Last season, for the first time, two competitors (Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero) completed stage three, climbed Mt. Midoriyama in the 30 second time limit and achieved “Total Victory.” Will viewers tune in to see if this can be done again or have they had enough? Cancelled or renewed for season nine? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, and Kristine Leahy, American Ninja Warrior follows competitors as they try to conquer 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. There, they will face a four-stage course that’s been modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. The winner takes home a grand prize of $1,000,000.
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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For comparisons: On NBC, the seventh season of American Ninja Warrior averaged a 1.94 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.54 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like American Ninja Warrior TV series? Would you like to see it cancelled or renewed for a ninth season?