The Apprentice


The Apprentice - Season 1 Episodes

The Apprentice - Season 1

The Apprentice - Season 1

The Apprentice 1 is the first season of The Apprentice, which aired on NBC in the winter and spring of 2004. It is currently available on DVD. It featured 16 candidates.

The first season was a ratings smash, ranking at #7 in the average weekly Nielsen Rankings, with an average viewership of 20.7 million viewers each week. The final episode of the season was seen by an estimated 28.05 million viewers and ranked as the #1 show of the week, beating out a new episode of CSI. It was the most popular new show of 2004.

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Episode 1

Meet the Billionaire

The contestants are split into two teams, one team of 8 men and another team of 8 women. The two teams are then given their first challenge - sell lemonade on the streets of New York with a budget of $250. The team that makes the most profit wins.

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Episode 2

Sex, Lies and Altitude

For the second task, the corporations have to design advertisements for the Marquis Jet Card.

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Episode 3


The challenge this week is a lesson in negotiation. The task is a scavenger hunt of sorts - the teams are given a list of items to buy from vendors from all over New York City.

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Episode 4

Ethics, Shmethics

This weeks task is to manage a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Times Square. The object is to make more money in one night than the same night last year.

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Episode 5

Trading Places

After a corporate restructuring, where Project Managers Nick and Kristi choose their own team, the new co-ed teams are given their fifth task: hold a flee market.

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Episode 6

Tit for Tat

This week's task is to raise money for charity at a Sotheby's celebrity auction.

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Episode 7


This week's task is renovating and leasing apartments in New York City.

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Episode 8

Ice Escapades

This week's task is marketing a new product.

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Episode 9

DNA, Heads, and the Undead Kitty

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Episode 10

Wheeling & Dealing

This weeks task is operating a rickshaw pedicab service.

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Episode 11

A Look Back

Nobody gets fired on this episode, in which Mr. Trump recaps the first 10 shows and explains his termination decisions. The episode also includes outtakes from past episodes.

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Episode 12

Circus, Circus

This week's task is to lure gamblers to Trump's Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City by creating a new and unique game of chance for customers to play.

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Episode 13

The Price Is Height

This week's task is to rent out a luxurious penthouse for one evening. The catch is it must be rented for at least $20,000.

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Episode 14

Down to the Wire (1)

In the first individual task, the remaining four candidates participate in a series of round robin, one-on-one interviews with some of Trump's most trusted advisors, who give their feedback, which is somewhat surprising, to Trump.

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Episode 15

Down to the Wire (2)

The final two tasks, running a Chrysler-Trump golf tournament.

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Episode 16

Down to the Wire (3)

The final two tasks, running a Chrysler-Trump golf tournament.