The sixth season of MTV's Jersey Shore will be its
last, as the network has decided to end the popular reality series.
The reality series saw its viewership erode in its fifth season. The latest season
finale drew just 4.8 million viewers, down 36% from its premiere and down 50%
from the show's all-time high last summer. After DVR playback, the show
averaging 7.9 million viewers for the season. The franchise has also launched
two spinoffs in Snooki & JWOWW, which was renewed for a second
season, and The Pauly D Project.
The final season will debut Oct. 4; MTV will air a one-hour retrospective on
Oct. 6 called Gym, Tan, Look Back, which will lead up to the MTV Video