Gym, tan and laundry indeed -- and consecutive highs seemingly set every week - MTV must be sad it's already over!
The first season finale of MTV's Jersey Shore averaged 4.8 million viewers and a 4.8 coverage rating with people 12-34. That betters last week's previous high of 3.6 million viewers by ~33%.
Ratings-wise, Jersey Shore has come a long way from its humble ratings beginnings. Its December 3 premiere when it averaged 1.375 million viewers.
Jersey Shore: The Reunion that followed the finale had over 4 million viewers and a 4.0 coverage rating with people 12 to 34.