President Donald Trump will continue to have the bragging rights when it comes to the TV ratings for “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
The season-finale ratings for the Arnold Schwarzenegger-hosted reality competition pale in comparison to the numbers for Trump’s last season of the show as host.
Monday’s episode attracted 3.45 million live viewers, according to Nielsen live ratings numbers. That translated into a 0.9 rating among the desired demographic for advertisers, adults below the age of 50.
By comparison, Trump’s last season finale of “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2015 attracted about 6.1 million viewers and a 1.7 rating.
Monday’s season-finale ratings of “Celebrity Apprentice” placed it in the No. 4 position against its competition: ABC’s “The Bachelor,” CBS’s block of comedies, and the new Fox drama “APB.”
In total, the reality show experienced a nearly 44% drop in ratings since its August 1 season-eight premiere.
Although Trump continued with the show as an executive producer and shared in its profits, he hasn’t shied away from pointing out just how badly Schwarzenegger’s version has been faring in viewership compared to when he hosted the show. At the annual National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, Trump joked that he wanted to “pray” for Schwarzenegger’s ratings.
That prompted the “Terminator” star and former California governor to respond with a video on social media. In it, the movie star suggested that he and Trump should switch jobs, so that “people can finally sleep comfortably again.”
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