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.”

  13. It amazes me how some of the funniest episodes, like Dwight K. Schrute Acting Manager, and Michael’s Last Dundies, get low ratings, yet unfunny episodes like Training Day get high ones. I think The Inner Circle ruined DKSAM from getting higher ratings.

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