Ninja Warrior Finale Pulls A Staggering 2.15 Million, But Fans Fume Over Non-Winner

Ninja Warrior Finale Pulls A Staggering 2.15 Million, But Fans Fume Over Non-Winner
SHARE
THIS



Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior has proven a staggering success with last night’s grand final pulling a whopping 2.15 million viewers according to OzTam figures.

Only Nine’s State of Origin has beaten Ninja in this year’s ratings. That said, it was always going to be an easy run for Nine, with Seven and Ten basically not even bothering to put premium content against it. Seven ran Mighty Cruise Ships and Ten had All Star Family Feud. Both getting 369,000 and 210,000 viewers respectively.

However, last night’s grand final wasn’t without controversy after it failed to produce a winner, claims the course was impossible to complete, a contestant gaffe and even a spoiler, too.

Fans of the show were left fuming after none of last night’s (all male) finalists managed to complete the course, meaning there was no eventual winner.

Plus, Nine didn’t have to splash-out the $100,000 winner’s prize cheque either. Nine has confirmed to B&T that the prize money will be rolled-over into series two.

The general consensus among fans was that the course was simply impossible to compete in the 65-second time limit forcing contestants to take greater risks. Fans taking to social media to describe the non-winner as an “anti-climax” and “ruining” the series they’d invested so much time in.

In a statement sent to B&T, a spokesperson for the show’s producer Endemol Shine, said, “Australian Ninja Warrior features the toughest obstacle course in the world. To gain the right to take on and defeat Mt Midoriyama requires a perfect run in stage two of the finals. It took seven seasons in the USA, remains unconquered in the UK, and the challenge is on for the second season here in Australia.”

b247e00cc14e66c0d0186a61d78c099c

In another apparent blunder, Nine also managed to run images of Johann Ofner (above) who was a contestant when the show was recorded in January, however, was killed in a stuntman accident shortly after.

However, a Nine spokesperson told B&T that the inclusion of Ofner was intentional and intended as a tribute to him.

Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 9.59.04 am

And to complete the treble of woes, Nine flashed-up a graphic of contestant Fred Dorrington during the last night’s show announcing he would be appearing on its Today show this morning, therefore giving it away that Forrington was the contestant with the best time.

Here’s just some of the social media storm from last night’s grand final:

Screen Shot 2017-07-26 at 10.16.12 am

 

 

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Why We Should Stop Calling Millennials “Narcissistic Owners Of Participation Trophies”
  • Marketing
  • Opinion
  • Partner Content

Why We Should Stop Calling Millennials “Narcissistic Owners Of Participation Trophies”

In this guest post, David Willey (pictured below), founder and director of Growth Tank and the Millennials Marketing Conference, shares his views on why we need to start looking at Gen Y in a more positive light. Lazy, entitled, self-absorbed, impatient – all ring true as common adjectives used to describe Millennials. Surrounded with negativity, […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
PUSH Collective Appoint Mark Hobart As Strategy Director
  • Marketing

PUSH Collective Appoint Mark Hobart As Strategy Director

Brand consultancy PUSH Collective has recruited Mark Hobart to a newly created role of strategy director, to support the business in its continued expansion. Hobart joins PUSH from Kantar TNS in Melbourne, where he led the innovation practice, consulting to clients including Coca-Cola, L’Oreal, Mars, AGL and Telstra. Previously, Hoabrt was the global account director for Vodafone at Kantar […]

Allure Media Appoint Ali Krzyszton As Partnerships Director
  • Media

Allure Media Appoint Ali Krzyszton As Partnerships Director

Allure Media has announced the appointment of Ali Krzyszton as its newest partnerships director, heading up the Fairfax-owned publisher’s  lifestyle division. This senior hire will deliver on the fast-growing digital publisher’s ambitious growth plans in the brand partnerships arena for 2017. “The decision to focus on long-term partners, as opposed to quick clicks, is very much […]

Zenith Sydney MD Karen Halligan To Depart
  • Media

Zenith Sydney MD Karen Halligan To Depart

Zenith Sydney's Karen Halligan has pulled-up stumps, although that's not to infer bad light had anything to do with it.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
PR Agency Hotwire Rebrands
  • Marketing
  • Media

PR Agency Hotwire Rebrands

PR agency Hotwire has rebranded, yet sadly not to "Hot Cocks Who Rock Your Socks Off". Which would've been far cooler.

Challenger Agency VCCP Wins Creative Account For Torrens University Australia
  • Advertising

Challenger Agency VCCP Wins Creative Account For Torrens University Australia

After a competitive pitching process involving five agencies, Torrens University Australia has appointed challenger agency VCCP as its new brand strategy partner and creative agency for 2018. Acclaimed for its work on dynamic brands including ING and Compare the Market in the financial services sector, Laureate Australia CMO Anne Da Cunha said VCCP’s reputation as […]

GumGum Appoints Ansible’s Sarah Baskerville As Victorian Sales Director
  • Advertising
  • Technology

GumGum Appoints Ansible’s Sarah Baskerville As Victorian Sales Director

AI advertising company GumGum has announced the appointment of Sarah Baskerville as its sales director for Victoria. Baskerville joins GumGum from Ansible, where she spent two years as its Melbourne mobile director. Prior to joining Ansible, she was head of specialist sales and partnerships at News Corp Australia, and also held a number of sales […]

The Diamond Concierge Gives Away $85K Ring In Campaign By McCann Queensland
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

The Diamond Concierge Gives Away $85K Ring In Campaign By McCann Queensland

McCann Queensland’s second instalment of ‘The 5th C’ campaign launched over the weekend for online diamond retailer The Diamond Concierge, which received over 47million views around the world in the first 48 hours of it being released. In this second phase of the campaign, The Diamond Concierge gave away an $85,000 diamond ring, with Gold […]

Sparro Recruits Key Account Director Following Client Wins
  • Marketing

Sparro Recruits Key Account Director Following Client Wins

Digital marketing agency Sparro has announced the appointment of Hannah Jones (pictured above) as a key account director following a spate of client wins. Jones joins Sparro’s senior team alongside founders Cameron and Morris Bryant, overseeing a portfolio of accounts that includes Webjet, Domino’s Pizza, TAFE NSW, Temple & Webster, F45 Training and Bing Lee. […]

Women’s Health’s Jacqui Mooney On Driving A Women’s Brand In An Evolving Industry
  • Media

Women’s Health’s Jacqui Mooney On Driving A Women’s Brand In An Evolving Industry

In an industry facing change, Jacqui Mooney, editor of Women’s Health believes brands such as hers will continue to be a constant. Please note: this article was contributed by Magazine Networks. The magazine industry may be seeing substantial change but Jacqui Mooney has a goal that remains firm: to create happier, healthier lives for Australian women. […]

Why Consumer Brands Are Failing Aussie Mums
  • Marketing
  • Opinion

Why Consumer Brands Are Failing Aussie Mums

Is your game chainsaws or large marlin wall-hangings? Can't seem to attract the mums? This couldn't come soon enough.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Network Ten Creditors Approve CBS Deal
  • Media

Network Ten Creditors Approve CBS Deal

It seems the fight for Ten between CBS and media moguls Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon may finally be over.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
MKTG Signs Exclusive Commercial Partnership With PlayersVoice
  • Marketing
  • Media

MKTG Signs Exclusive Commercial Partnership With PlayersVoice

MKTG has announced it has signed an exclusive commercial partnership with newly-launched sports storytelling site PlayersVoice.com.au – an agreement that will see the agency move into a new territory of sports marketing. The partnership between MKTG and PlayersVoice will see the business managing brand partnership opportunities for the new platform; working with clients to deliver […]

Domo Introduces New Data Security Software Solution
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Domo Introduces New Data Security Software Solution

Domo has announced it has introduced new cloud security technology for its Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) software, which includes unique capabilities like rolling generation of data encryption keys and a built-in kill switch. Domo BYOK is the first BYOK enterprise software solution for cloud analytics and business intelligence, and builds on the company’s existing security, compliance and […]

Shopper Media Group Grows Sydney & Melbourne Sales Teams
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media

Shopper Media Group Grows Sydney & Melbourne Sales Teams

Shopper Media Group (SMG) has continued to grow its Sydney and Melbourne sales teams to keep up with the demand for Smartlite Panels for shopping centres. Ashley Munro joins SMG as group sales manager for Sydney, having previously worked in a similar role at NOVA Entertainment. Laura Mason has been appointed as SMG’s business manager […]