E! Keeps It 'Simple'
The cable network, which picked up the duo's show "The Simple Life" after
"Since premiering the show in June, it's improved its time period by 135 percent in households," Harbert says. "That's 65 percent by Paris and 65 percent by Nicole" (which only adds up to 130, but we'll give him the other 5 percent).
E! also acquired the back catalog of episodes that aired on FOX, and those shows have drawn 22 percent more viewers than the network's average. Harbert also says that some 12 million people have caught "The Simple Life" on E! since the fourth season premiered last month.
The current incarnation of the show, subtitled "Til Death Do Us Part," has Hilton and Richie -- separately -- moving in with families and taking on the role of wife and mother. Based on what's aired, the two didn't spend even a moment together during filming.