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Mamma Mia! 'Jersey Shore' Italy edition scores record ratings

The 'Jersey Shore' cast's Italian shenanigans score record ratings. Credit: MTV

What a "Situation!"

The fourth season premiere of MTV's "Jersey Shore," in which the New Jersey housemates invade Italy, scored record ratings, attracting a total of 8.8 million viewers.

The episode, which featured the usual explosive chemistry among Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and the other cast members marked a 4% increase over the Season 3 premiere of the popular reality series.

Also, the return of "Jersey Shore" delivered the largest audience ever for an MTV series for a season premiere, and marks the third highest rated MTV broadcast of all time, behind two Season 3 installments of "Jersey Shore."

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-- Greg Braxton

Photo: From left to right, "Jersey Shore" cast members Deena Cortese, Sammi Giancola, Jennifer "JWOWW" Farley, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Vinny Guadagnino, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro in Italy.

 
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