The American Ninja Warrior TV series has been a staple of the NBC schedule for more than a decade and it’s one of the peacock network’s best performers in the summer months. With a solid track record, is the series a lock for a 15th season renewal, or, could it still be cancelled? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
An obstacle course competition series, the American Ninja Warrior TV show is hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila with Zuri Hall reporting from the sidelines. Over the run of the series, the obstacle courses continue to evolve and become even more challenging for competitors who now are as young as 15-years-old. To stay in the competition, contestants need to make it through the city qualifying rounds and semifinals. A top prize of $1 million goes to the winner that can conquer all four stages at the National Finals in Las Vegas.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances of survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior on NBC averaged a 0.50 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.32 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the American Ninja Warrior TV series on NBC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season?
*3/16/23 update: American Ninja Warrior has been renewed for a 15th season by NBC.