‘The Office’ premiere week ratings

Here are excerpts from NBC’s press release:

Thursday’s seventh season premiere of “The Office” was up 7 percent in 18-49 versus its year-ago season premiere, which ran against rebroadcasts of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and CBS’s “CSI,” while this year’s season debut faced original episodes of those competing series. This was the top-rated episode of “The Office” in both adults 18-49 and total viewers since the March 4 episode featuring the birth of Jim and Pam’s baby.

“The Office” ranked #1 in its time period in adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos and #2 in adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and topping the season debut of CBS’s “CSI” in the demo by a 29 percent margin.

“The Office” ranked #9 (tied) among all primetime programs this week in adults 18-49 and was #4 among adults 18-34 (excludes all football pre-game and post-game telecasts).

Thursday from 9-9:31 p.m. ET, the seventh season premiere of “The Office” (4.4/12 in adults 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall) was up 7 percent in 18-49 versus its year-ago season premiere (a 4.1 on September 17, 2009), which ran against rebroadcasts of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and CBS’s “CSI,” while this year’s season debut faced original episodes of those competing series.

This was the top-rated episode of “The Office” in both adults 18-49 and total viewers since the March 4 episode featuring the birth of Jim and Pam’s baby. Versus its average in the most recent May sweep, “The Office” was up 26 percent in 18-49 rating and 25 percent or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (8.5 million vs. 6.8 million).

In its time period, “The Office” was #1 in adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos – men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 – and #2 in adults 18-49 behind only ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and ahead of the season debut of CBS’s “CSI” by a 29 percent margin or one full rating point (4.4 vs. 3.4).

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