MTV's 'Jersey Shore' Breaks Record as Most Watched Unscripted Cable Premiere in 6 Years

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Courtesy of MTV

The cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

Cue the fist pumps: Thursday night’s (April 5) global premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation was the most watched unscripted cable series launch in six years.

The show’s first two episodes, which aired back-to-back, averaged a 2.96 score with the 18-34 demo, surpassing the final season’s average of 2.82 in 2012, according to Nielsen.

The show’s two hour global premiere, a first for MTV, was also the most social show of the day, with #JSFamilyVacation trending on Twitter in the U.S. for seven hours.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation follows original housemates -- Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino -- as they reunite in Miami.


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