The Office Fan Ratings, Season 9

After each episode of The Office airs, fans rate it on a scale of 1 to 10.
Here are the ratings for Season 9.

  1. 9.24-25 Finale (Avg Rating: 9.58/10)
  2. 9.22-23 A.A.R.M. (Avg Rating: 9.42/10)
  3. 9.21 Livin’ the Dream (Avg Rating: 9.07/10)
  4. 9.07 The Whale (Avg Rating: 8.41/10)
  5. 9.08 The Target (Avg Rating: 8.19/10)
  6. 9.12 Customer Loyalty (Avg Rating: 8.14/10)
  7. 9.06 The Boat (Avg Rating: 8.10/10)
  8. 9.18 Promos (Avg Rating: 8.08/10)
  9. 9.20 Paper Airplane (Avg Rating: 8.01/10)
  10. 9.09 Dwight Christmas (Avg Rating: 8.00/10)
  11. 9.01 New Guys (Avg Rating: 7.89/10)
  12. 9.04 Work Bus (Avg Rating: 7.86/10)
  13. 9.16 Moving On (Avg Rating: 7.81/10)
  14. 9.03 Andy’s Ancestry (Avg Rating: 7.71/10)
  15. 9.11 Suit Warehouse (Avg Rating: 7.60/10)
  16. 9.10 Lice (Avg Rating: 7.47/10)
  17. 9.15 Couples Discount (Avg Rating: 7.35/10)
  18. 9.13 Junior Salesman (Avg Rating: 7.205/10)
  19. 9.02 Roy’s Wedding (Avg Rating: 7.200/10)
  20. 9.19 Stairmageddon (Avg Rating: 6.91/10)
  21. 9.14 Vandalism (Avg Rating: 6.67/10)
  22. 9.05 Here Comes Treble (Avg Rating: 6.64/10)
  23. 9.17 The Farm (Avg Rating: 5.59/10)

See past ratings in the Fan Ratings Archive.

58 thoughts on “The Office Fan Ratings, Season 9”

  1. Wow! 9.58! Finale totally deserved it for being the perfect ending.

    Also, Tanster, when will the Survivor poll be opening?

  2. They are worthy of 9’s. These last two episodes have brought everything we love from the entire series together, as well as providing closure. Dwight was made manager, Dwight & Angela got engaged, Jim & Pam solidified their relationship by calling back to past moments. So sad to see it end, yet so satisfying to see such great episodes.

  3. I think the last two episodes certainly deserve 9’s as they have some of the better moments within the series since the beginning. Let’s hope the Finale seals the deal.

  4. Well, it’s happened again. Good episode but I think this might be the highest rated ever right?

    [from tanster: correct, it’s the highest rated episode since officetally started tracking fan ratings in season 4!]

  5. @#50 Yeah, I totally agree but I still thought it was worth mentioning. We have been really thirsty for a great episode, and we got one so we ranked it higher than it may have ranked in a different situation. I do think it would do well against most episodes in the series, maybe top-20?

  6. #49 – I guess it’s kind of weird when you put it like that, but when I see these fan ratings, I don’t usually read too much into the points, but look more into where it ranked against other episodes of that season alone. I am sure if there was ever a survivor poll against every single episode, then Livin’ The Dream might not beat episodes like the ones you listed.

    [from tanster: i think that’s an accurate assessment!]

  7. Unless I am mistaken, Living The Dream is ranked as the 3rd best episode ever? I did enjoy the episode, but how on earth was this ranked higher than Niagara? It was even ranked higher than Goodbye Michael. Broke, and Garage sale look like they are the only episodes to ever score higher. Wow. Not to take anything away from Living the dream, but I just don’t get it. I do very much hope to see The Finale be scored as the highest ever though.

  8. I’m glad to see “Livin’ the Dream” crack the 9 barrier. It was well-deserved, and easily one of the best episodes the show has done since season seven.

  9. I agree with Toby97; I’m glad to see Livin’ the Dream rank so highly. Let’s hope the last 2 are equally as awesome. I’d love to see the Finale as #1 for the season. :o)

  10. Wow Paper Airplane is up WAY too high. Just goes to show if you want an Office episode to rank high here, take an epsiode that is completely forgettable and put a 30-second JAM moment on the end of it.

  11. Sorry to see The Farm ranked so low. I thought it was an enjoyable ep.

    [from tanster: me too!]

  12. Aw that’s a shame. I thought we were going to be able to go through the season with every episode being 6+. But I guess all seasons have their bad episodes, and this episode was not meant to be an actual episode. I still think they should have aired the original pilot and not included the added, unneeded material. But Hey Ho, I have a good feeling about Promos!

  13. I wonder if the rating for The Farm would’ve been higher if it had aired as its original form early in the season. Since it’s near the end, I’m sure some people feel it was a “wasted” half-hour. I enjoyed it though you can see the spin-off within it. At least they’re following up with more this week.

  14. TANSTER: ANY SHOT of a Seasons 1, 2 &/or 3 Survivor Poll? Or, with the series conclusion imminent, a grand scale Office “SERIES SURVIVOR” with, say, the top 10 episodes of each season?

  15. I’m shocked to see Here Comes The Treble get the lowest score. I thought it was a fun episode, a lot better than Junior Salesman – so many weird characters in an episode. But from what I saw from previous seasons, any episodes where Jim & Pam aren’t happy, those episodes are not going to get a good score.

  16. I don’t understand why everyone here is freaking out about the Brian stuff. I guarantee you that Jam are going to be fine at the end of the season, so what’s wrong with a little drama and angst in between? Honestly, The Office has been so boring and at a sitcom level ever since Michael left and they put their two best characters (Jim & Pam) on the backburner. I don’t care about Erin and Pete, and honestly Andy has been so annoying. The only reason I’ve always watched the show is for Jim, Pam, Michael and Dwight — and all those characters haven’t been given the time they deserve. I’m so happy that they’re finally showing us that Jam’s relationship isn’t perfect. They’re a real couple so they deserve real problems — it makes the happier times so much more enjoyable.

  17. The fans have made things very clear: beyond accepting the notion that Brian exists and he is sympathetic at least to Pam, thus explaining the very good rating for “Customer Survey”, they A) do NOT want him to play a major role this far into the final season and B) do NOT want Jim and Pam’s legitimate and interesting personal difficulties to get tied up in Brian or frankly, any other character on this show.

  18. The low ratings for last week are probably a reflection of how silly the Jim/Pam/Other Guy plot was than any genuine drama resulting from it. The story is forced and unnecessary.

  19. @remember to call Brian’s feelings for Pam or her relationship with Jim may or may not be realistic, but here’s the thing: I just don’t care. I don’t want to waste any time in the last ten episodes of the series learning about Brian’s unrequited love for Pam. I’m not going to care anything about him or how he relates to the characters I’ve been following for nine seasons. It’s a tired diversion to seemingly generate drama and it’s taking time away from stories I’d like to hear.

  20. Based on recent ratings, Average Office Fan’s brain works like this:

    When presented with something unrealistic (Roy’s Wedding, Here Comes Treble): “CANCEL THIS SHOW NOW. THE OFFICE IS DEAD.”

    When presented with something very realistic (Vandalism): *cue Michael’s “NO! No, God, NO! NOOOOOOOOOO!” from “Frame Toby”*

    Honestly, doesn’t it make sense that Brian, having spent almost 8 years observing Pam, has either fallen in love with her or feels protective (like a brother) of her and her perfect relationship with Jim?

    And what degree of realism do the writers need to achieve, Average Office Fan?

  21. @Karen Especially if they do it in such a hamfisted, nonsensical manner. Note the difference in rankings between Customer Loyalty and Vandalism. Write some realistic Jim/Pam strife and people will be on board. Write ridiculous love triangle stories and kiss the ratings goodbye.

  22. These fan ratings are weird!! My own list would be very different!!

    [ from tanster: i know, i thought they were weird, too. oh well. that’s how the numbers crunched… ]

  23. Hey I just noticed Andy’s Ancestry has a rating of 7.71, it should be moved up above Suit Warehouse

    [ from tanster: nice catch, fixed. thanks! ]

  24. @#23 The writers don’t need any hints. The final season is pretty much already written. I don’t see the OT fan rankings having much influence.

  25. Hmm…what could these rankings mean? All the non-Andy episodes are in the top 4, all the Andy episodes are in the bottom…
    Hint, hint, writers.

  26. I echo the sentiments of everyone saying they’re surprised with 8.00 on the dot for Dwight Christmas. I guess people didn’t like belshnickel (i wasn’t a fan). But I thought the episode had a lot of good things going for it including some good Jim Pam moments and lots of good lines by minor characters.

  27. Speechless how this didn’t score higher. By far the best episode of the season – even “The Whale” doesn’t touch this by a long shot. I’ve seen every episode of this show multiple times and this was season 2-3 caliber easy.

  28. I must say the season is doing pretty good so far based off the scores. Shame the viewership is down…

  29. #15 I agree I also like a balanced show.. and Andy is about 70% as funny as Michael lol but i do like the change of pace he has brought

  30. This seems about right to me also. #14 I’m sorry about not liking the Andy stuff, but it’s just not funny to me. Michael being the center was a little different due to Steve’s brillance. I like a more balanced show where each character gets to shine in their own way.:)

  31. Through 5 episodes my rankings are: 1) Work Bus 2) Andys Ancestry 3) Here Comes Treble 4) New Guys 5) Roys Wedding… I wish people would quit hating on the Andy Storylines

  32. Too much Andy & Erin. Best was conference room with Pam and Jim fighting amongst the singing (too funny)and the reactions of Clark & Creed.

  33. 6.64, sounds about right. I thought it was clearly the worst episode thus far. I would have given it a low 7, but then again I always rank these episodes above the average grade.

  34. What?? I mean…”Work Bus” was definitely better than “New Guys”! I literally had to turn off my television during the episode because it was so bad. I smiled all throughout this week’s episode…and I’m a die-hard!

  35. The lowest rated episode from Season Four was a 7.29. Don’t see Seasons 1-3 but I’d imagine the worst of any of those seasons was a 7.50. And episode 2 already is at 7.20. Says a lot considering these are die hard fans voting on this site.

  36. The emphasis on Jim & Pam is a welcome return to form. But as far as the comedy goes, it’s much closer to Season 8 than Season 2.

  37. I had high expectations for this season (which is surprising after last season). That being said, I’ve looked for reasons *not* to like the show rather than reasons *to* like it. I must say, I’ve absolutely loved the first two episodes. I’ve said this many times before, but they really had a retro feel to them. Definitely felt more like the earlier seasons rather than the past couple. Andy’s character is being used much, much better than last season (though I still wish he’d be more like Andy from seasons 4-6). The new guys have fit in much better than I’d have expected. Finally, Nellie actually makes sense now. Last season was ridiculous for her character, at least after she took over for Andy without asking anyone. That was unrealistic and just too far out there for a ‘documentary’ style show. Her new roles is more believable and I like the tension between her and Andy (and, seemingly, now Dwight).

    I haven’t looked forward to new Office episodes as much as I am this season in quite a while. Can’t wait to see how the new Jim/Pam story unfolds…. very compelling!

  38. I like Roy’s Wedding much better than the previous one. The New Jim is instantly likeable. I am now officially a Peterin shipper. Sorry Andy.

  39. If they keep this dynamic going, it’s going to make for a great season. I actually like The Office as an ensemble cast, rather than focusing on whomever the boss is.

  40. Shocked it got that low of a score. One of the better in a long time and Jim and Pam’s story set up was stellar.

  41. I give it a strong 9! Is it just me or did that episode fly by very quickly…? Oh well I loved it.

    tanster, I had a quick question…do you have any idea if anyone one from the cast will drop by the OTCR anytime this season?

    [ from tanster: no plans right now. we’ll see! :) ]

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