THE MTV "JERZDAY" PHENOMENON CONTINUES AS "JERSEY SHORE" LEADS THURSDAY NIGHT TELEVISION IN P12-34 VIEWERS FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK
NEW YORK, NY (August 19, 2011) - MTV continues to dominate Thursday nights as "Jersey Shore" was once again the leading program across all television among P12-34 for the third consecutive week, delivering a 7.3 P12-34 rating and 7.8 million total viewers - up 5% from last week. MTV is a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
Highlights from the August 18 broadcast of "Jersey Shore" are:
· Last night's third episode of Season Four delivered 7.8 million total viewers, a 5% increase from the August 11 episode.
· Last night's episode earned a 7.30 P12-34 rating and 5.7 million viewers in P12-34, a 3% increase from the August 11 episode.
· Last night's episode is one of the 10 most-watched series telecasts in the network's history (behind six "Jersey Shore" Season Three telecasts and the Season Four premiere).
· "Jersey Shore" now holds the top 16 non-sports slots among all cable telecasts this year with P12-34.
An all-new episode of "Jersey Shore" airs next Thursday, August 25.
"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.
Source: The Nielsen Company. 8/18/11 or as dated. Live+SD P12-34 coverage ratings. Rank on 000s.
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