NBC Entertainment Chairman Confirms ANW5 this Summer

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed during the TCA Winter Press Tour that the network will air season 5 of American Ninja Warrior this summer. The nine episodes of American Ninja Warrior 4 that NBC aired in the summer of 2012 averaged a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.11 million viewers, helping NBC routinely win the ratings war on Monday night combined with America’s Got Talent. While ANW4′ ratings weren’t great, the production costs were fairly low and NBC is committed to the show for another season. While rumors and various statements concerning American Ninja Warrior 5 being renewed for this summer have been out there for a while, having a clear statement from NBC’s Entertainment Chairman about it definitely being on the schedule is big news for American Ninja Warrior fans.

No word was given about the structure itself of the show, and whether the partnership with G4 would continue. Fans and competitors will remember from American Ninja Warrior 4 that the Regional opening rounds were aired on G4 on Sunday nights, and the Regional Final rounds were aired the next night on NBC. Then the National Final episodes were all aired on NBC.

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