‘The Office’ Gets a Baby Bump in the Ratings

Mar 5, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s "American Idol" remained the top-rated program on Thursday night, but the birth of Jim and Pam’s first child on "The Office" pushed it ahead of ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" for the first time ever, tvbythenumbers.com reports. 

"Idol" posted a 6.5 rating in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, down 8% from this time last year. Following "Idol," "Kitchen Nightmares" slipped 3% to a 3.3 rating. 

On NBC, a special hour-long "Office" grabbed a 4.7 rating, up 27% over its last original airing on Feb. 11. The special episode was enough to overtake "Grey’s Anatomy’s" 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, a first for "Office." 

"Office" also helped "The Marriage Ref" find some footing at 10 p.m., as it pulled down a 3.4 rating, and won the time period. "Ref" took a bite out of "Private Practice," as it dipped 4% to a 2.7 rating, its lowest original Thursday numbers. 

Not including Olympic coverage, this was NBC’s highest-rated Thursday night of the season in the 18-49 demo. 

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