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"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"
"VENICE BEACH FINALS"
08/03/2013 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Saturday) : 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' PRESENTS THE VENICE FINALS WHERE QUALIFIERS WILL TACKLE TEN OBSTACLES - MATT ISEMAN AND AKBAR GBAJA BIAMILA HOST AND JENN BROWN CO-HOSTS - "American Ninja Warrior" travels back to Venice, California where the top 30 competitors from the Venice Qualifier tackle the Venice Finals course and 4 new obstacles: the infamous Salmon Ladder and never-before-seen obstacles the Rope Maze, The Cliffhanger and the Spider Climb.
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, March 2015) The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete a 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. Matt Iseman serves as host, along with former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila (NFL Network). "American Ninja Warrior" delivered a 2.0 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall last summer and was up versus the prior summer by +11% in 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.8) and up +7% in total viewers (5.9 million vs. 5.6 million). The Sept. 9, 2014 season finale improved versus the year-earlier finale by +20% in adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.5) and +31% in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million).