The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. 


 

 

SEASONS: 04-11

NETWORK: NBC

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION COMPANY: A SMITH & CO

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American Ninja Warrior grew out of the legendary Japanese sports-entertainment television show, SASUKE. When the American version of the show began to cultivate a cult following and the producers wanted to take it to the next level following the first three seasons, they contacted The ATS Team to create the most difficult obstacle course in the world.

Working alongside ANW executives for seasons 4 - 10, The ATS Team has been responsible for conceptualizing and testing the challenges, creating the course, and then traveling around the United States, setting up the course for production in each location city. Each season has concluded in Las Vegas with the spectacle of the finals.

Taking on the challenges of creating an obstacle course that is difficult yet achievable, adventurous yet safe, and grandiose yet mobile, The ATS Team and ANW have watched the show explode in popularity. What started as a cult phenomenon has grown to national prominence, with the ratings to match. Reaching an viewership range of 5-6 million for each episode, American Ninja Warrior continues to claim the number 1 spot in its demographic, while being renewed season after season.


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