'Office' Jumps 28% to its Top Rating Since November & 'Community' Matches a Nine-week High

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May 10th, 2013

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via press release:

  • At 8 p.m. ET, Community (1.3/5 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall) delivered week-to-week gains for a second week in a row in 18-49 rating and total viewers, with gains versus the prior week of 8 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 1.3 rating vs. a 1.2) and 18 percent in total viewers (3.141 million vs. 2.670 million), and versus two weeks ago of 30 percent in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.0) and 35 percent in total viewers (3.141 million vs. 2.327 million).
  • "Community" (1.3/5 at 8) matched its highest rating in nine weeks (since March 7) and, pending updates, is reporting its top total-viewer result since that same date.
  • in a highly competitive time period versus CBS's "Big Bang Theory," Fox's "American Idol" and ABC's "Wipeout" season premiere, "Community" tied "Idol" for #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34 (1.6 rating each from 8-8:30) and topped "Idol" in men 18-34 (1.4 vs. 1.1).
  • At 8:30, an encore telecast of "The Office" (1.1/3 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall) improved versus results for another rebroadcast in this slot two weeks ago by 22 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.1 from a 0.9) and 30 percent in total viewers (2.399 million vs. 1.842 million).
  • From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, an hour-long edition of “The Office(2.3/6 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) jumped 28 percent week to week in 18-49 rating (to a 2.3 from  1.8 last week from 8:30-9:31) and grew by 26 percent in total viewers (4.408 million vs. 3.510 million).  In the time period, "The Office" ranked #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in men 18-34, tied for #1 in men 18-49 and finished #2 in adults 18-34 and men 25-54.
  • This is the top "Office" in 18-49 rating since November 8, 2012 (2.4) and the total-viewer result is the biggest for "The Office" since January 31.
  • At 10:01 p.m. ET, “Hannibal” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall) is currently matching last week's 1.1 in official nationals and is up 9 percent vs. last week's 1.0 in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings.  In total viewers, "Hannibal" is currently at a three-week high, up versus last week by 2 percent (2.659 million vs. 2.608 million) and up versus two weeks ago by 11 percent (2.659 million vs. 2.396 million).
  • "Hannibal" (1.1/3) is matching its top 18-49 rating in three weeks (since April 18).
  • "Hannibal" is a highly time-shifted series, with last week’s telecast growing by 76 percent going from these next-day "live plus same day" ratings (1.06) to "live plus three day" results (1.87).
 
  • Anyway

    I’m sorry but NBC has to cancel Community and Hannibal today..

  • were123

    Interesting, so Community did good on adults 18-34, and we know advertisers love that demographic. I think this bodes well for renewal

  • Brian

    They need to be cancelled immediately because they’re both trending up?

  • Alex

    I hope Hannibal gets renewed!

  • TVDude

    I’ll be reasonably surprised if Community isn’t renewed. Hannibal will be more of a surprise for renewal at this point, but I won’t deny the possibility. Unlikely, is the better word to describe Hannibal’s chances, even if it’s highly time-shifted.

  • MichaelChickless

    Go Community! Go Hannibal!

  • ECN

    Between this news and the fact that NBC desperately wants The Blacklist from Sony, Community just wrote its ticket into season 5. No question. Not sure if it’s 13 episodes, 16 episodes, the whole 22, a midseason replacement or what.

    As for Hannibal… I’d renew it. It’s a show people are actually excited about, it’s possibly the first successful attempt to do a cable-style drama on a network, and who can even judge by a 6-episode order tacked onto the end of the season? The Office was in the same situation, Parks and Rec was in the same situation. NBC stuck with them, now here they are. Maybe the groundswell for Hannibal doesn’t translate to season 2 ratings, but it’s still got more going for it than some new show they don’t even know about.

  • Ralph Hahn

    DOG BITES MAN:

    This is the Series Finale. Why all the hoopla about the last episode of The Office?

    >>> From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, an hour-long edition of “The Office” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) jumped 28 percent week to week in 18-49 rating (to a 2.3 from 1.8 last week from 8:30-9:31) and grew by 26 percent in total viewers (4.408 million vs. 3.510 million). In the time period, “The Office” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in men 18-34, tied for #1 in men 18-49 and finished #2 in adults 18-34 and men 25-54.
    This is the top “Office” in 18-49 rating since November 8, 2012 (2.4) and the total-viewer result is the biggest for “The Office” since January 31. <<<

    Don't series finales for a show that's been on for at least seven seasons get big numbers from its regular viewers and former fans who tune dout years ago?

  • Dwight Schrute

    Ralph Hahn: This isn’t the series finale. It’s not even the penultimate episode. Like Seinfeld, there will be an hour-long recap/clip show, and then an hour-long finale. Both will air next week.

  • ECN

    But yeah, it’s not surprising that the ratings have been ticking up. Same thing happened with 30 Rock this winter. And so on.

  • Glue

    Ralph Hahn,

    The series finale is not this week, it’s next week. (I think)

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    @Ralph Hahn, do some research before you comment, how dare you criticize The Office!!! , it’s not even the series finale, the 2 hour event will happen next week. I expect you to tune in and pay your respects!

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I think this shows that The Office could hit a 3.0 rating next week for the series finale. Even if people have stopped watching, a ton of them have investing a lot of time in these characters. It’s still not 100% if Steve Carrel will make a cameo, but many might watch just to find out.
    Anyways, in its ninth season the Office is still NBC’s number one scripted show this week.

  • Ann Frient

    Hannibal and Community definitely should be renewed. I love the actors on both series and Hannibal is one of my new favorite shows! I can’t wait till the following week to see it!! And I agree with Brian… why would they cancel shows that both have ratings going up? Cheers to the actors on both shows for their wonderful acting!!

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