The Office is week’s top comedy

From press release:

‘THE OFFICE’ IS THE #1 COMEDY OF THE WEEK AND THE SEASON IN ADULTS 18-49

Thursday from 9-9:31 p.m. ET, “The Office” (4.4/11 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among the broadcast networks in its highly competitive time period in men 18-49 and men 18-34, topping CBS’s “CSI,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and Fox’s “Kitchen Nightmares” encore in those demos.

“The Office” ranked #2 in its time period in adults and women 18-34 and men 25-54. In adults 18-49, “The Office” pulled within one tenth of a rating point of “CSI” in the race for #2 (4.4 vs. 4.5) and finished within two shares of slot leader “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Season-to-date, “The Office” is tied as the #1 comedy on television in adults 18-49 despite airing in head-to-head competition with the #1 show on the ABC schedule and the #1 show on the CBS schedule.

“The Office” has been adding an average 19 percent to its 18-49 rating when going from “live plus same day” to “live plus seven day” results. In total viewers, “The Office” has been adding an average 1.4 million viewers to its previously reported “live plus same day” numbers when “live plus seven day” viewing is counted. Counting all time shifting, “The Office” is the most time-shifted program on the major networks, gaining 51 percent in 18-49 when going from “live only” to “live plus seven.”

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