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“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” premiere scores for MTV

The premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation was Viacom-owned youth net MTV’s highest-rated new show in six years. According to an MTV release, the two-hour episode “also broke cable records for being ...
April 7, 2018

The premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation was Viacom-owned youth net MTV’s highest-rated new show in six years.

According to an MTV release, the two-hour episode “also broke cable records for being the most watched unscripted premiere since 2012.” At an average of 2.5 million total viewers over the two hours, it more than doubled the rating of the original Jersey Shore debut in 2009.

Produced by SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, the two-hour global premiere was a first for MTV.

The ‘Shore’ franchise is an MTV global brand that includes MTV’s Floribama Shore currently shooting its second season, Geordie Shore in the UK, Gandia Shore in Spain, Warsaw Shore in Poland, Acapulco Shore in Mexico and Super Shore.

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

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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