MTV renews megahit "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" as season finale delivers highest ratings in two years
#1 cable network among P18-34 continues to own Thursday nights
NEW YORK, NY (June 25, 2020) - On the heels of its highest-rated episode in nearly two years, MTV today announced a season four renewal of its powerhouse series "Jersey Shore Family Vacation." Last week's season finale delivered a strong 1.11 among P18-49 (LSD) and was the highest-rated episode since 2018. Additionally, the episode drew 1.7 million total viewers across L3, solidifying it as the #1 cable series on Thursday night.
The series continues to be a ratings juggernaut for MTV, ranking as the #1 cable series across all key demos in its time period throughout the entire season three run and showed substantial growth from last season's average, which was up 9% (0.84 vs. 0.77) with P18-34.
In addition to dominating Thursday nights, MTV is the highest-rated cable network among P18-34 and home to four of the top 10 cable series - "The Challenge: Total Madness," "Jersey Shore Family Vacation," "Teen Mom" and "Floribama Shore" - more than any other network.
The news comes as MTV recently launched its new Thursday-night block for the summer, which includes the epic second season of "Double Shot at Love" and new series "Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D and Vinny." On tonight's episode of "Double Shot at Love," airing at 8PM ET/PT, Pauly and Vinny's credibility is on the line when their suitemates do the unthinkable on their first day of work while Marissa confesses her one-night stand to her mom. Following the new episode of "Double Shot at Love," the series premiere of "Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D and Vinny," featuring the dynamic duo attempting to pull off some of the most over-the-top pranks yet in order to get the ultimate revenge, premieres at 9PM ET/PT on MTV. Check out the latest promo for "Double Shot at Love" and "Revenge Prank," HERE.
"Jersey Shore," which first premiered in 2009 and returned in 2018 to record ratings, is an MTV worldwide phenomenon that features such hits as "Floribama Shore," "Geordie Shore" (UK), "Gandia Shore" (Spain), "Warsaw Shore" (Poland), "Acapulco Shore" (Mexico) and "Super Shore."
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"Jersey Shore Family Vacation" is produced by MTV, SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions.
MTV is the leading global youth media brand across every platform with operations that span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios, a unit focused on developing series for SVOD and linear distribution partners.
About 495 Productions:
SallyAnn Salsano is the Founder, CEO, Executive Producer and creative force behind the Daytime and Primetime Emmy nominated 495 Productions team. Boasting the highest-rated shows for both MTV and CMT with "Jersey Shore" and "Party Down South," multiple seasons of record-breaking "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" on VH1, and the showrunner of Fox's reboot of "Paradise Hotel," 495 Productions has cemented their place in pop-culture history. As one of the most recognized and successful leaders in the entertainment industry, Salsano has been honored for her exemplary work by The Hollywood Reporter, who featured her on their "Reality TV: Most Powerful" list for three years in a row, and included her in their "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list, as well. Variety Magazine also included Salsano on their "Reality Impact Report" for the last 5 consecutive years. Additionally, Ms. Salsano was one of the first woman inducted into Realscreen's Hall of Fame in 2019. Some additional shows from 495 Productions versatile roster include: "Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny" (MTV), "Floribama Shore" (MTV), "Bachelorette Weekend" (CMT),"The Untitled Action Bronson Show" (Viceland), "The Real" daytime talk show (syndicated), "Blue Collar Millionaires" (CNBC), "Winter Break: Hunter Mountain" (MTV), "Invitation Only" (Bravo), "Nashville Star" (NBC), "More To Love" (FOX), "Tattoo Nightmares" (Spike), "Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition" (Lifetime), "Snooki & JWOWW" (MTV), "Disaster Date" (MTV), "Tattoos After Dark" (Oxygen), "Repo Games" (Spike), "Wedding Wars" (VH1), "Taboo USA" (National Geographic Channel), several seasons of HGTV's #1 rated show "Design Star," Oxygen's #1 rated show "Dance Your Ass Off," "A Shot At Love" (MTV), "Tool Academy" (VH1), and many others.
Source: Nielsen; P18-34/LSD data unless noted, ratings are coverage; total viewers based on L3 000s; time period ranks based on LSD 000s (Thu/8p-9p); highest rated cable net (excl. partial day nets) & top 4 series (excl. sports/news/kids) based on L3 ratings for CY20; Own Thursday Nights- #1 P18-34 ratings in Prime 2/27/20-6/18/20.