Donald Trump's Reality Contest Hits Record Low
Can somebody tell Donald Trump to stop saying "The Apprentice" is the #1 show on television? The reality contest was back last night with a special 90-minute episode which hit record low numbers for an "Apprentice" season premiere.
The program began at 9:30pm with only 8,65 million viewers. Although the episode did manage to pick up steam and add viewers once "Housewives" were out of the way, it ended the evening with disappointing 9,11 million viewers, the worst ever result thus far.
In season premiere news, NBC's new reality contest "Grease: You're The One I want" got off to a solid start with over 11 million viewers at 8pm. For this reason, Donald Trump could hardly pin his disappointing numbers on a poor lead-in.
As for "Desperate Housewives", this was not their best performance either. The show was down from 21,39 million who watched the Christmas episode on November 26 to only 18,62 million for last night's installment. Perhaps the hiatus was a bit too long for all viewers to keep track of when an all-new episode airs.
Easily the best new drama of the season "Brothers and Sisters" retained over 65% of that audience at 10pm with 12,06 million. The things get really steamy when Jason Lewis joins the series next Sunday.