MTV’s Jersey Shore Tops the Weekly Prime Time List

Well, Jersey Shore, now in its fourth season, has certainly hit its stride. The MTV reality program that made household names out of “The Situation” and “Snooki,” was number one for the week.

The show set in Italy this season, had an estimated 848,000 New York viewers with a 4.2 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.

The Yankees rocketed to number two on WWOR, despite an August 9th loss to the Los Angeles Angels (607,000/3.0).

The New York Giants return to the gridiron on WNBC/Channel 4, albeit only preseason, was enough for a sixth-place tie (541,000/2.7).

But WNBC got higher marks with America’s Got Talent, tying at number two (607,000/3.0). The next night of the amateur competition took hold of eighth place (509,000/2.5)

It was a typical week for 60 Minutes, landing at number four on WCBS (588,000/2.9).

HBO’s True Blood joined the venerable newsmagazine in fourth place (578,000/2.9).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • *Sixth          So You Think You Can Dance       WNYW      (545,000/2.7)
  • *Eighth                       Royal Pains                             USA         (513,000/2.5)
  • *Eighth       So You Think You Can Dance       WNYW      (509,000/2.5)
  • *Eighth                            NCIS                                     WCBS        (497,000/2.5) 

WABC/Channel 7’s only entry in the Top 30 was with sitcom Modern Family in a 25th-place tie (377,000/1.9).

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