The Office: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Office ratingsHere are the latest ratings for The Office TV series. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is gone so Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) has taken on his role as the new regional manager of Dunder Mifflin. The eighth season of The Office typically airs Thursday nights at 9pm on the NBC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if The Office will be cancelled or renewed for a ninth season. Check out our NBC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Episode 08-24: Thursday, 05/10/12 (season finale)
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.49 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.77 in the demo with 5.39 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-23: Thursday, 05/03/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 4.44 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.79 in the demo with 5.42 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-22: Thursday, 04/26/12
2.1 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 4.17 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.81 in the demo with 5.47 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-21: Thursday, 04/19/12
2.2 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 4.35 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.84 in the demo with 5.53 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-20: Thursday, 04/12/12
2.2 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 4.39 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.88 in the demo with 5.59 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-19: Thursday, 03/15/12
2.4 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 4.87 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.91 in the demo with 5.65 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-18: Thursday, 03/08/12
2.6 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 4.89 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.94 in the demo with 5.70 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-17: Thursday, 03/01/12
2.5 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 4.95 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.96 in the demo with 5.74 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-16: Thursday, 02/23/12
2.6 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 5.02 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.99 in the demo with 5.79 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-15: Thursday, 02/16/12
2.3 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 4.38 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.01 in the demo with 5.85 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-14: Thursday, 02/09/12
2.5 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 5.19 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.06 in the demo with 5.95 million.
Demo average rank: #2 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-13: Thursday, 02/02/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 5.31 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.11 in the demo with 6.01 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-12: Thursday, 01/19/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 6.07 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.13 in the demo with 6.07 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-11: Thursday, 01/12/12
2.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.90 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.15 in the demo with 6.07 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-10: Thursday, 12/08/11
2.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.79 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.17 in the demo with 6.09 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-09: Thursday, 12/01/11
2.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 5.71 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.20 in the demo with 6.12 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-08: Thursday, 11/17/11
2.9 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 5.55 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.24 in the demo with 6.17 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-07: Thursday, 11/10/11
3.0 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 5.96 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.29 in the demo with 6.27 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-06: Thursday, 11/03/11
3.2 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 6.15 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.33 in the demo with 6.32 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-05:
2.9 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 5.53 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.36 in the demo with 6.35 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 08-04: Thursday, 10/13/11
3.3 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 6.08 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.5 in the demo with 6.56 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 08-03: Thursday, 10/6/11:
3.2 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 5.82 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.5 in the demo with 6.72 million.
Demo average rank: #1 of 11 scripted TV shows currently on the network.

Episode 08-02: Thursday, 9/29/11
Week two brought another loss with a 10% decline in the demo; a 3.5 rating and 6.7 million. It continues to be NBC’s best-performing show by nearly an entire demo point.
Season average: 3.7 demo with 7.17 million.

Episode 08-01: Thursday, 9/22/11
If there was a lot of anticipation about who would replace Michael, you couldn’t tell by the season premiere. It debuted to a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.64 million viewers. That’s a solid number –especially for NBC these days — but that’s a year-to-year decline of 13%. There’s nothing to worry about though since The Office is still the network’s highest-rated series.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.31 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like The Office TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a ninth season?

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8 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. says

    Ya.. honestly can say with out steve carrel the shows gone down hill, Ed helms isnt bad but his characters not someone you want in that position and recently *spoiler* the added some random women.

    I personally have never seen before to fill the spot. So seriously i dunno if there purposely trying to screw the show up or if there trying to tie in some British version of the Office with it. This is getting pretty garbage cant even stomach half the season.

    It seems like they brought in new writers because the big bits for me were dwights extremity’s, and Jim doing his pranks on people, Michelle’s over the top ness. When Michelle left they introduced a few people one of which was jump carry dunno why they didn’t take him in the show or if that was just for a cameo…

    Not at all a fan personally of will feral.. wasn’t to happy with him being there but honestly i believe Jim carry could have filled the spot the shows just not what it used to be and i really don’t even fill like watching.

    I tune in on occasion like apparently lots of folks to according to the ratings, to see if its getting back to its roots… but it just keeps digging that hole deeper.

  2. Jake says

    I think we need a cameo by Steve Carrel. Also there needs to be more interaction/pranks between Jim and Dwight. I really don’t like Andy as the boss. Jim and Pam have lost my interest, they have stopped being the perfect, love at first sight couple they were and now a boring normal couple (not saying normal couples are boring).

  3. Craig says

    The number 1 show for the network but only third in the time slot. Some executive at NBC will be looking for work soon.

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