The Office Nielsen ratings, Season 9

All ratings data from 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.

September 27, 2012: ‘Roy’s Wedding’

d Final ratings: 4.13 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee.

October 4, 2012: ‘Andy’s Ancestry’

u Final ratings: 4.14 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee.

October 18, 2012: ‘Work Bus’

u Final 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)

October 25, 2012: ‘Here Comes Treble’

d Final 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)

November 8, 2012: ‘The Boat’

u Final 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)

November 15, 2012: ‘The Whale’

d Final ratings: 4.16 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.

November 29, 2012: ‘The Target’

d Final ratings: 3.88 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Grey’s Anatomy, Person of Interest, and Glee.

December 6, 2012: ‘Dwight Christmas’

u Overnight ratings: 4.175 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.

January 10, 2013: ‘Lice’

u Final ratings: 4.54 million viewers, 2.2/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.

January 17, 2013: ‘Suit Warehouse’

d Final ratings: 4.15 million viewers, 2.1/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.

January 24, 2013: ‘Customer Loyalty’

u Final ratings: 4.19 million viewers, 2.0/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Glee.

January 31, 2013: ‘Junior Salesman’

u Final ratings: 4.45 million viewers, 2.1/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.

January 31, 2013: ‘Vandalism’

d Final ratings: 3.97 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.

February 7, 2013: ‘Couples Discount’

u Final ratings: 4.15 million viewers, 2.1/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.

February 14, 2013: ‘Moving On’

d Final ratings: 4.06 million viewers, 2.0/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy.

March 14, 2013: ‘The Farm’

d Final ratings: 3.54 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 4th place behind Person of Interest, Grey’s Anatomy, and Glee.

April 4, 2013: ‘Promos’

d Final 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.

April 11, 2013: ‘Stairmageddon’

u Final ratings: 3.83 million viewers, 1.9/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Glee.

April 25, 2013: ‘Paper Airplane’

d Final 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)

May 2, 2013: ‘Livin’ the Dream’

u Final ratings: 3.51 million viewers, 1.8/5 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Two and a Half Men.

May 9, 2013: ‘A.A.R.M.’

u Final ratings: 4.56 million viewers, 2.3/6 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 3rd place behind Grey’s Anatomy and Person of Interest.

May 16, 2013: ‘Finale’

u Final ratings: 5.69 million viewers, 3.0/8 rating/share 18-49.
Placement: 2nd place behind Grey’s Anatomy.

Key

u More viewers than previous episode
d Less viewers than previous episode

You can find Nielsen ratings of other seasons here.

56 comments

  1. The numbers make me sad. I am really hoping lots of the old fans come back. After last night I have no doubt Greg will take this out on top.

  2. The Office and Parks and Rec ratings made me sad!! Overall, NBC night was weak… such a shame, considering we got 2 awesome episodes last night…

  3. One last question, will Gabe be back this season as a regular??? Last night he didn’t show up (I guess he was in Florida), but I really hope we’ll get to see him in the background once a week :P…

  4. @creedfan, I wondered where Gabe was too, but remember the company isn’t run by Sabre any more. It might be because Sabre is no more. Or maybe he works with David Wallace at the head office.

  5. Could it been the lack of advertisements, maybe? A few days ago I happened to watch NBC over a period of a couple hours and there wasn’t a single Office promo. I only saw the first one on about Tuesday. That may have been just me, though…

  6. Wow, this makes me incredibly sad. I’m quite disappointed with TV viewers these days. I guess it was a good call to end the Office now.

  7. All of NBC’s ratings are poor. The ratings for The Office probably won’t go up until the very end or unless Carell comes back.

  8. I really think they are gearing up to take this series out with the big bang that they need after seeing Roy’s Wedding. I hope old fans will come back for this last journey.

  9. I’m honestly not surprised. Season 8 was pretty awful and drove a lot of the fans away. I’m only still around because of Jim and Pam.

  10. You might want to check again, Tanster. Final numbers were much worse.

    [ from tanster: thanks! now revised. ]

  11. I’m with you #10, I had one foot out the door untill I heard Greg was back in charge. I’m here to see how Jim and Pam play out. They are what hooked me in and the absolute only reason I stayed with the show.

  12. I think Season 8 was very good. This episode was much better than the previous one. I have high hopes for Season 9.

    I watch the show for Erin and want to know if she finds what she is looking for.

  13. At this rate, there will probably be about 30 people watching by the time the series finale is aired in May.

  14. pete (13) I agree, season 8 was good, and I watch the show now for Erin. But I hate what has happened with Andy this season – whose idea was that?!? And there are so few laughs now.

  15. Too many fans have left over the past 2 years. While some of you are watching for Erin and Andy. I pretty much quit watching because of the focus on them. I’m just thrilled Jim and Pam have a story. Something that was lacking for way too long. The numbers don’t lie, people did not connect with the Erin/Andy romance.

  16. Karen, people quit because of many reasons. After 8 years, it is not unreasonable that viewers start to lose interest. Others might have left because Steve is no longer in the show.

    I like Erin much more than Andy/Erin. In fact I now cheer for Pete.

  17. I think the Office isn’t in for the ratings anymore. This season is all about finishing one of the greatest shows ever on their own terms.

    Who cares about the ratings anymore? Those that have stayed on Tally and have kept on watching every Thursday are the real dedicated fans in my honest opinion. I’ve only been on this site for only a year and it stinks to hear people say that “we have lost viewers the past few years.”

    Let’s all forget and ignore the numbers!

  18. Trent, I agree we shouldn’t worry about the numbers. It is all about finishing the show with a great year.
    Pete, I know people have left for many reasons. I also know many people that did watch couldn’t take the whole Erin/Andy will they won’t they story that went on for 3 years. I will defend JAM and the lack of stories they had were a big mistake for this show.

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