'Jersey Shore's' record-setting premiere
January 7th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

'Jersey Shore's' record-setting premiere

Three seasons in, and we’re definitely still watching “Jersey Shore.”

Last night’s premiere of the MTV reality show drew 8.45 million viewers, making the start of season three MTV's most-watched series telecast ever.

The premiere also delivered more young viewers – ages 12 to 34 – than any other broadcast or cable show this season, excluding sports programming.

And compared to season two’s debut – which also set a record when it premiered last July with 5.3 million watching - the ratings for the third season’s opener were up by 63 percent in the 12-34 demo.

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  1. icon download

    I join. I agree with told all above. Let's discuss this question.

    October 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. choppasikballz

    Every american has the choice, either to watch or not. I just can't believe the venom people feel they have to spew. This is someones lil girl, and a young woman with opportunity. When in America, do we hate kids for being kids. I am not a fan, nor have I watched the show but DAMN folks cut her a huss. There is plenty more to be enraged about.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. D

    The more publicity they get, the more money they make, so when cnn writes a story and so many people respond to it, it's still making the jersey shore cast more money...So for all you commenting on how the people watching it are morons...well look who the bigger idiot is, since you are just contributing to their fame dumb@$$es! You're the only ones who look stupid.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JeramieH

    Sad for America, and I'm in their target demographic.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. momto4

    I hate to admit it...but I watch it. I think its funny and it IS actually stuff that does happen. The only difference is that this is being filmed for our amusement. I'm sure there are plently of people who remember what it was like to have their group of friends that they acted like this with when THEY (We LOL) were in our 20's. Good clean fun! Oh and ITSSSS T-SHIRT TIME!!!!!!!!!! LOVE TO VINNY!!!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. keith

    sounds as if 8.5M people have no lives and there wasn't anything decent on TV....

    January 10, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Steve D.

    That means 6,491,500,000 people didn't watch.

    January 10, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. tim sax

    Sounds like alot of people have no lives...

    January 10, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. wpg guy

    in other words there are at least 8.45 million morons in the U.S.

    January 10, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pistol

    Idiocracy on display. Pathetic.

    January 10, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. kelly

    I have NEVER watched this show and I think it's a waste of time..... there is better stuff to then watch theses idiots !!!!

    January 10, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. D

    That's funny that you say that, because J-WOW has been the only person on that show to be in a monogomous relationship with 1 person throughout the season's and not shown to have messed around at all...so I don't know where you get the idea that she sleeps around enough to get the clap. There's no proof of it so that statement does not have any ground.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike isabella

      come on she is the biggest pig on the show. she hides it better. but look what a piece of dirt j wow is by acting like a tough guy. when she gets old and her body sags and her voice gets raspy from the smoking she will regret making a fool out of herself and having a life long reputation of a piece of garbage

      January 10, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. OHsnookieiloveyousomuchbaby

    Please writ me back babi i need you so muche and me havs so much for you to loves me too. i wans you to leves those guys on that their show becuse i love you snookiebaby and im am so jeleous of them their guys and there mucskles flounting over you and me need you snookie please writ me at billiejobob at aol ok hun?

    January 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Syph

    Of all the girls in the world that I could catch the clap from, J-WOW has got to be near the top of the list.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kay

    Seriously... this show is a joke... I saw two minutes of it and could feel my brain cells dying...

    January 9, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lance

    Pauly D's butt is a complete meal, believe me sugar.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sebastian

    "The Situation" makes me toss.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  18. WannabeJerseyShore


    January 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mike S

    Mostly watched by Generation Duh!

    January 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. WannabeJerseyShore

    He!! yeah! all the fist pumpin, drinkin, and tanny you can get! Party life here we come!! CAB IS HERE!

    January 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Why?

    8.45million NUTS!

    January 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The Real D

    Illiterate? You can't even complete a sentence correctly. I think the bigger morons who select the story and choose to leave a comment. Just shows how you do care about it, you stupid hypocrites. I would take their place if the show earn me thousands of dollars per episode.

    January 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. MOI

    are these people mexican? or ricans? or cuban?

    January 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. I am YOUR Samurai Cowboy

    8.45 million illiterate idiots sat down to watch a phony, scripted "Reality Show." It may as well have been WWE.

    January 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Rebel Yell

    All the old people that coming on here saying how they hate the show were doing something in the 60's but i'm guessing that's ok. Back in the 60's they had the dugs going on, acid, LSD, pot, hash, etc. they were walking around without clothes etc. what makes that any different that this?

    January 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Peg

    8.45 million morons....

    January 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Glen

    That just proves there are 8.45 million retards in the world!

    January 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. JR

    That people watch garbage like this does not speak well for the intelligence of my fellow citizens.

    January 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Do

    It is like a comedy of idiots and complete stupidity; except that they are real people. That is why I watch it... To laugh at people who are really that dumb!

    January 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. 21k

    the south park take on jersey shore is much more entertaining.

    January 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  31. S

    8.45 million idiots in the world.

    January 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ken from FL

    The dumbing down of America continues; in fact, the pace seems to be quickening.

    January 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  33. bill

    why why why does anyone watch these people, my god them and palin just go away

    January 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Tracy

    ok so last week the whole cast was on Good Morning America , someone in the audience asked what annoyed them most about being famous. and one of the non-snookie girls said " It can be a pain but we get to do what we love "
    my 7 yr old said – "which is ???? " . my son has no clue about this show but even he knows that to be famous and to be on tv one should have some skill.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  35. catie

    The numbers have nothing to do with this being a good show. There is nothing worth crud on tv anymore. Hollywood is a wasteland of no talented scuzballs

    January 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Chris

    I don't think this reflects the state of America. I think it reflects the state of human evolution.

    January 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  37. allforadeuce

    For all you people who asked if it could get any worse...it just did. 8.5million people will do nothing but push other stations to put on garbage like this. I might as well just throw my TV in the snow.

    January 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      Which is why I pay for nothing but the most basic of basic cable, so I can watch the news and get an idea what the roads will be like for the coming week. Most of TV is a wasteland, and there are better things to do with one's time.

      January 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Min

    imagine if 8.45million of 'young' viewers volunteered 8.45million hours to doing something good?

    January 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Gav

    What a sad commentary of the American public if 8.5 million people had nothing better to do with their lives than watch this pathetic group of human waste living theirs !

    January 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Johnny Boy

    The mass murder suspect in Tucson Arizona stated that he watched "Jersey Shore" what does THAT tell you !

    January 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Night Driver

    The INANE for the INSANE.

    January 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  42. rh

    NFN, but a national tragedy is just what you want when your vacuous show is on TV. People want to be consoled that most others are like the Jersey Shore folks, and not like the Arizona murderer. The worse danger of the JS cast is to get a STD or socked by one in a bar.

    January 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Richard Parrilla

    One thing about this G.T.L nonsense: I can understand the L part. You've got to stay clean, because opportunity knocks in the most unexpected places, but there are SO many other ways to get in shape without the help of some G. Plus ladies, why the hell are we supposed to risk skin cancer with the T just to please your sorry behinds?

    January 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  44. nceagle004

    Sad that so many people are distracted by this garbage.

    January 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Way too much TV

    I guess I shouldn't be too hard on JS audience when I hear people were tuning into Sarah Palin's Alaska. Yet still 8 million people!?

    January 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  46. It's Just TV

    Hey, it's just "f-ing" TV! So, I guess the people who watch has-been stars dance around like idiots are stupid, too. Or, the people who watch terrible singers get told they SUCK on national TV are stupid, too. People go to school, work all day, raise children, pay taxes, etc. If they want to watch some Jersey Shore, dammit, let 'em watch some Jersey Shore. Trust me, they're not trying to be like them, it's funny to watch the stupidity.

    January 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Generation x

    Is this the garbage that my generation craves? Yikes. We elect Obama and think the job is done. Take it from a current homeless guy who is living out of his car trying to make it into med school. We are not willing to make sacrifice or see the world outside of a computer screen. I would like to see "Snoki" give you a decent education and stability for the future.

    January 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Betty

    Well that just amazes me! There must be a higher majority of teens in this country or just a lack of people of intelligence.

    January 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. lthc04

    MTV has reduced itself to the degradation of America's youth.
    I want my MTV of old. More music videos and less crap (Jersey Shore).

    January 9, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  50. Mike

    I tend to view the characters on this show, as well as all those who now choose to emulate them, as second-rate citizens. They're really not capable of doing anything productive, so I'm not sure they should have the same rights as the rest of us. It frightens me to think that these people might actually vote. Who am I kidding? The only voting they're even aware of is Facebook polls. You can all say that "It's television," and "It's harmless entertainment," and for many people, it is! But you cannot look at the state of our country, the apathy of many teens and young adults, and the change that television programming has undergone in the last decade and say that our country is growing dumber and dumber each day.

    January 9, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Correction: You cannot look at the state of our country...and say that our country IS NOT growing dumber....

      January 9, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  51. Marta

    I don't know why, because I LOVE REALITY T.V.! But, I can't get into Jersey Shore at all, I think is so scripted and fake!

    January 9, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  52. DrFood

    I don't know if anyone noticed this but Snooki looks like she's been photoshopped into that photo. She looks somehow out of place.

    January 9, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  53. Oh Please

    Oh please get off your high horses people. With the country in the state that it's in we are bombarded by stress and strife every damn day. We work and the money is gone as soon as we make it because everything is so expensive these days. Turn on the TV, open a newspaper, log onto the comp and you are flooded with killings, missing people, war, dirty politics ... so yes people, obviously alot of people, choose to escape for a little while and watch something you can laugh at. Something stupid, someone acting totally off the wall and opposite of what you see everyday. THAT folks is why it's called entertainment.. you don't have to think, you don't have to engage... you can just relax, ... and laugh. Try it sometime when you get a break from your book reading.

    January 9, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  54. mike

    I am so surprised that the number were so low, I thought there were more stupid people in this country.

    January 9, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  55. LiberalNN

    God I was really hoping the ratings would tank and these people would just go away....

    January 9, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  56. Proud

    Unlike you I don't click on a blog or read it if I don't like what the subject is so once again you are an idiot and I rest my case. So enjoy the rest of 2011 and don't get in a car if you have any drinks, cheat on your wife/gf, curse..etc. wink..get the point. Write whatever else you want but I won't responding.

    January 9, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • mark

      You are right Proud, I'm a hater. I hate the way women are depicted on this show. I hate the way men are depicted on this show. I hate the way Italian-Americans are depicted on this show. I hate the way men treat the women and vice versa on this show. I watched it once. It was the one where snooki got punched in the face. Maybe you should look in the mirror instead of rabidly defending this trash.

      January 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Franny60

    This is disturbing on so many levels!

    January 9, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  58. Q

    Wow. More young viewers than any other telecast. Parents and MTV should be so proud. And they say gay marriage will signal the apocalypse.

    January 9, 2011 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • PB

      I'm surprised the network is still called MTV. They don't even show music videos anymore....except during the early morning hours when everyone is asleep. After that, it's nothing but idiotic "guidos", pregnant teenagers, and other nonsense. Absolutely terrible.

      January 9, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  59. Proud

    Nah you are just stupid enough to keep coming on a blog regarding a show and people you can't stand so you can spread and voice your hate about the cast members and the people that watch the show. Look in the mirror first, see what you are doing in your life and what sins you are commiting before you throw stones at people.

    January 9, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  60. Tom

    8 million people watching at bunch of losers. The country in going down the crapper.

    January 9, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  61. D

    That's 8.45 million people that need to get a life.

    January 9, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  62. mark

    At least I'm not stupid enough to watch that show like you.

    January 9, 2011 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  63. Brandon

    This show and the people on it are so overrarted it's embarrasing. I'm just glad I'm not forced to watch it and I'll be glad when it's off tv. I even see news show reporting about these people and the stuff that happens on it they're so important.

    January 9, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      This show and the people on it are so overrarted it's embarrasing. I'm just glad I'm not forced to watch it and I'll be glad when it's off tv. I even see news show reporting about these people and the stuff that happens on it like* they're so important.

      January 9, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  64. PB

    Hmm....so 8.5 million viewers have all lost about 10,000 brain cells that night while watching this junk.....

    I fear for our nation. SMH

    January 8, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Who Cares

    Pathetic just pathetic that 8.45 million people have nothing better to do then watch 8 seriously untalented want-a-be actors. Such a phoney show. What is the country becoming. FAKE.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Harry

    As Jed Clampett would say, "Pi-ti-ful"

    January 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Sir Craig

    Well, that's 8.45 million people I hope never to encounter. Anyone who regards this kind of idiocy as "entertainment" is probably about as deep as a puddle of mud, and about as bright.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  68. babycelebs411

    this sort of reminds of that Jerry Springer show...Why would anyone tune in to watch this show to begin with ? I can't get a grip on the entertaining part and just the idea of young kids watching this is not quite right.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rob

    I think the poster "You're all retarded" makes a good point, I just hate the idea of young kids <18 watching this stuff.

    January 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Solange

    Someone call CDC in Atlanta, obviously people have developed a resistance to the germs!

    January 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Situation

    I guess NO BODY has ever been to Seaside NJ, Newport Beach, CA, South Beach, Miami, Cancun Mexico, Negril Jamaica, Panama city Beach FL, or any of the other HOT SPOTS during spring break or summer time. THIS GOES ON ALL THE TIME. I guess people do hate it when you shine a mirror on them.

    Haters! Rock on Jersey shore!!!! yeaaaa baby..now that's hot.

    January 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Andagain

    I'd like to have a word or two with the parents of the 12 year olds who are allowed to watch this crap.

    January 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Eric

    8.5 Million Stupid People

    January 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  74. mike isabella

    situation is a dick smoker

    January 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Galacdavis

    SEASON 3!!!! Check this out! http://galacdavis.tumblr.com/post/2338620522/jerseyshore

    January 8, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Proud

    @ You are all retarded..Well said! The same people that come on here running their mouths as though they are all saints are also guilty of sin and doing stupid things themselves. Maybe they are cheating, drinKing, etc. and its all done behind closed doors but they are so quick to throw stones at other people. Coming on here and making a comment just goes to show they are just as bad as the cast on JS and us, the ones that watch.

    January 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  77. someone

    Hmm.... Never saw the show, but I can just guess that it's stupid.
    Am I right?

    January 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. John

    8.45 million people need to shut off the tv and go do something constructive with their time.

    January 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Robert

    Thanks a lot to every one of you mouth-breathing, brainless, ignorant, inbred simple folk for making these dirtbags even more famous and rich. Way to perpetuate the systematic breakdown of America.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Superhiro

    All the people saying "it's stuff like Jersey Shore that's ruining America" Yea.. that's false. Shows don't make people stupider, shows are tailor made FOR stupid people. It's not like there wasn't a market for this kinda show before MTV made it.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • You're all retarded

      Like I saw someone mention before this show is a guilty pleasure. Im an 18 year guy and I have YET to meet someone who views these people as role models. We all know they're idiots. Its why we watch the show. Its funny to laugh at how ridiculous they are. They live a lifestyle all young people wish they could live. To party all the time, have no resposiblities, live in a sweet house...what you're all not understanding is not that we want to BE them but to LIVE like them. It's not this thats dumbing down America. This is just the display of a guilty pleasure, a lifestyle the majority of young people want to live. The dumbing down of America is simply the poor management of the education system, not this. An example would be that the state with the largest single population (California) also is in the bottom 3 of education. THAT is whats causing the dumbing down of America. Not shows like Jersey Shore. All who say otherwise are idiots and whiners just because you are too insignificant to try and make a change yourself you instead hop on these comment boards and complain. Its quite pathetic to be honest.

      January 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      If you don't want to be them, then why would you want to live like them?

      January 9, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  81. pauly d

    How do you get those wash board abs and I o yeah baby yeah is one of the funniest things on jersey shore lol

    January 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Fred L. Fraud

    8.45 million idiot losers

    January 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  83. mark

    I always thought the "M" in MTV stood for music. I guess it stands for "MORON". MTV should be ashamed for putting such trash on T.V. You Americans better learn how to speak Chinese real soon. This show is a sad reflection of your society.

    January 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Nick

    This show is making the country dumber. Do you remember when we were all running around talking like Beavis and Butthead??? This show is the same thing. Hopefully it dies out without killing to many more brain cells.

    January 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  85. mark

    I always thought the "M" in MTV stood for music. It stands for "Moron". They should be ashamed for putting such trash on t.v. You Americans should start learning how to speak Chinese real fast. That show is a sad reflection on what your society has become.

    January 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Percy

    Greaser 'n Fazoos 'n Ho's, oh my!

    January 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Guest

    ....and birds are falling from the sky

    January 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Michelle

    no wonder the US is in such sad sad shape, ppl look forward to this crap....

    January 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  89. phoenix

    these spaghetti benders are the outmost coolest.

    January 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Willy Brown

    That's allot of morons

    January 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Samantha

    Instead of worrying about "12 year olds watching this crap", worry about their parents that let their 12 yr olds believe what they see on TV. I hardly think anyone actually wants to be the characters on Jersey Shore.

    January 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Proud

    Proud to be part of the 8.45 million 🙂 !!!!!!! I am also back in college because I decided to make a career change to go into the medical field.

    January 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  93. john

    Just think, the morons who watch this garbage will be running this country someday. Just another reason I am moving back to Italy. And people wonder why other countries laugh at dumb americans.

    January 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Clyde

    I missed it...I was in the back yard gathering animals and building an ark.

    January 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  95. julio

    what blows me away is that there are 8.25 million people that bored or stupid that they watch this crap. yeah...you'll censor me.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Johnny

    And I wondered where all the people were during that big car wreck – there should have been more rubberneckers... Guess they were all busy watching the bigger wreck.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Marco555

    If they weren't so greasy I could actually watch that show. That Jersey greasy shine.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Shawn

    8.45 million people now have a lower IQ...even worse is I'm seeing more and more teenagers dress like these d-bags. Oh well I guess our current gov't already ruined their future anyways they might as well embrace the stupidity.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Percy

      "Current government"? Well, don't worry. Soon, your 'saviors' will be back at the helm and everything will aaallllllll righty. ONWARD CHRISTIAN DBAGS!!!!!!

      January 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  99. pops

    that means 8.45 million people have no life.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Will

    Taxes should be based on the quality of entertainment you watch. The 8.45 million people who are watching Jersey Shore should have to pay higher taxes.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  101. bob

    This is a very sad state when you see more and more trash TV being a hit in America. What the heck is going on? Shows like these continue to drop the average IQ of America. Wake the ......up people!

    January 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  102. rote

    cool, 8.45 million idiots.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  103. TC

    The first season was raw and fun to watch them be their stupid selves. Now it's all exaggerated overblown crap. They're getting paid too much and their 15 minutes should be up.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Mike

    That is totally pathetic. That show is a blight on our society... And the people who watch it? Get a life!

    January 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Denise

    I watched the premiere but I am not sure why this show is so amusing to so many people. I was annoyed by this SAMMI character . She is a rude, mean little girl and this DEANNA character is a drunk little girl who is not very pretty and is seting herself up for people to tell her so.I guess the prospect of money makes it easy for some to sell themselves no matter how they look to the outside world. I really am not sure if these kids know how ridiculous and trashy they look.No amount of money can buy respect.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  106. me

    I don't have a problem with people watching the show. The big problem is kids who are 12, think this is a way to live life. I just feel sorry for people who are like the Jersey Shore, in real life.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Joshua


    I didn't know we had 8.5 million losers without a life of their own to live......

    January 8, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  108. sam

    Why? Complain all you want, America, about illegal aliens, war, taxes, etc. but look in the mirror when you want to find the real problem with the country.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  109. highschooldropout

    Lol at the grad...the weekend at the college didn't turn out like you planned? Writing is about being interesting enought to read, not whether or not one is 'anal'. Take the time to make a point while at the same time not making the reader try and digest sentences that are basically unpalletable to the mind and have no cadence. Here's an example of lazy and uninteresting writing: txt spk sks azs 2 rd n looks jvnile u lzy tard

    January 8, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  110. absofsteel

    Watching Jersey Shore is dumbing down? Dumbing down from what assumed position of intelligence? It's just TV.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  111. whocares

    Face down

    January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  112. whocares

    Here's a better idea for an episode; "Snooki and Sarah Palin found floating just off Jersey shore"

    January 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  113. axtually

    thats unfortunate that 8.45 million people did not have something better to do....

    January 8, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  114. whocares

    90% of the wealth is in entertainment because 90% of the population wishes they were someone else, somewhere else and doing something else. Without that, a ho like Snooki wouldn't exist outside of her own low-rent block. There is absolutely no redeeming value to Jersey Shores, or any other "reality" show, much less television at all. Unless, of course you get a paycheck because people would rather stare at a box than have a life.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  115. kimchiagogo

    we are witnessing the end or our society, the fact that we prop up things that should at the least be a National Disgrace is proof positive that we as a nation are heading in the wrong direction. We are lost, and wandering deeper into the abyss of moral decay and dimwitted stupidity.

    January 8, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  116. holycrapitsover

    And you wonder why America is going down the toilet on a rocket

    January 8, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  117. Rock God

    Do these idiots know that America is laughing at them? But seriously America, turn this crp off and read a BOOK! Remember those?

    January 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • bobsbiceps

      I took a break from reading The Pathfinder by Mr. James Fenimore Cooper to watch this show. WOW!!! People can actually read books AND watch a show on television?!! You really have nothing better in your life than to criticize what other people want to watch? Hope you don't break your neck when you fall off that high-horse....or maybe I hope you do.

      January 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Rock God

    Do these idiot know that America is laughing at them? But seriously America, turn this crp off and read a BOOK! Remember those?

    January 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Higher IQ than all cast members put together, and tripled

      Sure, they'll all run out and buy that book "written" by that no-talent axx-clown who calls herself Snooki. And they won't even be embarrassed about being seen in public with it in their hands.

      January 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  119. An ashamed American

    That is truly sad. I'm not sure which is worse, the people who profit off of this garbage or the 8.4 million who enjoy it. Respond as you will. I won't be reading your comments as I'm going to enjoy a drama free life.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  120. palintwit

    I have an idea for an episode. ' Sarah Palin Goes To Jersey Shore.'

    January 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      Bristol Palin and Snookie can wrestle in a giant vat of barbacue sauce.

      January 8, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  121. whatnext

    ppl cant find work to feed their families, and they are actually paying these wastes of space. As the world shakes it head, we wonder why our country is in such shambles. The scary part is, they might be running the country someday. Ohhh, what a vision for the future.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  122. Michele

    I've always preferred British and European film and TV over ours in large part because the actors actually look like real people. Not airbrushed, anorexic, surgically sculpted mannequins. So we finally get a show with average and unattractive cast members, and there isn't a functioning brain between them. It amazes me that people will watch what they pay taxes to have picked up at the curb each week.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  123. Toro

    Don't take the show so serious since it is not real but an updated Three Stooges.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  124. Vinnie

    Yous guys are all dooshes.

    January 8, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  125. drlaxslax

    The dumbing down of America continues...oh wait a minute..we're talking about eMpTyVee here...nevermind...

    January 8, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  126. Situation

    Sounds like all of you people need to drink some hateraide. lol I love watching "fake" reality TV.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  127. Will

    If 8.45 million people watched this show, then there are 8.45 million morons in America. God help us.

    January 8, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  128. Barb

    And people wonder why kids are attacking and beating a man at the DC transit?? Because the kids sit at home unsupurvised watching junk tv like this, thats why.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  129. A Dog Named Snooki

    Didn't ppl say these same things about Elvis in the 50's, the Rolling Stones & Beatles in the 60's? I'm not comparing these fools to the greats in music but come on....all it is is a guilty pleasure for ppl who have never lived that life.

    January 8, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Yeah...but even today, Elvis and the Beatles are still some of the most respected artists ever. "The Jersey Shore" cast? Once morons, always morons. This show is simply the product of the dumbing down of America...and I haven't even watched a second of the show, either. Yet, one wonders why the world is leaving America behind in the subjects of math, science, literature, physics, chemistry, etc... I'll tell you why: 8.45 million reasons why. Sadly, it's crap like this that most younger people prefer to fill their time now.

      January 8, 2011 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  130. adognamedsnooki

    Didn't ppl say these same things about Elvis in the 50's, the Rolling Stones & Beatles in the 60's? I'm not comparing these fools to the greats in music but come on....all it is is a guilty pleasure for ppl who have never lived that life.

    January 8, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Musiclover

      But as you yourself wrote, the Beatles and Elvis had actual talent. I wouldn't say they were guilty pleasures at all. I wasn't even born until a year after the Beatles broke up, but I have tons of their songs on my iPod, along with the Stones, Elvis and a range of other music. What do these surgically enhanced, steroid-aided wastes of air have to contribute of value?

      100 years from now, people will still know the Beatles, while these ridiculously named fugs like Snooki will thankfully be long forgotten.

      January 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  131. mike isabella

    situation is a Mo!! you can tell he likes boys cause the hatred he has for sammy.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • MrsS

      I so agree! The Stiuation may have nice abs, but thats the only thing going for him. I think he is so freaking ugly! Yuck! And Snooki, looks like a little ugly chihuaua. JWoww seems to have anger issues, she always is looking for a fight.

      January 8, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  132. Emotional Rescue

    Oops meant.. you watch the show yourself. Had to correct that before I get ripped apart by the grammar/spelling police.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  133. Demara

    Christ, even the picture looks fake.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  134. Emotional Rescue

    Yes, I'm thinking the same thing. The people that say they hate the show take the time to come on and read the posting, write they negative comments, I think they watch the show yourselves.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  135. mitch340

    This show is one of the reasons that the future of this world is F'D! When 8.5 million people watch a bunch of FAKE people with FAKE tans and the intelligence and vocabulary of a piece of poop it makes me sad, and very worried. Seriously people, what is so appealing about these TOOLS!

    January 8, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  136. Kris

    I love this show. Watching these idiots makes me feel so much better about myself! lol

    Honestly I feel bad for their parents and extended family.

    January 8, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  137. NotBrainDeadFromTV

    Now, I know why I don't watch TV. Who comes up with this vapidness?

    January 8, 2011 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  138. descarado

    8.45 illiterates that should not be allowed to vote in national elections.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  139. godihaterealityshows

    does al qaeda have a suggestion box anywhere

    January 8, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  140. barb

    Gods animals are dying worldwide, destruction is coming, instead of watching garbage on TV I will be P R A Y I N G.

    January 8, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • God

      So, you will be wasting just as much time as the people watching this garbage, yet you think you will be doing something better.


      January 8, 2011 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Atheists rule

      Praying – how to do nothing and still think you're helping.

      January 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  141. al

    well, earthly fame is quickly fading, let us seek favor in God the father of light, thru his only begotten son Jesus who died at calvary, i tell you the time is coming when these things will pass, so sprinkle yourself with the blood of Jesus, awake from our slumber brothers and sisters, the night is nearly spent, and dawn is coming, let us work while its still day. for no one can work at night...Jesus loves us let us repent

    January 7, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  142. D

    It's obviously not an embarrassment since 8.45 million americans enjoy watching the show because it's what they prefer. Doesn't mean it's bad, good, or stupid, but just different than what other people would watch. Nobody can create a show that everyone likes, and you can't please everyone. For the people who say negative comments about it, well I am sure that the shows that you watch aren't what other people would watch because they think it's stupid.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  143. ken

    Wow, you can spot those chest implants a mile away. How phony looking is that? Perfect for this show about losers.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  144. neoanakinpotter

    8.45 million viewers are stupid.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  145. banasy


    January 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  146. bailoutsos

    America loves tiits and aass.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Donna

    Jersey Shore is an American embarassment !!!!!

    January 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy shaw

      this is the sad reality where a bunch of our young americans are so blinded by b/c they think it is cool to watch this bunch and see them as role models! this is what we should see and know what not to be like!

      January 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Situation

    You know you watch the show cause it's the situation. BTW, I'm from NJ and yes, unfortunately guiddddos and juice heads do come down and act like that; only in the 80's they would drive iroc z and trans ams, nothing much has changed.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  149. D

    you can post whatever you want, you're still stupid.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  150. GuestColin

    Some of you people take life way too seriously. This show is juvenile, moronic, unintelligent, sleazy and trashy. They know it. We know it. Get over yourselves. They clearly aren't trying to recreate Shakespearean moments in history with this show, so take it for what it is...a bunch of funny to laugh at.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • LHOswald

      Oh yea.. and these people are great role models for the younger viewers, right?

      "juvenile, moronic, unintelligent, sleazy and trashy"

      Monkey see, monkey do.

      January 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  151. MalibuChick

    That is quite pitiful. This show is horrible!!

    January 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Sam

    God will this show ever end!

    January 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  153. jane

    dumbed down america. people should wake up and pay attention to the real problems going on in the world

    January 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  154. LHOswald

    Another great moment in: "Whats wrong with America."

    January 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Jo

    8.45 million people are brain dead.

    January 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  156. the_dude

    I have to say I am a fan of trashy chicks.

    January 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Rob Zombie

    I watch the show but I hate to see that kids age 12 are watching it. Is anyone else thinking that fame got to Sammie's head? She comes off as though she thinks she is better than anyone and that her $h^t doesn't stink. She is always lying in bed or depressed over Ronnie. Hope Jwow gives her a good a$$ kicking.

    January 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ally

      I agree. She's my least favorite. She turned out to be quite a disgusting individual.

      January 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • chele

      Thje thing that amazes me about Sammi is not just that she behaves like such a beast, but that for a woman who is only a 20-something, she's quite a wrinkled mess in the face. A little too much T going on in the whole GTL thing.

      January 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Jeff

    I did the same thing back in the 80s on Cocoa Beach....... maybe that's why we watch it.

    January 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Steve

    8.45 million dummies...

    January 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      so ur here commenting on a show..kinda going more out of ur way..than those who happen to sit and watch the show..i guess ur a bigger dummy..im sure uve watched shows that others consider stupid..sure the show lacks many things and has many things that are ridiculous..but when u generalize like that..it makes u look stupid since u took the time to find this article..click and comment..the best thing-ignore..i dont like a show? or absolutely think it makes me a dummy for watching it..u think im gonna get online and comment? i dont think so..

      January 8, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      Congrats Steve, three words and you to her so excited she wrote a book! lol

      January 8, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Superhiro

    To all the people saying that people who simply comment on a jersey shore story are "retarded" Uhh... no, that concept is retarded. People can comment on whatever the hell they want.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  161. portalpunk

    im living the GTL lifestyle

    January 7, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  162. fame777

    bugaboo - way more , just look at the ratings for Kardashian , Housewives , etc ... It's the end of the world

    January 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  163. D

    i love jersey shore! but i i love how the people that say they "hate" still waste their time by looking at this article and searching them and all of that!

    Team Deena + Snooki

    January 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • lamont

      I know right people talk bad about that show. But I bet they be watching it every week

      January 8, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Mines

      Actually, it was in shock and horror from reading the headline that made me click the link. I was hoping for a record setting low but I was mistaken. The youth of America would much rather sit at home and help a bunch of drunk trash get rich and famous for being drunk trash.

      January 10, 2011 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
  164. QinZirO

    Television show of disgust

    January 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  165. D

    You're retard for choosing the story and caring enough to leave a comment. Go join your dooshes

    January 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Bugaboo

    So, there's 8.45 million retards in America

    January 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • brillow

      only 8.4 million... i thought there were more retards then that

      January 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      I don't think we are allowed to call them retards anymore.

      January 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poo Whisperer

      We'll watch Jersey Shore and you can watch CNN, One is forced reality/shootings, the other is Reality TV to be free of evil world....

      January 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Tam

    Sleazy. I have the choice not to watch.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Adam

    We. Are. Doomed.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  169. D

    The fact that you select the artical, read it, then comment would make you a bigger dooshe.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      You should learn how to spell. That's probably why you go by "D", because you can't spell your name.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Vomit

    Oh boy, I'm guilty! And I hate myself for it!

    January 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  171. GEM

    I know that Snooki is looking for a brand name. How about Touché Reaching out and touch someone? - You would think Snooki could be a brand name, but Touché sounds a lot better.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Superhiro

    Lol. I think people watch this show BECAUSE they're "dooshes". What would be the point of watching a show about reasonable, well mannered individuals?

    January 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • MissVampireDiaries

      LOL, exactly. There's a lot of trashy shows out there, but this is a trashy show done right. I actually care about these people, and I love watching them tear each other apart. It's all in good fun. People need to lighten up.

      January 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      because it would suck and be boring.

      January 8, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  173. Mormon

    I know they're dooshes and all, but I dunno, the fake breasts seem to be doing it for me.

    January 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Superhiro

    Wow that's a lot of people tuning in to a trainwreck.

    January 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dyson

      Hey as long as im not on the train I will watch every week. That s*it is entertaining!

      January 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark in nyc

      well...there is a surplus of hefty bags piled high along the streets of nyc. lots of trash to go around.

      January 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas in Vancouver

      Jersey Shore ratings are a good indicator of the dropout rate in America.

      January 8, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • LW

      That's the state of our country.....Jersey Shore, Sarah Palin, etc. The dummying down of America is continuing at a rapid pace. Try reading a book; you could learn something.

      January 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • nicole

      crazy.THOMAS- sure the show doesnt have substance but what does that have to do w being a dropped out? i remember saying eh dumb and now when im bored..i watch it here and there big deal..i dont agree w glamorizing any show period..but im a college graduate (n dont criticize my grammar as i dont care to be formal while commenting-im not writing a paper just in case u decide to be anal) and i know i have watched shows that lack substance..that may be ridiculous..or just stupid..plus, in that case, u might be one of them as u are here commenting about the show here..thats worse..ur going out of ur way!

      January 8, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • guest

      Why would parents even allow 12 -18 years olds to watch Jersey Shore ? and then these are the people who will whine later " Oh immigrants are taking our jobs , jobs are being shipped outside".. well now you know the reason why jobs are being shipped

      January 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      Why would anyone watch this mess? The only reason I know who these people are, is because Entertainment shows will not stop talking about these people. How is this Entertaining? It is all done by a script. This stuff is all fake. Just like every MTV show out there. Don't people have better things to do with their time then watch these morons? These "Jersey Shore" people are now rich because of all the people who think this stuff is entertaining. You have to be kidding me. If people would pay attention to things that were going on in the world or inside their own country maybe, just maybe this country wouldn't be going in the crapper. Let's watch a bunch of kids who dont have jobs, dont go to school, dont contribute to society at all, break laws, take steroids and talk like 3 year olds. It's unreal

      January 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Dyson.... that is the truth and funny as hell!!! Im right there with ya!!!

      January 9, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • elgallo

      It is like rubbernecking. We are all glad we were not in the accident, but we can't help watch the wreckage as we drive by.

      January 9, 2011 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Xero Kane

      What is this and why should I care... yes I am being sarcastic. I really would never care about something as crass as this.

      January 9, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • that guy named Al

      just remember, that means that 310 million did NOT tune in...

      January 9, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • X Generation

      People that are prude, often old, ugly, and wrapped up in their own financial "success"/possessions are the same people that don't like the Jersey Shore cast for enjoying their lives and looking good...


      January 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • BRod

      8.45 million reasons why our country is in the shape it's in.

      January 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      Wrong X generation. That feeble-minded drones like you are into this "hip" show doesn't mean a dam-n thing. It means some of us who have more than single-digit IQs have far better things to do with our time. It also saddens me that our country will one day be in the hands of young, stupid people like those of this show, and the fans who watch it.

      January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • BMc

      This is too damn depressing for words...... If this is any indication of where American society/culture is headed, then I guess I will just have to keep my fingers crossed for that big asteroid in 2012.

      January 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • D'oh

      Well, Absolutely no hope for the future of the world if anyone watches this no talent ifested, garbage heap of programming!...

      January 10, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • saganhill

      Which just goes to prove there are at least 8.45 million idiots in this world. Plus the cast and crew of this show.

      January 10, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • sara charles

      hey i have read some of the bullsh** that people have wrote on here about the show and i have some questions..what the hell did you do whan you was there age?you need to do your research before you start talkin sh** about people most of them do have jobs an/or going to school..wow... their brakin a few laws so what there not hurtin you in anyway And their haven fun...some of these people are callin other people stupid for watchin the show well they much stupid also because you have watch it too if not why the hell are you on here ass hole.....i like the show an dont care who likes it...js keep doing what you do....lots of love...

      January 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
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