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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Air Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: "USA VS. JAPAN"
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"NBC SPECIALS"

"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: USA VS. JAPAN"

01/13/2014 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Monday) : 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' PRESENTS THE FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AS 'TEAM USA' BATTLES AGAINST 'TEAM JAPAN' IN AN ACTION-PACKED TWO HOUR SPECIAL - HOSTED BY MATT ISEMAN AND AKBAR GBAJA BIAMILA WITH JENN BROWN CO-HOSTING - Five top American competitors from "American Ninja Warrior" will compete against five of the most accomplished Japanese contenders from "Sasuke" in a high stakes battle for international dominance. Representing Team USA are Brian Arnold, Paul Kasemir, James McGrath, Travis Rosen and Brent Steffensen, who will compete against Team Japan's Kazuma Asa, Hitoshi Kanno, Ryo Matachi, Shingo Yamamoto and two-time "Sasuke" Grand Champion Yuji Urushihara. Contestants will tackle all four stages of the Las Vegas "finals" course in a new head-to-head format that pits members from each team against one another. In the end, the championship trophy and international bragging rights will go to the victors in this inaugural USA vs. Japan contest. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila host and Jenn Brown co-hosts. TV-PG

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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (NBC)
Returns Monday, May 26
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/12/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, March 2014) Last summer's NBC run of "American Ninja Warrior" averaged a 1.8 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research, winning its time period among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 with four of its last five telecasts. On Jan. 13 of this year, a special "USA vs. Japan" edition of "American Ninja Warrior" scored the show's highest adult 18-49 rating (1.9 in "live plus same day") since July 23, 2012 and equaled the series record in men 18-34 (1.8).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Akbar Gbaja Biamila as Host
· Jenn Brown as Host
· Matt Iseman as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Alison Haislip as Correspondent
· Angela Sun as Correspondent
· Jimmy Smith as Host
· Jonny Moseley as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Arthur Smith as EP (Season 2- )
· Craig Piligian as EP (Season 1)
· Holly Wofford as EP (Season 4- )
· Kent Weed as EP (Season 2- )
· Viki Cacciatore as EP (Season 4- )
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A. Smith & Company Productions
· Lake Paradise Entertainment
· Pilgrim Studios