Jersey Shore Sets New Ratings Record

There’s no stopping Snooki: MTV’s phenomenon Jersey Shore set a new ratings record in its most recent telecast, luring in 8.9 million viewers to watch the drunken aftermath of Snooki’s arrest for public intoxication. That figure makes the Shore MTV’s most-watched series telecast ever, trumping last week’s installment. The show even beat broadcast series on ABC and NBC, and bested CBS' numbers in the coveted 18-49 demographic. The juggernaut’s cast is already signed up for a fourth season, which is likely to start filming in May.