By Mike Bruno
December 31, 2008 at 05:50 PM EST

Monday’s 10 p.m. premiere of MTV’s new Hills spin-off, The City, averaged 1.6 million viewers, a significant drop-off from the season 4 finale of The Hills, whichaveraged 2.6 million at 10 p.m. the previous Monday. The City stars Hills player Whitney Port, chronicling her life after she moves to New York and takes a job working for Diane Von Furstenberg. Monday’s 9 p.m. series premiere of Brody Jenner’s competition show, Bromance, fared even worse, attracting just 963,00 viewers.

More ‘The City’ and ‘The Hills’:
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Ken Tucker: ‘Bromance,’ schmomance. ‘City’? Pretty!
Whitney Port talks ‘The City,’ and drops a major ‘Hills’ scoop!
Whitney Port moving from ‘The Hills’
On the scene at ”The Hills” premiere party
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