via press release:
MTV’S “JERSEY SHORE” SEASON FOUR IN ITALY DELIVERS “BELLISIMO” RATINGS,
AND IS THE #1 SERIES WITH P12-34 DURING ITS RUN
A Special Encore Presentation of “Jersey Shore: The Reunion,”
Which Will Include Five Additional Minutes of All-New, Never-Before-Seen Footage,
Will Air Thursday, October 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
New York, NY (October 21, 2011) – MTV’s #1 series of all time bid Italy “ciao” last night, as the fourth season of “Jersey Shore” came to a close. Averaging a 6.96 P12-34 rating and 5.4 million P12-34 viewers, “Jersey Shore” was the #1 series across all television this past season, with last night's finale, titled “Ciao Italia,” averaging a 6.4 P12-34 rating. In addition, the series holds 18 of the top 20 cable telecasts of 2011 with P12-34. The season four debut on August 4, 2011, was MTV's most-watched season premiere ever, delivering 8.8 million total viewers, and the season averaged 7.3 million total viewers each week. For the first nine weeks of season four, “Jersey Shore,” with all DVR playback included, averaged a 9.0 P12-34 rating.
“Jersey Shore: The Reunion” followed at 11:00 p.m., and posted a whopping 4.8 P12-34 rating. A special encore presentation of the reunion, including five additional minutes of never-before-seen footage, will air Thursday, October 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the premiere of the all-new MTV animation block, with Mike Judge’s “Beavis & Butt-head” at 10:00 p.m. and “Good Vibes” at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
A new season of “Jersey Shore,” with the cast back in Seaside Heights, NJ, will premiere in January 2012 on MTV.
Source: Nielsen. Jersey Shore season 4: 8/4/11-10/20/11. P12-34 unless noted. Live+SD coverage ratings unless noted. Rank on Live+SD 000s.
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