This week, Australian Ninja Warrior premiered on Channel Nine and attracted an incredible 2.33 million viewers nationwide, making it the most successful new show in 2017.
The program is based on a Japanese show titled Sasuke which aired in 1997, where the obstacle course was so difficult that only seven people ever completed it.
The Australian offshoot features men and women attempting a four stage obstacle course built on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island.
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“It’s the biggest TV show ever made in Australia and it’s not a cooking, renovation or dating show. It’s the kind of program the whole family can watch and I hope they did last night,” host Ben Fordham told The Australian last week.
On last night’s episode, 29-year-old Sam Bramham who lost his right leg at age five after being born with no femur, took to the obstacle course.