Australian Ninja Warrior (ANW) has shown that terrestrial television broadcasts can still deliver massive audiences. The series – which has had a tactically short run across 3 weeks so as to focus hype – has exceeded all audience estimates with each episode averaging 2.45M viewers watching on TV in Metro & Regional. 9 claims that this is the biggest launch of a series since 2012 & that the audience numbers are bigger than 2016 Rio Olympics.