The basic premise of American Ninja Warrior is simple — ordinary people trying to conquer one of the most difficult obstacle courses known to man. So what is it about watching these people that has been such an incredible draw for people, sustaining the show for 14 seasons? Co-hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbala-Biamila say it’s about more than just the competitive aspect of it — they believe viewers want to watch otherwise ordinary people make a dream come true. (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Iseman & Akbar Gbala-Biamila)
American Ninja Warrior airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC, and episodes start streaming the following day on Peacock.