22 December 2021 – Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) today announced that the first season of its highly acclaimed business reality television series, “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition,” will premiere on Netflix in over 150 countries* in the first quarter of 2022.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “The first season of the ‘The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition’ was a smashing success. After a fantastic reception in Asia, it’s time for the rest of the world to experience the toughest and most unique version of ‘The Apprentice’ in history. On behalf of ONE Championship, I am truly honored for all the support we have received for the show, and I’m excited to premiere the series to a broader audience.”
“The Apprentice” is one of the biggest reality television programs in history, judging the business skills of candidates who are competing for a job offer under a high-profile CEO. The first season of “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” consists of 13 episodes.
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” recently won two major awards at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021 (AAA). It topped the categories for “Best Non-Scripted Entertainment” and “Best Adaptation of an Existing Format.”
The show launched in Asia earlier this year and garnered an estimated 4 million viewers on premiere night, beating other top-rated reality competition premieres including “America’s Got Talent” Season 20, “MasterChef Singapore” Season 2, “The Voice” Season 20, and “The Masked Singer” Season 5 to emerge as the most-watched 2021 season premiere of all English-language reality series on TV in Asia by broadcast reach. The show’s run in Asia also garnered 30 million in cumulative reach, in addition to raking in an average of 3.5 million reach per episode**.
About “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition“
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” invites 16 candidates handpicked from around the world to compete in a high-stakes competition involving business and physical challenges. The winner will receive a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong for a year as his protege in Singapore.
CEOs in special guest appearances on “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” include Grab CEO Anthony Tan, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Zilingo CEO Ankiti Bose, Catcha Group Co-Founder and Group CEO Patrick Grove, and Everise CEO Sudhir Agarwal, among others.
Athletes in special guest appearances include martial arts legends Georges St-Pierre and Renzo Gracie, former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious Johnson, Indian Wrestling Champion Ritu Phogat, Karate World Champion Sage Northcutt, and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan.
About Group ONE Holdings
Group ONE Holdings (ONE) is Asia’s largest global sports media platform with a broadcast to 150+ countries around the world. According to Nielsen, ONE ranks amongst the world’s top 10 biggest sports media properties for viewership and engagement. Through its marquee sports properties (ONE Championship and ONE Esports) and its passionate millennial community, ONE is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural phenomena, Martial Arts and Gaming, and the deep-rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. ONE broadcasts across 150+ territories with some of the largest networks and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Beijing TV, iQIYI, One Sports, Abema, IB, Turner Sports, SCTV, Vidio, Laliga TV, Startimes, Thairath TV, RTM, VieOn, Skynet, Mediacorp, Spark Sport, Match TV, Dubai Sports, RedeTV and more.
*Not available in Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, China, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sweden, The Netherlands Antilles, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu
**Data sources: Nielsen, IMDA, Kantar