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American Ninja Warrior: Summer 2014 Ratings

American Ninja Warrior TV show on NBC ratingsThis is the third year that NBC has been airing American Ninja Warrior but the sports competition has been running since 2009 on cable. Will the ratings remain strong enough for the peacock network to bring it back next summer? Stay tuned!

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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7/13 update: NBC has picked up American Ninja Warrior for another season.

9/2 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.

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For comparisons: The Summer 2013 season of American Ninja Warrior averaged a 1.6 rating in the demo and 4.96 million viewers.

These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). 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 still like the American Ninja Warrior TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for a seventh season?

 

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Nathan Bell August 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I would like to see american ninja warrior be cancelled or be changed drastically. I am a huge fan of G4′s ninja warrior back when G4 was a great channel to watch. ninja warrior (sasuke in Japanese) was a show where anyone was given the opportunity to try and conquer the 4 ninja warrior stages. There was no single winner and no grand prize for the best and fastest athlete. All who competed and conquered Mt. Midoriyama were considered champions. All. Not one. There were also no long back stories about almost every competitor. They would maybe speak on someone for less than 30 seconds and show you a quick picture. Just enough for a name, a face, and an occupation. This left more time to air and show off many more contestants because after all it’s about them. even if they do not do the best I’m sure they still feel the pride in what they did accomplish and are happy that people from home can see them succeed. And lastly the commentary is too much. Trying to analyze what they did and didn’t do correctly can often times come off annoying. A simple “oh, they almost had it.” Or “wow that was an amazing run.” Would seem much more sincere and much more enjoyable to watch. In sports the announcers are often retired coaches or players so when they analyze something they usually know from experience but more often than not they just give a simple play by play with some exclamation on good plays. In my honest opinion american ninja warrior is embarrassing compared to the true ninja warrior of Japan and I would rather see it cancelled than to see it continue on and disgrace us Americans. I mean no offense (although it surely seems I do) I just hate to see such need for competitiveness forced upon people who wish to just do well in themselves and show what the human race can achieve. Ninja warrior should be and could be so much more than just another competition against one another.

I apologize for any grammatical errors I may have committed.

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Michelle June 27, 2014 at 1:46 am

My husband and I are obsessed with this show! It is by far our favorite thing to watch in the summer. I really hope they never stop showing it :)

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Rose May 28, 2014 at 6:09 am

I enjoyed the second 2 hours but that first “introductions” hour seemed like a waste of time.

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