“American Ninja Warrior,” has been renewed for a fifth season.
NBC’s summer sensation, “American Ninja Warrior,” has been renewed for a fifth season on the network.
The hugely popular obstacle course competition series hosted by Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, and co-hosted by Kristine Leahy, has set ratings records in its current fourth season on NBC.
The series is produced in association with Esquire Network, and is executive-produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions’ founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (Hell’s Kitchen, Unsung, Ellen's Design Challenge), along with Brian Richardson and Anthony Storm.
So far this summer, “American Ninja Warrior” is averaging a 2.2 rating, 8 share in adults aged 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers overall, according to most current results from Nielsen Media Research. That’s a 10% increase versus last summer in adults aged 18-49 and a 23% increase in total viewers. The show is matching its best season to date at this point in the summer in viewers aged 18-49 and is delivering its top season outright in total viewers.
The season finale will air on NBC in the US on Monday, Sept. 14 in a special three-hour telecast from 8-11pm, with an encore presentation on Esquire Network, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7p.m.
The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. This season the show travelled to Venice Beach, Kansas City, Houston, Orlando, Pittsburgh and San Pedro, Calif. Those that successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modelled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan.