Ratings: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Recovers a Bit Without College Football Competition

Still, NBC settles for fourth in key demo

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THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE — "Candy For A Billionaire" Episode 1505 — Pictured: (l-r) Boy George, Carson Kressley — (Photo by: Luis Trinh/NBC)

Arnold Schwarzenegger muscled up some better ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ TV ratings than last week, but NBC still settled for fourth place in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That’s pretty much because everything else grew too with no NCAA football competition over on cable.

ABC topped broadcast’s main demo with “The Bachelor,” though CBS scored primetime’s most total viewers.

The Disney-owned broadcaster was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.3/7 and 7.1 million viewers — those are both new season highs. At 10, “Big Fan” had a 0.9/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in viewers with 7.3 million. “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 got a 1.7/6 and 8.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” received a 1.5/5 and hit a new series high with 7.7 million viewers. At 9, “2 Broke Girls” had a 1.5/5 and 6.5 million viewers. “The Odd Couple” at 9:30 closed out the sitcom block to a 1.1/4 and 5.6 million viewers. One-hour dramedy “Scorpion” put up a 1.2/4 and 7.7 million viewers at 10.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.8 million. “Gotham” at 8 got a 1.2/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer” had a 1.1/3 and 4 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and third in viewers with 4 million. “The New Celebrity Apprentice” at 8 landed a 1.2/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Timeless” at 10 generated a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. Univision was fifth with 1.9 million total viewers, Telemundo was sixth with 1.8 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.4 million. The young-skewing broadcast aired only the “Harry Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala,” averaging those numbers.