'Jersey Shore' ratings go nuclear: Most-watched MTV series telecast ever! | EW.com

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'Jersey Shore' ratings go nuclear: Most-watched MTV series telecast ever!

Wow: The ratings for the third season premiere of Jersey Shore are freakin’ huge.

The series returned Thursday night to 8.4 million viewers.

That makes it MTV’s most-watched series telecast of all time. (For EW’s recap of last night’s shenanigans, click here.) In MTV’s 12-34 demo, Shore was up 63 percent from season 2’s opener. Even more impressive: Shore had a 4.2 adult demo rating – that’s higher any show on the big broadcast networks last night except chart-toppers The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy (which Shore tied).

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