Thursday night's premiere of Snooki has been arrested for disorderly conduct. More controversy has always equaled more ratings for this show, can it keep up?set viewing records, while only up ~500,000 viewers from its season one finale last January, it was up nearly 4 million viewers from its season one premiere. In other news, TMZ reports
Update: in addition to setting a series-high with viewers, it also set a new ratings high with women 18-34 (4.8) and tied its series-high adults 18-49 rating with a 2.6.
MTV'S "" SEASON TWO PREMIERE #1 CABLE TELECAST OF 2010 WITH P12-34
Season Two Delivers 5.3 Million Total Viewers
Nearly 300% Increase Over Season One Premiere
The "" Season Two premiere is the #1 cable telecast of 2010 (P12-34).
Season Two premiere broke series records with a 5.1 P12-34 rating and 5.3 million total viewers.
The telecast marked MTV's best season premiere rating in more than seven years (since the Season Two launch of "The Osbournes" on 11/26/2002).
P12-34 rating for the Season Two premiere was up 292% over "" Season One debut (12/3/2009), and up 96% over Season One average.
Total viewership of 5.3 million for the Season Two premiere increased 280% over the Season One debut (1.4 million viewers), and +96% versus the Season One average.
Source: Nielsen Media Company. 07/29/2010. Fast national ratings. Live+SD. Coverage ratings. Cable rank: 1/4/10-7/29/10. Based on 000s.
I'll post the 18-49 and women 18-34 demographic numbers for last night later today. Here's a look back at the season one ratings.
Jersey Shore Season One Ratings:
|Date||Viewers (Millions)||18-49 Rating||Women 18-34 Rating|
|Thursday, December 03, 2009*||1.38||0.8/2|
|Thursday, December 10, 2009||2.12||1.1/3||2.1/6|
|Thursday, December 17, 2009||2.48||1.4/4||2.2/7|
|Thursday, December 31, 2009||1.30||0.6/2||1.0/4|
|Thursday, January 07, 2010||3.27||1.8/4||3.0/8|
|Thursday, January 14, 2010||3.41||1.7/5||2.8/8|
|Thursday, January 21, 2010||4.83||2.6/7||4.7/13|
*Two hour episode. All ratings Live+SD.