The Office Nielsen Ratings, Seasons 1-4

Friday, October 10th, 2008 | 131 comments

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June 5, 2008: DVR Ratings

‘The Office’ scored the highest viewer percentage increase among DVR users for the week of May 12-18 (‘Goodbye, Toby’).
Source: TV By The Numbers

Older ratings news after the jump.

May 16, 2008: ‘Goodbye, Toby’

Overnight ratings: 8.07 million viewers, 4.1/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 28, 2008: DVR Ratings

‘The Office’ scored the highest viewer percentage increase among DVR users for the week of May 5-11 (‘Job Fair’).
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 12, 2008: DVR Ratings

‘The Office’ scored the highest viewer percentage increase among DVR users for the week of April 21-27 (‘Night Out’).
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 9, 2008: ‘Job Fair’

Overnight ratings: 7.22 million viewers, 3.6/9 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 5, 2008: DVR Ratings

‘The Office’ scored the highest viewer percentage increase among DVR users for the week of April 14-20 (‘Chair Model’).
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 2, 2008: ‘Did I Stutter?’

Overnight ratings: 7.67 million viewers, 3.9/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 24, 2008: ‘Night Out’

Overnight ratings: 7.56 million viewers, 3.9/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 28, 2008: DVR Ratings

‘The Office’ scored the highest viewer percentage increase among DVR users for the week of April 7-13 (‘Dinner Party’).
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 17, 2008: ‘Chair Model’

Overnight ratings: 9.81 million viewers, 4.9/13 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 10, 2008: ‘Dinner Party’

Overnight ratings: 9.22 million viewers, 4.8/12 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 15, 2007: ‘The Deposition’

Overnight ratings: 8.86 million viewers, 4.8/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 8, 2007: ‘Survivor Man’

Overnight ratings: 8.29 million viewers, 4.3/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 1, 2007: ‘Branch Wars’

Overnight ratings: 8.39 million viewers, 4.5/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 25, 2007: ‘Local Ad’

Overnight ratings: 8.98 million viewers, 4.7/7 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 18, 2007: ‘Money’

Overnight ratings: 8.5 million viewers, 4.4/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 11, 2007: ‘Launch Party’

Overnight ratings: 8.91 million viewers, 4.7/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Top time-shifted shows ranking: #1
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 4, 2007: ‘Dunder Mifflin Infinity’

Overnight ratings: 8.49 million viewers, 4.5/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Top time-shifted shows ranking: #1
Source: TV By The Numbers

Sept. 27, 2007: ‘Fun Run’

Overnight ratings: 9.67 million viewers, 5.1/12 rating/share 18-49.
Source: Marc Berman

Top time-shifted shows ranking: #1
Source: TV By The Numbers

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131 comments

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  1. 131. Dwigt  

    I can’t tell from these numbers exactly how much more popular the show has gotten over the years. I’d like a line graph.


  2. 130. Pam Scherbatsky  

    The Office is a bit underrated in the TV world. We need more viewers!


  3. 129. Adam  

    So if I am reading this correctly, only 5.8 million people watched the office finale live? Yikes NBC


  4. 128. kate  

    I love looking at the recording numbers and thinking mine was one of those DVRs! I would die without my DVR…


  5. 127. Alison  

    Yay! Most-viewed finale! (right?)


  6. 126. Pam Scherbatsky  

    More viewers! Probably because of last week’s absurd Grey’s Anatomy. But we deserve it.


  7. 125. _bales  

    Like LovesItalianFood, I’m loving each second of the post-strike episodes too! (Awww…only two more weeks till the end of the season? Too soon!) Anyway, I think “The Office” is doing great, creatively and ratings-wise. Berman keeps listing it under “Winners”, and for good reason: it’s practically an island of high-demo performance for NBC on a tough night, in a brutal timeslot, and with practically no support or help from a lead-in (or lead-out) at all (no offense to “Scrubs” or “30 Rock”).


  8. 124. LL  

    My guess is that viewership ratings are down overall since the strike, and that the ratings for The Office were artificially inflated for the first couple of weeks because it was the *only* thing on (whereas, usually, it is not).

    Here’s hoping the ratings go back up, though!


  9. 123. g friedrichs  

    I’m of a different opinion – I don’t think the shows have been as crisp or as well written since the writer’s strike. Michael seems to be searching for his theme and the attempt at interspersed seriousness
    (Stanley stutter) undercuts the wackiness of the premise and the characters. Maybe THAT’s why viewership is off.


  10. 122. LovesItalianFood  

    I cannot say this enough….

    The post-strike episodes are AWESOME!!!!!

    Tips cap to the Office writing staff.


  11. 121. TobyFan  

    MediaWeek has an interesting bit on the ratings – comparing year over year, The Office still beat 30 Rock’s performance in the 9:00 time slot even against the new episodes of Grey’s and CSI. So even with the full point drop for The Office week over week, it’s still doing well for NBC, and especially with younger viewers.

    Link


  12. 120. the zoppity  

    I love ‘the office’ (my favorite show ever).. However, I was watching the NBA play-offs. Most of the people that I know were doing the same thing. Pretty simple explanation. Grey’s blows.


  13. 119. Pam Scherbatsky  

    Wow, that’s strange. Viewers drop. It was a strange episode, though.


  14. 118. wesley ward  

    I still will never understand why they put The Office up against Grey’s. If it was up against something else it would probably win in it’s time slot.


  15. 117. JJ  

    I bet the DVR viewer rating will be a big boost to the ratings. I wasn’t home last night to watch it, but many people who watched Grey’s were. We’ll all be watching it on the DVR.


  16. 116. dustin  

    In addition to NBA there was also NHL playoffs. It’s funny someone mentioned it being a holiday yesterday. My mail came 3 hours later than it normally would have and my brother came in and said “Is today a holiday or something?” 3 Day weekend!


  17. 115. Mike  

    Would the NBA Playoffs have anything to do with the drop in viewers?


  18. 114. Matt#2  

    The low numbers weren’t all because of CSI and Greys. In fact, both CSI and Greys had 4 million viewers less than the usually get. The Office couldn’t have lost too many viewers to these shows.

    All across the night, numbers were down. Was there some holiday I missed?

    Maybe Nielsen forgot to count a region or something…


  19. 113. Sol  

    I actually love grey’s anatomy..but i made the obvious choice in watching the office rather than grey’s…grey’s can wait =) haha


  20. 112. Danielle  

    Don’t people know, you’re supposed to watch The Office first, then watch Grey’s Anatomy so you can fast forward through the majority of commercials in the first half hour, then rewatch The Office.

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