Ninja Warrior Producers Defend Show After Fans Slam Another Anti-Climatic Finale

Ninja Warrior Producers Defend Show After Fans Slam Another Anti-Climatic Finale
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The production company behind Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior has been forced to defend the reality TV show after failed to produce a winner for its second straight season.

The 24 contestants who were left tackled an intense three-stage course in the show’s grand final, which ended with a rope climb up Mt Midoriyama.

However, not one of the contestants made it past the second stage, as another $200,000 in prize money went begging.

The only ninja to be honoured on the night was 22-year-old gymnast and robotic technician Rob Patterson, who claimed the title of going the furthest and being the fastest on the obstacle course.

The anti-climatic Ninja Warrior finale left a sour taste in many viewers’ mouths, who turned to social media to spray vitriol.

But it seems the show’s producers have no plans to make the course easier next season.

“Ninjas have to earn the right to take on and defeat Mt Midoriyama, and that requires a perfect run in all three stages of the finals, an Endemol Shine spokesperson told B&T.

“It took seven seasons in the USA and remains unconquered in the UK after five seasons.

Australian Ninja Warrior is still the toughest obstacle course in the world. Year on year, our ninjas have created history and now the search is on to find the top contenders to make it all the way in the third season here in Australia.”

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