Once the belle of the reality ball, MTV's Jersey Shore is having trouble keeping viewers in its fifth season, reports Media Life.
Season five of Jersey Shore hit a season low last week with 4.84 million total viewers (down 36% from January's premiere), according to Nielsen, the report states. The show has lost almost half of its audience Aug. 2011, when it drew a record 8.8 million viewers for its season four premiere, said the report.
This comes at a time when MTV is set to launch two spinoffs, The Pauly D Project and an untitled series featuring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "J Woww" Farley. MTV also has a program in development with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.
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