'The Office' Baby Delivers, Beats 'Grey's' For the First Time
'The Office' Baby Delivers, Beats 'Grey's' For the First Time
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Who knew it would take a baby in the delivery room - something Grey's Anatomy has in spades - for The Office to accomplish what it hasn't done before: beat the ABC series in the all-important 18-49 demo.

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The Office's "The Delivery" features the much-anticipated birth of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam's (Jenna Fischer) first baby, a special one-hour offering from the NBC comedy, coming in after the show's hiatus courtesy of the Winter Games.

Its robust 4.7 ratings lorded it over Grey's Anatomy, the first time the NBC comedy topped a first-run Grey's installment. The Office, which was issued an early renewal recently alongside Community and 30 Rock, reeled in 9 million viewers, its highest rating since the wedding last year of Jim and Pam.

Grey's Anatomy's 11.79 million, meanwhile, is its lowest rated episode this season, second only to 10.21 mil on "The Time Warp."

The surge from The Office also helped The Marriage Ref edge out original episodes of The Mentalist and Private Practice.


(Image courtesy of NBC)


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