episode apparently (I didn’t waste my time on it) and called Paris “a whore” which was hilarious coming from that person. She’s nowhere near Paris’s league in my opinion and would probably have to pay people to find her interesting.

From: kevin benoit
Time: July 16, 2007, 12:35 pm

can i know went are we gonna have the link for the simple life 5 episode 8??? And what happened with her mercedes benz slr mcclaren is she gonna have it back??



From: fredla
Time: July 16, 2007, 3:55 pm

She seems to have the Rich Dad philosophy from Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad book or her great grandfather’s Conrad.