Ninja Warrior winner announcement brings 918,000 metro viewers

The finale of the 2021 Australian Ninja Warrior season helped Nine to a nightly win on Tuesday, with an average of  918,000 metro viewers (and 1.099 million nationally) watching 22-year-old Zak Stolz named the winner.

The winner announcement also won all three key advertising demos, as Stolz took home $100,000 for winning season five, though no ninja was able to conquer the full course.

815,000 metro viewers watched the episode leading up to the winner announcement.

After winning the competition, Stolz said: “Winning means so much more than just prizemoney to me. To be honest, the feeling is yet to sink in fully, but there’s a massive sense of accomplishment that comes with the title that I believe I’ll be able to reflect upon for the rest of my life and look back on whenever times are tough.”

Nine will air a special episode of Australian Ninja Warrior on Thursday night at 7:30pm, with a ‘Record Breakers’ special featuring the best of the best competitors in a unique course and a total prize pool of $90,000.

Nine took out Tuesday with a 30.9% network share ahead of Seven’s 28.1%, Ten’s 17.5% and the ABC on 14.0%. Nine was also the #1 primary channel.

Among other primetime entertainment programs, Seven’s Farmer Wants A Wife had 684,000 metro viewers, and Ten’s MasterChef Australia brought in 609,000 metro viewers.

Also in the top 15 were The Chase Australia (660,000 metro viewers) and Home And Away (650,000 metro viewers), plus Anh’s Brush With Fame on the ABC (524,000 metro viewers). Nine’s The Weakest Link had 369,000 metro viewers.

Seven News was the top-rating program of the night overall, with 1.155 million metro viewers, ahead of Nine News with 1.104 million.

7TWO was the #1 multi-channel, with a 3.6% share.


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