The Office Nielsen Ratings, Season 6

Friday, May 21st, 2010 | 58 comments

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May 20, 2010: ‘Whistleblower’

uOvernight ratings: 6.60 million viewers, 3.4/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 13, 2010: ‘The Chump’

dOvernight ratings: 6.575 million viewers, 3.4/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 6, 2010: ‘The Cover-Up’

dOvernight ratings: 6.85 million viewers, 3.5/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 29, 2010: ‘Body Language’

uOvernight ratings: 7.09 million viewers, 3.6/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Apr. 22, 2010: ‘Secretary’s Day’

dOvernight ratings: 6.41 million viewers, 3.3/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading CSI and Private Practice in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 25, 2010: ‘Happy Hour’

dOvernight ratings: 7.16 million viewers, 3.5/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind NCAA Basketball March Madness and Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 18, 2010: ‘New Leads’

uOvernight ratings: 7.63 million viewers, 3.6/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind NCAA Basketball March Madness in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 11, 2010: ‘St. Patrick’s Day’

dOvernight ratings: 7.50 million viewers, 3.8/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Mar. 4, 2010: ‘The Delivery’

Part 1:
uOvernight ratings: 8.71 million viewers, 4.5/12 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Grey’s Anatomy and CSI in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Part 2:
uOvernight ratings: 9.35 million viewers, 4.9/13 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Grey’s Anatomy and CSI in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Feb. 11, 2010: ‘The Manager and the Salesman’

uOvernight ratings: 7.40 million viewers, 3.7/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind CBS Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Feb. 4, 2010: ‘Sabre’

uOvernight ratings: 7.36 million viewers, 3.8/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Jan. 21, 2010: ‘The Banker’

dOvernight ratings: 7.29 million viewers, 3.7/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Dec. 10, 2009: ‘Secret Santa’

uOvernight ratings: 9.24 million viewers, 4.4/12 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading CSI and Fringe in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Dec. 3, 2009: ‘Scott’s Tots’

uOvernight ratings: 8.05 million viewers, 4.1/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Private Practice and Fringe in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 19, 2009: ‘Shareholder Meeting’

dOvernight ratings: 7.43 million viewers, 3.7/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Nov. 12, 2009: ‘Murder’

uOvernight ratings: 8.05 million viewers, 4.2/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

P.S. Numbers amended per this post. Tipster: Danny

Nov. 5, 2009: ‘Double Date’

dOvernight ratings: 7.94 million viewers, 3.9/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 29, 2009: ‘Koi Pond’

dOvernight ratings: 8.14 million viewers, 4.2/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind the World Series Game 2 and Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 22, 2009: ‘The Lover’

uOvernight ratings: 8.52 million viewers, 4.2/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 15, 2009: ‘Mafia’

dOvernight ratings: 8.08 million viewers, 4.0/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 8, 2009: ‘Niagara’

uOvernight ratings: 9.10 million viewers, 4.5/12 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Oct. 1, 2009: ‘The Promotion’

dOvernight ratings: 7.28 million viewers, 3.7/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy and CSI in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Sept. 25, 2009: ‘The Meeting’

dOvernight ratings: 7.33 million viewers, 3.8/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind season premieres of Grey’s Anatomy and CSI in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

Sept. 17, 2009: ‘Gossip’

Overnight ratings: 8.1 million viewers, 4.0/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Fringe, CSI, Grey’s Anatomy, and Supernatural in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers, NBC

Key

uMore viewers than previous episode
dLess viewers than previous episode

You can find Nielsen ratings of other seasons here.

58 comments

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  1. 58. Jimmy  

    The writers aren’t going to change anything. The ratings are fine, and writing staffs don’t write based on ratings anyway.

    TV is changing every year. You aren’t going to see Seinfeld like ratings anymore, with more channels to watch, DVR, the internet, etc.


  2. 57. chalon  

    Overall viewers basically has no bearing for renew/cancel decisions. The only thing that matters is 18-49 rating, because that’s all the advertisers care about, and The Office is by far the highest rated 18-49 scripted show that NBC has.

    Broadcast TV viewership is down basically across the board, and actually The Office has retained most of its 18-49 rating from last season. I believe it was a 4.2 average last season for new airings and a 4.1 for this season as of a couple weeks ago.

    Also, if you look at the past ratings of the show, the spring ratings are always lower than the fall ratings. Less people watch TV in the warmer months, and during sweeps you have NBA and NHL playoffs that attract the 18-34M audience that The Office gets a relatively high draw with.


  3. 56. Tyler W.  

    The average numbers for “The Office” (as well as some other NBC comedies) continue to drop. “The Office” should be fine for the year or two it apparently has left, however. But hopefully the writers are taking note that whatever they’re doing isn’t exactly working for a lot of people. Your average viewers just don’t drop 2 million for no reason.


  4. 55. griffin  

    I agree, I wouldn’t read too much into the numbers this week. The combination of the NFL draft and NBA playoffs had a big affect on the numbers this week. Next week will probably be back to normal.


  5. 54. jkfan9989  

    I think the NFL draft might have affected the ratings. It was a struggle at my house; normally, we watch and DVR The Office, and DVR Fringe. With only two tuners, the draft was a problem, since my husband absolutely will not miss it!


  6. 53. ChristmasGoose  

    Wonder what was going on. ‘Community’ and ’30 Rock’ had series lows! At least ‘The Office’ won its slot…


  7. 52. Denise (ddker)  

    [from tanster: thanks denise! :) ]


  8. 51. Mitch  

    30 rock got more viewers because march madness ended on the west coast. The office was great but i didn’t watch it until later on the internet because march madness was on. Nothing can compete with march madness!


  9. 50. Andrew  

    The ratings have been really solid for The Office this year. Far and away NBC’s highest rated scripted show in the demos. Great to see!


  10. 49. ChristmasGoose  

    The Office is starting to beat “Grey’s” (It got the same demo, but less viewers) and that show has really fallen.

    End on a high, though for season seven!


  11. 48. Claire  

    @ 47. jkfan9989 — I agree. That is weird. A LOT more people tuned in later. I guess people got bored with Grey’s half way through. haha


  12. 47. jkfan9989  

    Woo-hoo! FINALLY beat Grey’s in 18-49! Way to go, Office!

    Isn’t it weird that Delivery Part 2 had more overall viewers than Part 1?


  13. 46. ChristmasGoose  

    Wow! Awesome Numbers which were better than “Niagara.” And it was on NBC.

    Well this show isn’t going anywhere for a long time.


  14. 45. ChristmasGoose  

    Good Numbers. Getting closer to competition…

    However, I think that promotion on NBC is lackluster many times. I think “The Office” and “30 Rock” get good (not great) promotion, but “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” hardly get any.

    Hope to see the numbers rise when “The Delivery” airs.


  15. 44. MalonesCones  

    Considering The Office went against a MONSTER turnout for the Survivor Heroes vs Villains premiere, this is a good number.


  16. 43. Chris  

    Ratings were higher for the Xmas episode because there was no Grey’s Anatomy. Good to see a higher rating but don’t think it is going to be that way once Grey’s comes back.


  17. 42. Long Tim  

    The ratings will now be higher because they now use a different system to determine ratings. They finally include online viewings and DVR recordings.


  18. 41. what's the dealio?  

    Nice! Great ratings, great Christmas episode! Glad so many people were watching!


  19. 40. Fired Guy  

    This season needs MORE Angela. Please, writers, if you’re reading this, write more Angela. She had more lines in the last episode, that’s why the ratings were higher (just kidding). Loved this season so far.


  20. 39. Danielle  

    It figures, the one episode I’m not loving all that much, is number one in the ratings. Yay Office!

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