ONE Championship was quite successful when it expanded to host the reality show The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. Recently, the event received two awards at the same time at the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA).
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition won the categories “Best Non-Scripted Entertainment” and “Best Adaptation of an Existing Format” (Best Adaptation of an Existing TV Program).
The program, which was launched in Asia in early 2021, has gained an audience of approximately 4 million on the night of its premiere, beating the viewership figure on the night of its premiere of similar programs such as “America’s Got Talent” season 20, “MasterChef. Singapore” season 2, “The Voice” season 20 and “The Masked Singer” season 5, making the English-language program the most watched TV program in 2021 in its inaugural season in Asia according to its broadcast reach.
This success means that The Apprentice ONE Championship Edition will soon be streaming in 150 countries via Netflix. The show is scheduled to be broadcast on Netflix in the first quarter of 2022.
“The first season of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition was a huge success. After receiving such fantastic response in Asia, it’s time for the whole world to witness one of the toughest and most unique shows in the history of the TV program ‘The Apprentice’. On behalf of ONE Championship, I am truly honored by all the support we have received for the show and I am very excited to present it to viewers around the world,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
“The Apprentice” is one of the largest reality TV programs in history, assessing the business skills of candidates competing for job offers directly under a highly influential CEO. The first season consists of 13 episodes.
“The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” invites 16 candidates from around the world to compete in both physical and business challenges for the prize of US$250,000 in the form of a job offer that will be directly under ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong within a year as his protégé in Singapore.
The CEOs who appeared as guests of honor were GRAB CEO Anthony Tan, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Zilingo CEO Ankiti Bose, Catcha Group CEO Patrick Grove and Everise CEO Sudhir Agarwal and many others.
Several ONE MMA athletes also appeared as special guests including George St-Pierre and Renzo Gracie, former world welterweight champion Ben Askren, world heavyweight champion Brendon Vera, women’s atomweight world champion Angela Lee, flyweight grand prix champion Demetrious Johnson, Indian wrestling champion Ritu Phogat, karate world champion Sage Northcutt and women’s strawweight world champion Xiong Jing Nan.