MTV scores record ratings for ‘Jersey Shore’ return

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Guess you can't keep a good Snooki down.

Add this, along with all those birds dying, to signs that the apocalypse is nigh: The season three bow of MTV’s monster reality hit "Jersey Shore" on Thursday night scored 8.5 million viewers, making it the highest-rated series telecast in MTV history.

According to MTV, "Jersey Shore's" season three bow also averaged 6.5 million 12-34 viewers — more than any broadcast or cable television show this broadcast season. (That's sure to change once "American Idol" returns.)

“Jersey Shore's” premiere is also up 63% versus the show's season two premiere premiere (8.3 vs. 5.1).

All together now: MTV, I think you've got a Ratings Situation on your hands.

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