21 September 2012 8:44 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC may be creatively reviving The Office for its final season, but it looks like many fans aren’t yet willing to give the comedy another shot. The veteran series — NBC’s highest-rated scripted show last season — returned Thursday night to not only its lowest premiere rating ever, but the show matched its lowest-rated episode ever.

The Office had 4.3 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, down a whopping 46 percent in the demo from last fall. I figured the show would be down from its last premiere given how much its ratings dropped midseason. But this big of a »

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