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W. VA SENATOR WANTS MTV TO YANK BUCKWILD

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If MTV producers had hoped to stir up the same sort of controversy for Buckwild that accompanied the debut of Jersey Shore in 2009, they apparently have succeeded. One month before the new reality series debuts, on-air promos have already angered some residents of West Virginia, where it is set, and prompted the state’s junior […]

HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY SPURNS JERSEY SHORE SPIN-OFF

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoboken, New Jersey, the city that spawned Frank Sinatra but which he himself spurned after achieving success, has made it known that it wants nothing to do with New Jersey’s current collection of celebrity sensations. The city said it will not issue film permits for an as-yet-untitled spinoff of Jersey Shore, citing concern for “public […]

JERSEY POLITICIANS TAKE ON JERSEY SHORE

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Italian-American groups are up in arms over the decision of New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority to award MTV a $420,000 tax credit to keep Jersey Shore in New Jersey. André DiMino, president of the group American ONE VOICE Coalition, told the New Jersey Star Ledger that the state has abrogated the public trust by awarding […]

SUMMER IS GREAT FOR CABLE, BAD FOR BROADCAST

August 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable TV networks are ending the summer with a number of big successes — surprisingly with scripted TV shows, while no broadcast show introduced during the summer months has made it, USA Today indicated today (Thursday). (On Wednesday, Fox’s newest entrant, Buried Treasure, became the latest broadcast reality show to be buried in the ratings.) […]

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH STRIKES PR GOLD ON JERSEY SHORE

August 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a PR gambit that paid off in spades, Abercrombie & Fitch on Wednesday offered Jersey Shore‘s The Situation a “substantial payment” not to wear its clothing. On Jim Romanesko’s blog on the Poynter Institute’s website, the journalism blogger headlined the question, “Is there a news outlet that didn’t report Abercrombie & Fitch’s The Situation […]

JERSEY SHORE SHOWS MUSCLE IN SECOND WEEK

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the second week in a row, MTV’s Jersey Shore drew more viewers than anything aired on broadcast television Thursday night. While the MTV show attracted 7.4 million viewers (down 16 percent from last week’s season premiere) and 2.4 million more for the repeat at 11:00 p.m. (not to mention several million more who watched […]

JERSEY SHORE MUSCLES IN ON TV RATINGS

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Thursday is supposed to be broadcast television’s biggest night. It’s the night that most networks showcase popular scripted shows and slickly produced reality series — and charge their highest rates of the week for commercials. But last Thursday all of broadcast television’s offerings were beaten by the season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore. The controversial […]

U.K.’S GEORDIE SHORE: IT’S JERSEY SHORE ALL OVER AGAIN

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A British MTV TV show, Geordie Shore, based on America’s MTV show, Jersey Shore, is eliciting the same sort of local scorn in the north of England that the U.S. show did in New Jersey. More even. The London Sun reported today (Thursday) that some 25,000 people have signed onto a Facebook page, R.I.P Geordie […]

CABLE NETWORKS PUT VIACOM BACK IN THE BLACK

April 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With ad revenue at its cable networks up 12 percent in its second quarter, Viacom on Thursday reported higher-than-expected profits of $39 million. A year ago, it reported an $83-million loss for the same quarter. Each of the media company’s principal networks, including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and BET, reported strong earnings. The company in particular […]

JERSEY SHORE FINDS ITSELF IN AN ENVIABLE … ER … SITUATION

March 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

After launching the season with the highest ratings ever for an MTV series episode, Jersey Shore concluded the season Thursday with its highest ratings for a season finale. Thursdays episode attracted 7.6 million total viewers, up 25 percent from season two’s finale and 58 percent from season one’s. Ratings were up 20 percent over last […]

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