The Office Nielsen Ratings, Season 7

May 19, 2011: ‘Search Committee’

The OfficeOvernight ratings: 7.07 million viewers, 3.8/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 12, 2011: ‘Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager’

The OfficeOvernight ratings: 6.245 million viewers, 3.2/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Bones in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 5, 2011: ‘The Inner Circle’

The OfficeOvernight ratings: 6.76 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

April 28, 2011: ‘Goodbye, Michael’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 8.416 million viewers, 4.2/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 21, 2011: ‘Michael’s Last Dundies’

The OfficeOvernight ratings: 6.80 million viewers, 3.3/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Bones in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 14, 2011: ‘Training Day’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.87 million viewers, 4.0/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Bones in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

March 24, 2011: ‘Garage Sale’

The OfficeOvernight ratings: 7.07 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

February 24, 2011: ‘Todd Packer’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 6.12 million viewers, 3.2/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind American Idol and Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 17, 2011: ‘Threat Level Midnight’

The OfficeOvernight ratings: 6.41 million viewers, 3.3/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy and Bones in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 10, 2011: ‘PDA’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 6.90 million viewers, 3.5/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 3, 2011: ‘The Search’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.28 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

January 27, 2011: ‘The Seminar’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.93 million viewers, 4.0/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Bones in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 20, 2011: ‘Ultimatum’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 8.26 million viewers, 4.5/12 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading Bones in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

December 9, 2010: ‘Classy Christmas’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.18 million viewers, 3.7/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place, leading CSI in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

December 2, 2010: ‘China’

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

November 18, 2010: ‘WUPHF.COM’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.23 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

November 11, 2010: ‘Viewing Party’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.15 million viewers, 3.6/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 4, 2010: ‘Christening’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.652 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

October 28, 2010: ‘Costume Contest’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 8.07 million viewers, 4/11 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 21, 2010: ‘The Sting’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 6.87 million viewers, 3.4/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 14, 2010: ‘Sex Ed’

The OfficeFinal 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

October 7, 2010: ‘Andy’s Play’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 6.95 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

September 30, 2010: ‘Counseling’

The OfficeFinal ratings: 7.4 million viewers, 3.7/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

September 23, 2010: ‘Nepotism’

Final ratings: 8.5 million viewers, 4.4/12 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place, behind Grey’s Anatomy in 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.

21 comments

  1. I don’t think anything could have beat CSI last night with Justin Beiber on it.

    I enjoyed the episode, specially Jim and Pam. Really looking forward to the rest of the season.

  2. These ratings are incorrect. TO rose in the finals to a 4.4, very good for a 5 1/2 year old show! Compare that to last year’s finale which has a 3.3 in the valued 18-49 demo. It also rose 4 points from last year’s premiere. Compare that to:

    30 Rock: 2.6
    Community: 2.2
    Big Bang Theory: 4.8

  3. Tough to get good rating when you go against baseball playoffs. This happens every October.

  4. Very glad to see a nice increase in number of viewers, especially on a night when the episode was so great!

  5. I find it hard to believe Grey’s has more viewers than the Office. I didn’t even know that show was still on and I don’t know anyone who even watches it.

  6. Season high 18-49! It was a great episode too, so maybe the ratings will stay that high. They might even climb as we get closer to Steve’s final episodes. :(

  7. Wow, I’m surprised that The Office was behind Bones. It’s funny though because I know many, many people (like me!) who love both The Office and Bones.

  8. I like Bones as well. But The Office always takes first priority. I’m surprised it came in 3rd.

  9. I truly think that if the Office didn’t go on such long hiatuses it would have about another million viewers. I know many people who didn’t watch last night because they didn’t know it was a new episode. I don’t watch a lot of network tv but i’m guessing a lot of shows do this?

  10. 5th-highest audience total of the season for Training Day = a bump but not a flood of new viewers who tuned in for 1 reason (Will Ferrell’s debut). Probably the case that the viewers who love both Ferrell and this show were already watching or DVRing. I’m curious what the 50-minute super-Carell-finale’s ratings will be. I hope it cracks eight figures.

  11. The Office was adjusted upwards in the final ratings — 4.0 A18-49 and 7.87 million viewers!

    Also, Bones was adjusted down to a 3.5 A18-49, giving The Office first place in the timeslot in the key demo!

    [from tanster: saw that. awesome!]

  12. Woohoo! First place! We win! (and we only had to sacrifice the show’s main character to do it…) Oh, well. “It just feels good to win one.”

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