Jersey Shore returns with its highest season premiere ever

Watch out Seaside, from fist-pumps to fists-in-the-face, JERSEY SHORE is back!

Everyone’s favourite guidos and guidettes from the Shore returned for a third season last week, shower caddies in hand, with their highest season premiere yet.

A total of 377,000 total viewers tuned in last week to watch as the roommates moved back to their home in Seaside Heights, with 236,000 in the key P12-34 demo. The Season 3 premiere was up 13% among total viewers and 17% among P12-34 viewers compared to the Season 2 debut last July. 

More people were watching MTV last week during JERSEY SHORE than any other (English) specialty channel in Canada. The episode was also the most-watched, non-sports specialty program of the day amongst P12-34 and A18-34 viewers.

JERSEY SHORE also took over Twitter with seven trending topics in Canada during the broadcast. Last week’s episode is available now on demand at

In this week’s episode, airing Thursday, Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the battle royale between Sammi and J-Woww leads to tensions in the house. Ronnie and Sammi continue to isolate themselves, missing the first family dinner. And when Ronnie decides to hang out and have fun with the rest of the house, Sammi feels all alone.

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