While this doesn't seem like much to the 5 million that the Jersey Shore Season 5finale brought in, it's still impressive for a cable show. According to TV by the Numbers it was the third highest viewership for a cable show on Thursday night, after NBA Basketball and its MTV lead-in, Punk'd, which got 3.2 million viewers.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Punk'd and The Pauly D project won the night in MTV's target demo, 12-34 year olds. Of course, based on the show's lukewarm reception, it remains to be seen how many will tune back in for Episode 2.
The Pauly D Project airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.