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Ratings: Jersey Shore Breaks Records, Deep End Sinks

MTV execs, start pumping those fists: Jersey Shore scored record-breaking ratings in the final episode of its first (and we hope not only) season. TVGuide.com's Top 5 Jersey Shore fights 4.8 million viewers tuned in Thursday, a 30 percent increase over last week's previous series-high ratings. The reunion special immediately following the finale brought in...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

MTV execs, start pumping those fists: Jersey Shorescored record-breaking ratings in the final episode of its first (and we hope not only) season.

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4.8 million viewers tuned in Thursday, a 30 percent increase over last week's previous series-high ratings. The reunion special immediately following the finale brought in an additional 4 million viewers. Shore debuted in December to 1.3 million viewers and continued to grow each week.

On ABC, meanwhile, new series The Deep End brought in 7 million viewers, down 25 percent from FlashForward in the same time slot. Not all was lost for the network, though. Grey's Anatomypulled in 12.6 million viewers, and Private Practicefollowed with 9.7 million viewers.

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Even though Bones(11.9 million)had less viewers than CSI(14.2 million), the Fox series beat out the CBS show for the first time ever in the adults 18-to-49 demographic.

What did you tune in for on Thursday?