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Here's Exactly How American Ninja Warrior Works

This is how the competitors get a chance at the $1 million grand prize.

By Christopher Rosa
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American Ninja Warrior 2023 is here.

How to Watch

Watch American Ninja Warrior on NBC and Peacock.

Yes, ANW is back for Season 15, and the competition is just as intense as ever. Once again we'll see Ninjas from all across the country compete for a chance at the $1 million prize. (The season premieres June 5, 2023 on NBC.)

Below, read everything you need to know about what to expect from American Ninja Warrior in 2023. 

How does American Ninja Warrior in 2023 work?

Per a press release from us, here's how ANW Season 15 will work: "Hosts  Matt Iseman and  Akbar Gbajabiamila, along with co-Host Zuri Hall, are back to call the action as the Ninjas make their way through the Qualifying and Semi-Final rounds in Los Angeles before moving to the National Finals in Las Vegas." 

Where does American Ninja Warrior film?

  • Qualifying Episodes: Los Angeles
  • Semi-Final Episodes: Los Angeles
  • National Final Episodes: Las Vegas

As our press release states, "With the biggest changes in show history, Season 15 will challenge the Ninjas to race side-by-side and head-to-head across a high-stakes course with a spot in the National Finals on the line. Additionally, the Mega Wall is even taller than before at 18.5 feet and, for the first time ever, Ninjas will need to complete all six obstacles in a designated time in order to earn a shot at the $10,000 prize." 


How do you win American Ninja Warrior 2023? 

A top prize of $1 million will go to the winner who can conquer all four stages at the National Finals.

 Starting June 5, watch American Ninja Warrior on NBC Mondays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock.   

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