INTERNET (JANUARY 06, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday (January 06) mocked his “Apprentice” successor Arnold Schwarzenegger over ratings for the TV show, sparking a Twitter fight between America’s two biggest celebrities-turned-politicians.
Trump, who became a household name as the tough host of “The Apprentice” and sister show “The Celebrity Apprentice” for 14 seasons, slammed a 43 percent fall in the 18-to-49-year-old audience for the new TV show hosted by Schwarzenegger, which premiered on NBC earlier this week.
“Wow, the ratings are in and Arnold Schwarzenegger got ‘swamped’ (or destroyed) by comparison to the ratings machine, DJT,” tweeted Trump, who controversially retains an executive producer credit on the reality show.
“So much for being a movie star – and that was season 1 compared to season 14. Now compare him to my season 1,” he added.
“I wish you the best of luck and I hope you’ll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings,” the “Terminator” actor tweeted.
The TV audience for Monday’s revamped show with Schwarzenegger in the boardroom was 11 million, with a larger, 43 percent, drop-off in the 18-49-year-old demographic coveted by advertisers compared with the show’s last premiere in 2015, Nielsen data showed.