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Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Jersey Shore' Premieres Down Slightly, Still > Broadcast + 'Project Runway,' 'The First 48,' 'Beyond Scared Straight' & More

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January 6th, 2012


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
Conan TBSC 11:00 PM 1.395 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
Chopped FOOD 9:00 PM 1.564 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

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