MTV has announced that it is greenlighting season four of “Jersey Shore,” which has been setting ratings records for the cable network. The show will begin production this spring in Italy.
“While the stateside ‘Jersey Shore’ locales have become iconic for our audience it’s really the constantly evolving dynamic amongst the cast that keeps them coming back each season, and Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us,” said Chris Linn, executive vice president of programming and head of production for MTV. “The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can’t wait to see what erupts as a result.”
In its third season, “Jersey Shore” is averaging an 8.3 rating in the 12-34 demo and is the network’s top series of all time in that demo. Its rating is up 46% from the previous season. The show is No. 1 in its Thursday 10-11 p.m. time period across all television in the 12-34 and 18-49 demos, topping the broadcast networks, MTV reported.
The episode that aired Jan. 20 was MTV’s most watched series telecast ever, with 8.9 million total viewers. It was also the No. 1 telecast of the night in the 12-34 demo, the network said, beating “American Idol” by nearly 1 million viewers.