Make way for the new warriors. NBC has confirmed it has renewed the American Ninja Warrior TV show for a 10th season. Season 10 premieres on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 8:00pm ET/PT. Production on the new cycle began, today.
An NBC competitive reality TV series, American Ninja Warrior is a sports competition based on the Japanese series, Sasuke. Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, and Kristine Leahy are all returning to the show, which follows competitors in series of obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds. Contestants who complete the finals course in their area move on to the national finals round. The course is modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. At stake is a grand prize of $1,000,000.
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NBC SETS SUMMER SLATE FOR ALTERNATIVE SERIES WITH THE RETURN OF POWERHOUSE FAVORITES
Summer’s #1 Series “America’s Got Talent” Returns for Season 13 on the Heels of Its Most Viewed Season and Will Be Followed by #1 New Series “World of Dance”
“American Ninja Warrior” Swings Back on Wednesday, May 30 and Serves as Lead-In for “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 6, 2018 – Continuing the momentum of the current season in which NBC is #1 in both 18-49 and total viewers, the network has announced the premiere dates for #1 summer series “America’s Got Talent,” freshman success “World of Dance” and the two-time Emmy Award-nominated high-octane competition series “American Ninja Warrior.” In addition, adventure series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” will be returning for its fourth season.
NBC has won the last seven consecutive summers in the adult 18-49 demo and the last three in a row in total viewers.
“AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR” (PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 FROM 8-10 P.M., MOVES TO MONDAY, JUNE 18 FROM 8-10 P.M.)
The two-time Emmy Award-nominated “American Ninja Warrior” returns for its seventh full season on NBC. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are back, along with co-host Kristine Leahy.
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. 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 modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan. The winner will take home a grand prize of $1 million.
This season the show will make stops in Dallas, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Minneapolis before heading to Las Vegas.
In its sixth season on NBC last summer, “American Ninja Warrior” remained a top draw, delivering a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens to generate top-10 rankings among Big 4 primetime summer shows in adults 18-49, kids 2-11 and teens 12-17.
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