Webisodes nominated for Daytime Emmy

Last summer’s Office webisodes, The Accountants, have been nominated for a 2007 Daytime Emmy award in the brand new category of Outstanding Broadband Program — Comedy:

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for four new Emmy Awards for original entertainment programming — comedy, drama, children’s and variety created specifically for broadband, including computers, mobile phones, PDAs and similar devices.

The broadband awards will be presented June 14 in Los Angeles.

Link: Complete list of broadband nominations

Tipster: Tammy

Update on Jenna

From USA Today:

She has received well-wishes from all her Office co-stars. Steve Carell (Michael) sent flowers with a funny note. John Krasinski (Jim) wrote a “lovely e-mail.” Rainn Wilson (Dwight) placed a call to her room. But it was an NBC doc who really impressed her. “Zach Braff (Scrubs) was at the party when I fell. And bless his heart, the next day he sent a big tray of cupcakes to my hotel. In those first few days, all my husband and I did for pleasure was watch a Larry Sanders DVD and eat those cupcakes.”

Get better soon, Jenna!

Link: Fischer feeling better after big fall

NBC hires Office exec Ben Silverman

From NBC’s press release:

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ben Silverman, the prolific producer and program executive behind such television hits as “The Office,” “Ugly Betty,” and “The Biggest Loser,” as well as the man who brought “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “Big Brother” to the United States, is becoming a senior executive at NBC Universal. Silverman and veteran NBCU executive Marc Graboff have been appointed Co-Chairmen of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio.


The Office finishes strong for the season

In terms of total viewership, The Office finished 68th (8.3 million viewers) out of 142 programs for the 2006-07 season. But that doesn’t tell the whole story.

Here’s how The Office ranked compared to some other comedies:

The Office

Bales, OfficeTally’s resident ratings watcher, says:

  • For the all-critical adults 18-49 demo … this makes The Office the fourth highest ranked NBC scripted show in the demo, behind Heroes, ER, and Law and Order: SVU.

Adding a few points of my own:

  • The Office is NBC’s #1 comedy in terms of the 18-49 demo!
  • Aside from Two And A Half Men, no other non-animated 30-minute comedy beats The Office in this demographic.

Link: Complete 2006-2007 rankings at Hollywood Reporter

Tipster: bales