Fist Pumps! 'Jersey Shore' Storms Our Top 10 TV Check-in Chart

The GetGlue Top 10, Jan. 2-8

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In last week's chart tallying the top TV shows on entertainment check-in service GetGlue, Bigfoot stomped his (her? its?) way into our Top 10. This week, Bigfoot apparently got scared off by some new entrants.

Check out our notes following the chart.

  • Believe it or not, this is the first time "Jersey Shore" has landed in our Top 10, thanks to its Season 5 premiere last Thursday. Fist pumps, bitches! Even though ratings for its return didn't match the prior season's debut, "Jersey Shore" is still one of cable's biggest shows. As Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker blog pointed out, its Season 5 kickoff did better among 12- to 34-year-olds than anything since last fall's premiere of "Two and a Half Men" with Ashton Kutcher.
  • The fact that TV has been in an awkward in-between phase (post-fall TV and right before the debut of a critical mass of midseason replacements) means that the social-TV crowd is looking for other programs to get excited about. The CW's "The Secret Circle" and CBS's "How I Met Your Mother " also debut in our Top 10 for the first time.
  • The extended music video known as "Grey 's Anatomy" returns to our Top 10 for the first time since its season premiere in September.
  • ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" takes our No. 6 spot this week with its first fresh episode since Oct. 19. TV by the Numbers' Bill Gorman offers some context: "'Pretty Little Liars" is Monday's #1 TV telecast in females 12 to 34."

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.