Now airing its 11th season, the hit physical competition series “American Ninja Warrior” will broadcast the Oklahoma City qualifiers on Monday, June 17, at 8/7c on NBC with the OKC finals airing Monday, August 5. The show, which utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), completed principal photography on April 15, 2019, after successfully constructing its set just outside the Oklahoma State Capitol Building.
This episode marks the second time NBC Universal and Canam Productions have brought “American Ninja Warrior” to film in Oklahoma since May 2016. Earlier this year, Oklahoma City was announced as a host city along with Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Seattle. Each city benefits from the economic impact of the show whose traveling format estimates nearly 900 hotel nights for their production team over a 10-day period.
“The return of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ to Oklahoma City speaks volumes to the great people of our state, including our state and city leadership, while also proving the value of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program in attracting major television production such as this,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “With more than 4.8 million viewers for the season premiere on May 29, the media exposure of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ to Oklahoma City and the state is valued in the millions of dollars. When the show filmed here in 2016, it generated media exposure estimated to be valued at over $4 million. Through high-profile productions like ‘American Ninja Warrior’, Oklahoma is being showcased to audiences around the world.”
For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, visit the Incentives Page.
About Oklahoma Film + Music Office
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit okfilmmusic.org.