Uh-oh, Office fans. “The Inner Circle,” last night’s episode — which happened to be the show’s first outing post-Steve Carell — scored ratings that were 17 percent worse than the ratings for the show’s April 28 episode, “Goodbye, Michael.” While it is a little unfair to compare the two episodes (“Goodbye, Michael” was an Event with a capital “E,” likely watched by a lot of people who aren’t regular viewers of The Office), this news still doesn’t seem to bode well… especially when coupled with the knowledge that “The Inner Circle” itself, which abruptly sent guest star Will Ferrell packing, was mediocre at best. (Read my full recap here.)
We all knew that this beloved sitcom was going to change drastically once Michael Scott left Scranton behind. But considering last night’s episode and these ratings, do you think you’ll even stick around to see what happens next? Let us know by voting in the poll below the jump.