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Ratings: Arnold’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Loses 1 Million Viewers From Disappointing Premiere

”The Bachelor“ leads ABC to another Monday key demo win

Things aren’t getting any better for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” The new-look NBC reality competition shed a million viewers last night from its already soft start a week ago.

The post-Trump era slipped 15 percent week over week in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. To be fair, Monday saw some particularly tough competition from ESPN’s College Football Championship, which surely drew a number of males away from the broadcast.

ABC’s “The Bachelor” — which skews more female — did better, and the Disney-owned broadcaster won Monday in the main demo. CBS took prime time in total viewers.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.4 million, according to preliminary numbers.

“The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. put up a 2.1/6 and 6.5 million viewers. The premiere of game show “Big Fan” at 10 had 1.0/3 and 3.6 million viewers. A second episode at 10:30 slipped to a 0.7/2 and 2.7 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 5.7 million, NBC was third with 3.5 million.

For CBS, following reruns, a new “Odd Couple” at 9:30 got a 1.0/3 and 5 million viewers. That was the only original on CBS’ schedule — another repeat followed.

For NBC, “Celebrity Apprentice” at 8 received a 1.1 and 3.9 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Fox and Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.3 million, airing just a repeat; Univision was fifth with 2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million, running just reruns.