The finale of Jersey
Shore's fourth season drew 6.6 million total viewers for MTV at 10 p.m.
Thursday, down 13% from its season three finale last May but still enough to
top all of cable for the night.
The final Italian-set episode delivered a 5.4 rating with
MTV's target persons 12-34, down 26% in the demo from May's finale, which was Jersey Shore's highest-rated season
Overall, the series' fourth season averaged a 6.7 rating with persons 12-34 and 5.4 million viewers in the demo. Jersey Shore averaged 7.3 million total viewers for its Italian run, after delivering a record 8.8 million for its season four premiere on Aug. 4.
Jersey Shore will return to Seaside Heights, N.J., for its fifth season, premiering in January 2012.