Since it went off the air in 2013, The Office has become the industry standard for sitcom comedy. People are still watching and rewatching the show seven years later and the workplace mockumentary kick-started the careers of several actors and writers, launching the likes of John Krasinski, Ed Helms, and Steve Carell into full-on stardom.
Now that it has been a few years since the show ended, we’re going back to look at Rotten Tomatoes’ ratings of all the seasons.
The best-rated seasons of The Office
Only three seasons of The Office were awarded with a 100% rating by Rotten Tomatoes: season 2, season 3, and season 5. The worst rated season of all is season 8, which was at the bottom of the barrel with a measly approval rating of 44%. That makes some sense, since the eighth season was the first without Carell starring as Michael Scott. Viewers probably needed some time to get their groove back!
Ratings for the remaining seasons are as follows: season 1 holds a 69% approval rating, seasons 4 and 7 are at 83%, season 6 holds a rating of 73%, while season 9 rounds out the rating with a solid 79%.
I’m surprised that The Office season 4 doesn’t have a higher rating simply because the famous episode “Dinner Party” is the 13th episode in that season. The cringe-worthy episode is a favorite of many. If you disagree with these ratings, you can head over to the comments section of Rotten Tomatoes to voice your opinion!
This story originally appeared on Floor8 and is written by Mae Harrington O’Neill.