20/20 Hindsight update: Not bad with the guessing, the premiere had a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Those wacky kids from Jersey Shore are back in New Jersey for their season 5 premiere tonight at 10pm on MTV.

They engender all sorts of emotions from our commenters (and broadcast network programmers), but the fact that they remain a ratings force to be reckoned with isn’t disputed by the sane.

Will a return to New Jersey from Italy boost their ratings? Will the anti-fans finally have their day and see the show’s ratings plunge? Or will NBC, ABC and CBS’s embarrassment at being pummeled in the Thursday 10pm ratings continue?

Here are some handicapping points for your perusal:

  • 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

Bring the hate! Or the Love! Just take a guess!


Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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