‘Jersey Shore’ Has Best Finale Ratings Ever, “Hard Times of RJ Berger” Has Best Premiere

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JERSEY SHORE” DELIVERS ITS HIGHEST RATED SEASON FINALE EVER

AND IS THE #1 SERIES ON TELEVISION AMONG P12-34

THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER” MARKS

THE SERIES’ MOST-WATCHED TELECAST EVER

“The Hard Times of RJ Berger” has its regular time period premiere on Monday, March 28

at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with a special guest appearance by “Jersey Shore’s” Vinny Guadagnino


NEW YORK (March 25, 2011) – MTV had a record breaking night, with “Jersey Shore” delivering its highest rated finale yet — a 7.3 rating in P12-34 and 7.6 million total viewers .  Overall, Season Three of “Jersey Shore” is the #1 series of the year with P12-34.    “The Hard Times of RJ Berger’s” special Thursday night season premiere delivered the series’ highest-rated telecast ever, with a 3.2 P12-34 rating and 3.1 million total viewers.

 

“The Hard Times of RJ Berger” debuts in its regular time period on Monday, March 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring a special guest appearance by “Jersey Shore’s” Vinny Guadagnino.  CLICK HERE for a clip of Vinny’s acting debut on the series.

Catch-up on “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” with a season one marathon starting tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2.

Additional points below:

“Jersey Shore” Season Three Finale

•          The 3/24/11 episode of “Jersey Shore” delivered a 7.3 rating and 5.7 million viewers in P12-34, +20% versus its Season Two finale (10/21/10, 6.1 rtg) and +52% versus its Season One finale (1/21/10, 4.8 rtg)

•          The 3/24/11 episode of “Jersey Shore” delivered 7.6 million total viewers, +25% from the Season Two finale (10/21/10, 6.1 million viewers) and +58% versus its Season One finale (1/21/10, 4.8 million viewers).

•          In P12-34, Season Three of “Jersey Shore” is the #1 series on TV in 2011.

•          In P12-34, Season Three of “Jersey Shore” is +35% vs. its season 2 average (7.7 vs. 5.7) and +196% vs. its season 1 average (7.7 vs. 2.6).

 

“The Hard Times of RJ Berger” Season Two Premiere

 

•          The 3/24/11 episode of “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” premiered after the “Jersey Shore” finale in a special time slot and delivered a 3.2 P12-34 rating and 3.1 million total viewers, making it the series’ most-watched telecast ever.

•          The 3/24/11 Season Two premiere of “The Hard Times of RJ Berger” was up +19% versus the series premiere after the 2010 Movie Awards (6/6/10, 2.6 million)

Source:  Nielsen.  L+SD Cvg rtg. JS season 3: 1/06/11-3/24/11.  JS season 2:  7/29/10-10/21/10. JS season 1: 12/3/09-1/21/10.  Rank on P12-34 (000s).

 

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