The Office Nielsen Ratings, Season 5

May 14, 2009: ‘Company Picnic’

dOvernight ratings: 6.72 million viewers, 3.5/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 2nd place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49, behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Past ratings after the jump.

May 7, 2009: ‘Cafe Disco’

uOvernight ratings: 7.71 million viewers, 3.8/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 2nd place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49, behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 30, 2009: ‘Casual Friday’

uOvernight ratings: 7.31 million viewers, 3.7/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 2nd place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49, behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 23, 2009: ‘Broke’

dOvernight ratings: 7.21 million viewers, 3.7/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 2nd place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49, behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 16, 2009: ‘Heavy Competition’

uOvernight ratings: 8.24 million viewers, 4.1/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 1st place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49!
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 9, 2009: ‘The Michael Scott Paper Company’

uOvernight ratings: 7.94 million viewers, 3.9/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 1st place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49!
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 9, 2009: ‘Dream Team’

dOvernight ratings: 7.20 million viewers, 3.3/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: The Office was 2nd place in this timeslot in rating/share 18-49, behind Survivor
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 26, 2009: ‘Two Weeks’

uOvernight ratings: 8.445 million viewers, 4.3/11 rating/share 18-49.
Competition: Grey’s Anatomy, Hell’s Kitchen, NCAA Basketball
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 19, 2009: ‘New Boss’

uOvernight ratings: 7.953 million viewers, 3.9/10 rating/share 18-49.
Competition: Grey’s Anatomy, NCAA Basketball
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 12, 2009: ‘Golden Ticket’

dOvernight ratings: 7.513 million viewers, 4.0/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 5, 2009: ‘Blood Drive’

dOvernight ratings: 8.627 million viewers, 4.5/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Feb. 12, 2009: ‘Lecture Circuit Pt. 2’

uOvernight ratings: 8.887 million viewers, 4.6/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Feb. 5, 2009: ‘Lecture Circuit Pt. 1’

dOvernight ratings: 8.396 million viewers, 4.3/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Feb. 1, 2009: ‘Stress Relief’

From press release:

Last night, the special one-hour telecast of “The Office,” which aired following NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLIII, set new ratings records for the award-winning comedy, according to time zone-adjusted “fast national” “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Sunday from 10:40-11:40 p.m. ET, “The Office” averaged a 10.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 22.0 million viewers overall. This marks a new series record for “The Office” and the highest 18-49 rating and biggest overall viewership for any NBC entertainment telecast in more than four and a half years (since the May 13, 2004 telecast of “ER”).

An estimated 37.7 million persons watched all or part of Sunday’s telecast of “The Office” (six minutes or more).

Yowsah!

Jan. 22, 2009: ‘Prince Family Paper’

uOvernight ratings: 8.739 million viewers, 4.6/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Jan. 15, 2009: ‘The Duel’

dOvernight ratings: 8.346 million viewers, 4.3/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Dec. 11, 2008: ‘Moroccan Christmas’

uOvernight ratings: 8.79 million viewers, 4.8/12 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Dec. 4, 2008: ‘The Surplus’

dOvernight ratings: 8.33 million viewers, 4.3/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 20, 2008: ‘Frame Toby’

uOvernight ratings: 8.4 million viewers, 4.3/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 13, 2008: ‘Business Trip’

dOvernight ratings: 8.18 million viewers, 4.0/9 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 6, 2008: ‘Customer Survey’

dOvernight ratings: 8.35 million viewers, 4.2/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 30, 2008: ‘Employee Transfer’

uOvernight ratings: 9.32 million viewers, 4.7/12 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 23, 2008: ‘Crime Aid’

dOvernight ratings: 7.74 million viewers, 4.0/10 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 16, 2008: ‘Baby Shower’

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

Oct. 9, 2008: ‘Business Ethics’

dOvernight ratings: 8.998 million viewers, 4.6/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Sept. 25, 2008: ‘Weight Loss’

Overnight ratings: 9.195 million viewers, 4.9/11 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Key

uMore viewers than previous episode
dLess viewers than previous episode

You can find Nielsen ratings of other seasons here.

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