The Office Nielsen Ratings, Season 8

May 10, 2012: ‘Free Family Portrait Studio’

dOvernight ratings: 4.44 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 3, 2012: ‘Turf War’

uOvernight ratings: 4.44 million viewers, 2.3/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 26, 2012: ‘Fundraiser’

dFinal ratings: 4.17 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 19, 2012: ‘Angry Andy’

dOvernight ratings: 4.31 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 12, 2012: ‘Welcome Party’

dFinal ratings: 4.39 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind The Big Bang Theory (r), Grey’s Anatomy, and Touch.
Source: TV By The Numbers

March 15, 2012: ‘Get The Girl’

dOvernight ratings: 4.88 million viewers, 2.3/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy (note: March Madness basketball also on during this time)
Source: TV By The Numbers

March 8, 2012: ‘Last Day In Florida’

uOvernight ratings: 4.97 million viewers, 2.6/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

March 1, 2012: ‘Test The Store’

dOvernight ratings: 4.95 million viewers, 2.5/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place leading reruns of Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 23, 2012: ‘After Hours’

uFinal ratings: 5.02 million viewers, 2.6/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 16, 2012: ‘Tallahassee’

dOvernight ratings: 4.34 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 9, 2012: ‘Special Project’

dOvernight ratings: 5.16 million viewers, 2.5/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 2, 2012: ‘Jury Duty’

dOvernight ratings: 5.27 million viewers, 2.7/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 19, 2012: ‘Pool Party’

uFinal ratings: 6.02 million viewers, 3.0/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 12, 2012: ‘Trivia’

uFinal ratings: 5.90 million viewers, 2.9/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

December 8, 2011: ‘Christmas Wishes’

uOvernight ratings: 5.80 million viewers, 2.9/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

December 1, 2011: ‘Mrs. California’

uOvernight ratings: 5.74 million viewers, 2.9/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place leading Bones and CMA Country Christmas.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 17, 2011: ‘Gettysburg’

dFinal ratings: 5.50 million viewers, 2.9/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 1st place leading Bones and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 10, 2011: ‘Pam’s Replacement’

dOvernight ratings: 5.88 million viewers, 3.0/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 3, 2011: ‘Doomsday’

uOvernight ratings: 6.05 million viewers, 3.1/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 27, 2011: ‘Spooked’

dFinal ratings: 5.53 million viewers, 2.9/7 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind the epic World Series Game 6 and Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 13, 2011: ‘Garden Party’

dOvernight ratings: 6.05 million viewers, 3.2/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 6, 2011: ‘Lotto’

dOvernight ratings: 5.71 million viewers, 3.1/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind The X Factor.
Source: TV By The Numbers

September 29, 2011: ‘The Incentive’

dOvernight ratings: 6.60 million viewers, 3.4/9 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

September 22, 2011: ‘The List’

Overnight ratings: 7.63 million viewers, 3.9/10 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind The X Factor and Grey’s Anatomy.
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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