Ratings: Office Send-Off Draws Good Crowd

Steve Carell’s long-gestating and super-sized adieu to The Office was watched by at least 8.1 million total viewers and drew a 4.1 demo rating, representing a 20 percent week-to-week gain and the NBC comedy’s best numbers since January 20. Those tallies could inch higher once the 10 minutes of Parks and Rec overlap is abacus’d out of the equation.

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Me: How much did you love them revealing the “trophy” moment we’ve seen in the opening credits all these years?

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Elsewhere this Thursday:

8/7c | American Idol topped the night with 19 million total viewers and a 5.5 demo rating, on par with its week-ago results show. The Big Bang Theory returned to 10.5 mil and a 3.2 rating, dipping 10 percent in the demo; lead-out Rules Of Engagement (7.77 mil/2.3) hit a season-low demo. Over on NBC, Community (3.6 mil/1.5) saw a tiny uptick in viewers while the 8:30 Office repeat (3.15 mil/1.5) improved on Paul Reiser‘s demos by a good 65 percent. The CW’s Vampire Diaries (2.6 mil/1.2) staked a 9 percent gain in the demo.

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9/8c | CSI (10.5 million) and Grey’s Anatomy (10.3 mil) virtually tied in total audience. Versus their previous fresh outings, Grey’s plunged 26 percent in the demo from its musical episode (to a 3.5), while CSI dropped 21 percent to a series-low 2.3. Opposite all-new competition, Bones (9.8 mil/2.8) was down 12 percent, and bubble show Nikita (1.74 mil/0.6!) slid 14 percent. Not good, Nik.

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10/9c | The Mentalist was the night’s most watched scripted program with 13.3 million total viewers, though its 2.6 demo rating marked a 15-percent drop. Private Practice (6.66 mil/2.2) fell 12 percent and 23 percent, respectively. In half hour-later slots, Parks and Recreation (4.65 mil/2.3) did typical numbers, but 30 Rock (4 mil/1.9) was down 14 percent.

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What were you watching this Thursday?

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  1. BRETT says:

    Hm. Thought it would have gotten a bigger bump in overall viewers.

  2. Jodi says:

    Nikita was pre-empted in Chicago for a Cubs game (and they lost in embarrassing fashion), and did not air until midnight. That has to be taken into consideration, right?

    • Nyles says:

      The Office did not air in either Oregon or parts of Washington due to the Trail Blazers televised basketball game and still it did really well in it’s overall ratings considering two states could not see it. Given that factor, I thik the Office did spectacular.

  3. Jamie says:

    Okay, but I just have to say that the GA musical episode was plugged and promoted on ABC like nobody’s business and after it aired, Grey’s had a month off followed by almost no promotion for it’s first new return episode. Considering there’s no real comparison between this episodes promotion and the pull out all the stops GA musical episode and also that it was up against the last episode of Michael Scott on The Office, I think Grey’s Anatomy did really well ratings-wise actually.

  4. mawhi says:

    Wow, half of the people watching The Office that turned the TV off when Parks and Rec started- ya missed out.

  5. AlistairCrane says:

    The only show I watch on Thursdays is The Vampire Diaries. It was a good one last night!

  6. bbt says:

    The Big Bang Theory got better ratings than it deserved imo. So glad Vampire Diaries ratings are up. Way to go TVD.

  7. fernando says:

    Im getting tried of Private Practice going up in ratings one week and then dropping and then rasing tand then dropping, come on people this is a great show, stop ditching it.