Thursday Cable Ratings: ‘Jersey Shore’ Premieres Down Slightly, Still > Broadcast + ‘Project Runway,’ ‘The First 48,’ ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ & More
Jersey Shore’s season 5 premiere drew a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths of a point from its season 4 premiere. That was still way above anything on broadcast at 10pm on Thursday (and likely will be for the rest of the season). Our polled readers were on the mark in guessing the premiere ratings.
Here’s a walk down Jersey Shore ratings memory lane:
- Season 4 finale 10/20/11: 3.7 adults 18-49 rating
- Season 4 premiere 8/4/11: 4.3 adults 18-49 rating
- Season 3 finale 3/24/11: 4.1 adults 18-49 rating
- Season 3 premiere 1/6/2011: 4.2 adults 18-49 rating
I will continue to include the 10:30 The Big Bang Theory in the list for those watching the Conan situation, but there were lots more BBTs near the top of the list as well.
Beyond Scared Straight was up a tenth vs. last week to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
Project Runway All Stars premiered to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
truTV’s Impractical Jokers was up a tenth and even vs last week to 0.7 and 0.5 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.
The premiere of Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier had a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
The season finale of History’s Big Shrimpin’ had a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.
Updates via our friend @TVBill:
Animal Stuffers on Animal Plante at 10pm: 0.2 adults 18-49 rating, 584,000 viewers.
Thursday’s Cable Ratings:
|Show||Net||Time||Viewership (million, Live+SD)||Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)|
|JERSEY SHORE SSN 5||MTV||10:00 PM||7.583||4.0|
|BIG BANG THEORY, THE||TBSC||10:30 PM||3.410||1.6|
|NBA BASKETBALL||TNT||8:15 PM||3.044||1.3|
|NBA BASKETBALL||TNT||11:57 PM||2.772||1.3|
|BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT||AEN||10:00 PM||2.174||1.1|
|THE FIRST 48||AEN||9:00 PM||2.017||0.8|
|PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS||LIF||9:00 PM||1.943||0.8|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRU||10:00 PM||1.476||0.7|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES BEV HILLS||BRVO||9:00 PM||1.541||0.7|
|AMERICAN PICKERS||HIST||8:00 PM||2.658||0.7|
|DAILY SHOW||CMDY||11:00 PM||1.659||0.6|
|HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL L||ESPN||7:30 PM||1.377||0.6|
|IMPACT WRESTLING||SPIKE||9:00 PM||1.595||0.6|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L||ESPN2||9:11 PM||1.511||0.6|
|COLBERT REPORT||CMDY||11:31 PM||1.290||0.5|
|WORLDS DUMBEST||TRU||9:00 PM||1.448||0.5|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISC||10:00 PM||1.645||0.5|
|MAN, WOMAN, WILD||DISC||9:00 PM||1.410||0.5|
|NY INK||TLC||9:00 PM||1.010||0.5|
|PARDON THE INTERRUPTION||ESPN||5:30 PM||1.098||0.5|
|IMPRACTICAL JOKERS||TRU||10:30 PM||1.090||0.5|
|SWAMP PEOPLE||HIST||9:00 PM||1.578||0.5|
|BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES||WE||9:00 PM||0.861||0.5|
|CHELSEA LATELY||ENT||11:00 PM||0.783||0.5|
|AROUND THE HORN||ESPN||5:00 PM||0.892||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS||HGTV||10:00 PM||1.802||0.4|
|BIG SHRIMPIN||HIST||10:00 PM||1.118||0.4|
|DANCE MOMS||LIF||8:00 PM||0.988||0.4|
|SELLING NEW YORK||HGTV||9:30 PM||1.694||0.4|
|E! NEWS||ENT||7:00 PM||0.872||0.4|
|DUAL SURVIVAL||DISC||8:00 PM||1.050||0.4|
|SELLING LA||HGTV||9:00 PM||1.469||0.4|
|CUPCAKE WARS||FOOD||11:00 PM||1.002||0.4|
|HOUSE HUNTERS INTL||HGTV||11:30 PM||1.415||0.4|
|PRICE THIS PLACE||HGTV||8:00 PM||1.144||0.3|
We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100. If the show you’re looking for isn’t in the list, it doesn’t mean it went down or even necessarily that it’s lower than the shows in the list below, it just means we didn’t see it. We’ll try to update the post text when we see more info.
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