I haven't heard anything, so this is all speculation.
The week two overnight ratings were down to 4.5 for The Martha, down from a 5.5 the first week (The Donald scored only a 6.4 as well).
Compare that to the 16.1 The Apprentice 2 pulled in, and the 14.0 The Apprentice 3 scored.
Diluting the series was clearly a monumental mistake by NBC. So, here's the question? Do they pull The Martha now? Put it on haitus and air the rest in January?
Or do they continue to take their lumps and hope things pick up next week against weaker competition, knowing that it's probably hurting The Donald's version through oversaturation?