The Office Nielsen ratings, Season 9

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 | 56 comments

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May 16, 2013: ‘Finale’

uFinal ratings: 5.69 million viewers, 3.0/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 9, 2013: ‘A.A.R.M.’

uFinal ratings: 4.56 million viewers, 2.3/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.
Source: TV By The Numbers

May 2, 2013: ‘Livin’ the Dream’

uFinal ratings: 3.51 million viewers, 1.8/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Two and a Half Men.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 25, 2013: ‘Paper Airplane’

dFinal ratings: 3.25 million viewers, 1.7/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee. (NFL draft also airing at same time)
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 11, 2013: ‘Stairmageddon’

uFinal ratings: 3.83 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

April 4, 2013: ‘Promos’

dFinal ratings: 3.44 million viewers, 1.8/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and New Girl.
Source: TV By The Numbers

March 14, 2013: ‘The Farm’

dFinal ratings: 3.54 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 14, 2013: ‘Moving On’

dFinal ratings: 4.06 million viewers, 2.0/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

February 7, 2013: ‘Couples Discount’

uFinal ratings: 4.15 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 31, 2013: ‘Vandalism’

dFinal ratings: 3.97 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 31, 2013: ‘Junior Salesman’

uFinal ratings: 4.45 million viewers, 2.1/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 24, 2013: ‘Customer Loyalty’

uFinal ratings: 4.19 million viewers, 2.0/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 17, 2013: ‘Suit Warehouse’

dFinal ratings: 4.15 million viewers, 2.1/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

January 10, 2013: ‘Lice’

uFinal ratings: 4.54 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.
Source: TV By The Numbers

December 6, 2012: ‘Dwight Christmas’

uOvernight ratings: 4.175 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 29, 2012: ‘The Target’

dFinal ratings: 3.88 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 15, 2012: ‘The Whale’

dFinal ratings: 4.16 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

November 8, 2012: ‘The Boat’

uFinal ratings: 4.83 million viewers, 2.4/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest. (NFL game also going on at this time)
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 25, 2012: ‘Here Comes Treble’

dFinal ratings: 4.0 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy. (NFL and MLB games also going on at this time)
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 18, 2012: ‘Work Bus’

uFinal ratings: 4.28 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest. (NFL and MLB games also going on at this time)
Source: TV By The Numbers

October 4, 2012: ‘Andy’s Ancestry’

uFinal ratings: 4.14 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

September 27, 2012: ‘Roy’s Wedding’

dFinal ratings: 4.13 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee.
Source: TV By The Numbers

September 20, 2012: ‘New Guys’

Final ratings: 4.28 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Glee.
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.

56 comments

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  1. 56. Daniel G.  

    NBC The Office – Series Finale (9-10:15) 3.0 5.70

    It was updated Tanster. I was kinda hoping for better ratings but a 16 month high is better than nothing!


  2. 55. Vanessa Lynn Almaraz  

    I just wanted to comment on next weeks episode. I hope when the opening credits begin, that they acknowledge the entire cast as they did I believe in the Superbowl episode. I think it will be a nice tribute to the cast.


  3. 54. Paul  

    I’m wondering what the finale will get, ratings-wise. I’m assuming that it can at least hit 6 million viewers. I’m kind of hoping for 7-8, though, even though I know that’s unrealistic.


  4. 53. Kit  

    Weird to see “The Office” and “Two and Half Men” as timeslot competitors last week. Is that the first time they’ve aired at the same time?


  5. 52. DunderJAM  

    The thing is, even with such low ratings (only partially excused by NFL draft or whatever it was), NBC doesn’t really have anything with higher ratings. It has no excuse to not give us extra time for the finale.

    [from tanster: exactly!]


  6. 51. Trent  

    Man, we’re really hitting low on these ratings here.


  7. 50. brianora  

    2nd place only because Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest were reruns.


  8. 49. Bill  

    This is still a very solid show even in its ninth season. Best writers since Cheers.


  9. 48. Russel  

    @ #47: Valentine’s Day resulted in a 6% drop in overall views this year, which accounts for the 0.1 drop in the ratings.


  10. 47. Kevin's Chili Slop  

    I have to imagine that Valentine’s is a rough night for television anyway.


  11. 46. Bill  

    Seems like the ratings go up down up down.


  12. 45. Kyle  

    I don’t know if I would call this season one of the best. I’ll put it in the top 7, though.


  13. 44. Karen  

    Even with all the talk this last week, the numbers stayed the same. Makes me sad, because I believe this season is one of the best.


  14. 43. Paul  

    I’m really surprised the show has stabilized around 4 million viewers pretty consistently this season. Last season was just a downward spiral. I assume it will only increase in the last stretch of the show.

    Sad to see it go. I bet the series finale will draw 6 million. Maybe 7 if we’re lucky. But I’ll bet 6.


  15. 42. ascribe  

    Once lost an audience rarely returns. I know people who like me were viewers from the beginning, and people who only got into the show around season 5 or 6. Almost all stopped watching during season 8. I’ve tried to get friends back into it, but it doesn’t last. They say the feel of the show changed too much, the characters became too cartoony, it’s too sitcommy, too repetitive, not funny enough. And Nellie! But it’s almost inevitable that a show feels tired after this long.

    But I think one reason why “The Target” and episodes like the Dwightbaby birth seem to attract less viewers is that this arc is interminable. Since S3 it has dragged on, piling on affairs, duels, sex contracts, gay senators, giant Dwightbaby, gay affairs, car chases, hitmen etc. Some fans loathe what this plot turned into and I honestly think the wackiness of it all contributed somewhat to the derailing of the show. Most fans I know just wanted to see more plausible, grounded stories. Don’t mean to sound too harsh but it shouldn’t be that difficult.


  16. 41. Karen  

    Yes I can, sorry about that!:)


  17. 40. pete  

    @Karen, come on, can’t you just let me be delusional? ;-)


  18. 39. Karen  

    Pete, I think that was the week TO was followed by The Voice instead up All Up Night. Makes a big difference.


  19. 38. pete  

    So, The Boat has the best rating.

    Perhaps viewers really do like Andy/Erin better.


  20. 37. Daniel G.  

    At least this season seems to be critically liked. It doesn’t really matter all that much people will get around to seeing the episodes.

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