Good Guido! MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ Keeps Growing

Controversy only seems to be bringing more eyeballs

All the buzz surrounding MTV’s WTF reality series "Jersey Shore" continues to boost the show’s ratings.

Thurday’s episode of the guido-tastic reality series drew 2.5 million viewers and averaged a series-high 2.4 rating in MTV’s core demographic of viewers 12-34, according to Nielsen. That’s up 20 percent in the demo from last week, and up a stunning 85 percent from "Shore’s" so-so debut a few weeks ago.

"Shore" was also the No. 1 cable show at 10 p.m. Thursday among women 12-34. An 11 p.m. repeat adds in 1.3 million viewers and a 1.2 in adults 12-34.

Some New Jersey groups have protested "Shore’s" spotlight on the natives of the area, claiming it fosters stereotypes.

In case you missed it, here’s episode four. And remember: Never fall in love at the Jersey Shore.