Here are the updated TV ratings for the American Ninja Warrior series. After airing on G4 for three seasons, the show that seeks to find the ultimate athlete is also running on NBC. American Ninja Warrior typically airs Monday nights on the peacock network.
Check out our NBC summer ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.
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Final season averages: 1.9 in the 18-49 demographic with 5.11 million viewers.
Episode 04-09: Monday, 07/23/12 (season finale)
2.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 4.87 million.
Season averages: 1.94 in the demo with 5.11 million.
Episode 04-08: Monday, 07/16/12
1.8 in the demo (+29% episode-to-episode change) with 4.59 million.
Season averages: 1.94 in the demo with 5.13 million.
Episode 04-07: Monday, 07/09/12
1.4 in the demo (-26% episode-to-episode change) with 3.99 million.
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 5.14 million.
Episode 04-06: Monday, 06/25/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.70 million.
Season average: 2.05 in the demo with 5.33 million.
Episode 04-05: Monday, 06/18/12
2.0 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 5.78 million.
Season average: 2.08 in the demo with 5.40 million.
Episode 04-04: Tuesday, 06/12/12
1.7 in the demo (-23% episode-to-episode change) with 4.99 million.
Season average: 2.10 in the demo with 5.50 million.
Episode 04-03: Monday, 06/04/12
2.2 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 6.78 million.
Season average: 2.23 in the demo with 5.67 million.
Episode 04-02: Monday, 05/28/12
2.1 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 5.79 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.25 in the demo with 5.50 million.
Episode 04-01: Monday, 05/21/12
2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.20 million total viewers; tied for second place at 9pm, tied for first at 10pm.
Season average: 2.40 in the demo with 6.20 million.
The premiere’s numbers don’t compare with The Voice’s but they are significantly better than what NBC was getting with Smash towards the end of its season. Considering that the Ninja Warrior isn’t costing the network very much, this was a positive start.
Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the American Ninja Warrior TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season on NBC?