The show ranked #32 among cable TV shows in overall viewers, #14 among males 18-34, and #9 among males 18-49. There were increases in the key male demographics, particularly the important 18 - 49 demo, which was the highest rating since October.
The Jersey Shore's rating dropped three tenths from last week's premiere to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating, but that was still way above anything on broadcast at 10pm on Thursday. The Jersey Shore "after" show also scored well, with a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating at 11p. Beyond Scared Straight was down a tenth vs. last week to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. After The First 48 also scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.