"Jersey Shore" isn't slowing down.  MTV's hit reality show delivered its highest-rated season finale yet on Thursday night, drawing a 7.3 rating in the 12-to-34 demographic, up 20 percent from the Season 2 finale.

About 7.6 million total viewers tuned in to the telecast. "Jersey Shore"'s third season is the top TV show of the year in the 12-to-34 demographic.

Season to date, "Jersey Shore" is up 35 percent from its second season average (7.7 vs. 5.7) in the demographic and a whopping 196 percent from its first season (7.7 vs. 2.6).