Bill O'Reilly's exclusive interview with President Donald Trump on Fox News garnered almost 1.1 million more views than the Monday night episode of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice.
Not only was there an increase in Fox's ratings, but the interview beat out two other "broadcast network programs in the 8 PM ET time slot," Mediaite reported on Tuesday.
The interview totaled 4.5 million views, according to Nielsen, and 868,000 of those viewers were in the 25-54 age demographic. This dominated views on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice and ABC's Quantico, which had 3.4 million viewers and 2.7 million viewers respectively.
But these weren't the only shows that were overshadowed by O'Reilly and Trump: CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 reached 1.2 million viewers, almost 3.3 million less than The O'Reilly Factor, and All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC had 1.6 million viewers, which was 2.9 million viewers less than the interview.
Although he poked fun at the falling The Celebrity Apprentice ratings under new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trump kept his executive producer credit on the show. He fell under criticism for the decision: many thought this would "divert" necessary attention from his presidency.
But Trump tweeted that would not be the case.
I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2016