Jersey Shore Season Premiere Draws 7.6 Million Viewers, Down From Season 4 Premiere’s 8.8 Million
via press release:
JERZDAYS ARE BACK ON MTV, AS THE SEASON FIVE PREMIERE OF “JERSEY SHORE”
RANKS AS THE #1 CABLE TELECAST OF THE YEAR’S BROADCAST SEASON AND DOMINATES SOCIAL CHATTER
Check Out A Sneak Peek From Next Week’s Explosive Episode, Airing Thursday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
Santa Monica, CA (January 6, 2012) – Jerzdays are back in full force on MTV, as the gang’s season five return to Seaside Heights ranks as the #1 cable telecast of the 2011/12 broadcast season among P12-34. Surging from last season’s finale, “Jersey Shore’s” fans welcomed them back to the States with open arms, as the premiere delivered a 7.2 P12-34 rating and 7.6 million total viewers, making it one of MTV’s top-rated series telecasts of all time. In addition, the premiere is the #2 series telecast of the season across all television among P12-34, behind only the much-hyped premiere of “Two and Half Men,” and is the #1 non-sports cable telecast of the television season among P18-49.
“Jersey Shore” also dominated social chatter last night, landing an impressive 20 Twitter trending topics, including #JerseyShore, and trends tied directly to the episode, such as #PickleJuice, #OhYeahTanning and #Naughty_Nino.
Tune in next week as America’s most recognizable housemates continue their trademark antics, with the exception of Vinny, who struggles with a decision that will affect the entire house. Click here for a special sneak peek from episode two, which airs Thursday, January 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
A true pop culture phenomenon, “Jersey Shore” is MTV’s #1 series of all time. The show will air internationally on MTV channels around the world starting in March 2012.
Die-hard viewers can catch up on the cast’s European adventures by purchasing the “Jersey Shore Uncensored: Season Four” DVD in stores now. Retailing in the US for $26.99, this four-disc set has all 12 uncensored episodes and is packed with must-see bonus features that include deleted scenes, confessionals, “After Hours” specials and the “Jersey Shore Season 4 Reunion” and more! Superfans can log onto shop.mtv.com to purchase DVD’s, apparel, accessories and other series related merchandise.
Viewers can visit JerseyShore.MTV.com to read exclusive episode recaps and interviews, check-out cast bios and to flip through photos. MTV Mobile provides “Jersey Shore” aficionados on the go with full episodes, sneak peeks, photos, bios and through the iTunes, the “Spread Snooki” and “Jersey Shore City Guide” apps directly to their phones and mobile devices.
“Jersey Shore” is executive produced by SallyAnn Salsano from 495 Productions. Jacquelyn French is executive producer for MTV. Janay Dutton is Executive In Charge of Production for MTV. Concept created by Anthony Beltempo.
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Source: Nielsen. P12-34 unless noted. Live+SD cvg ratings. “Jersey Shore” premiere: 01/05/12. Broadcast season to date: 09/19/11-01/05/12. Rank based on P12-34 impressions.