NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Delivers the Show’s Biggest Audience in Over Two Years

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American Ninja Warrior August 18

via press note:

  • “American Ninja Warrior” (1.9/6 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) is currently delivering the show’s biggest overall audience in more than two years (since June 4, 2012, 6.8 million), pending updates.  “Ninja” is currently winning the slot among the Big 4 in every key measure.
  • “American Ninja Warrior” is currently running within a tenth of a point of the #1 18-49 rating of the night on the Big 4 (1.9 vs. 2.0 for Fox’s “MasterChef” at 8 p.m.), pending updates, and is #1 for the night on those nets in adults 18-34 and tied for #1 in adults 25-54.
  • “American Ninja Warrior” grew consistently through its two-hour slot, with this half-hour track: 1.7, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Ninja” is currently showing growth of +24% in 18-49 rating and +17% in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.5 million).
  • “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is currently tied for #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and 25-54, pending updates, and is #2 outright among those nets in men 18-49 and 25-54.  “Running Wild” is currently up +9% versus the year-ago “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls” in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.1 from 9-10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013) and up +25% in total viewers (4.258 million vs. 3.413 million), pending updates.
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