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Entertainment Australian Ninja Warrior 2018: Ratings down, but Olivia Vivian makes history

18:32  09 july  2018
18:32  09 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Australian Ninja Warrior 2018 : Ratings down , but Olivia Vivian makes history . She saved her pièce de résistance till last though, pulling a move that no one in Australia has tried before.

Olivia Vivian made history Australian Ninja Warrior on Sunday night. Photo: Channel Nine. Taking her second run up the Wall — contestants are allowed two attempts at this final obstacle — Vivian made it to the top easily this time.

Vivian was the first woman in Ninja Warrior history to pull off this move. © Channel Nine Vivian was the first woman in Ninja Warrior history to pull off this move.

Channel Nine's Australian Ninja Warrior returned to screens with its second season on Sunday night, drawing in an audience that didn't quite manage to match up to last year's efforts.

Delivering Nine a peak of 1.1 million metro viewers, the launch episode was significantly down on last year's 1.68 million viewers - still, it was enough to make Australian Ninja Warrior the number one program of the night in key demographics.

While the episode saw a number of new and returning contestants try their skills on the famous Ninja run, the highlight of the night was seeing 28-year-old Olympian Olivia Vivian become the first female contestant to conquer the Warped Wall in the heat stages of the competition.

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Dedicated watchers might remember the gymnast from last year; despite showing off some serious determination throughout her run, she came undone on the Wall, slipping down before she could reach the top bar.

Vivian vowed to return to conquer it, and on Sunday night she made good on her promise, stunning the live audience with her strength and agility throughout the entire course.

She saved her pièce de résistance till last though, pulling a move that no one in Australia has tried before.

Olivia Vivian made history Australian Ninja Warrior on Sunday night. © Channel Nine Olivia Vivian made history Australian Ninja Warrior on Sunday night.

Taking her second run up the Wall — contestants are allowed two attempts at this final obstacle — Vivian made it to the top easily this time.

The second her hands were clamped around the bar at the edge of the landing, she knew she had it in the bag,  so she let go of one hand, swung her body around to face the crowd, and flipped her legs over her head, placing her neatly on the finishing platform (and in the Ninja Warrior history books).

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Ninja run: Ben Polson (Semi final) | Australian Ninja Warrior 2018 - Продолжительность: 5:29 Australian Ninja Warrior 904 120 просмотров.

Performance of the Night: Olivia Vivian | Australian Ninja Warrior 2018 - Продолжительность: 5:22 Australian Ninja Warrior 1 383 690 просмотров.

Not only did Vivian become the first female to reach the top of the Wall in a heat — last year, Andrea Hah achieved it at semi-final stage — she's also the first female in the world to successfully pull-off the backflip manoeuvre.

Her move left the show's hosts Rebecca Maddern and Ben Fordham stunned, with Fordham yelling, "What? What? What? How the hell did that happen? You’re nuts!" at Vivian once she'd completed the move.

Vivian's success sees her go through to the show's semi-final round in a couple week's time, where she'll go up against her partner Ben Polson, who also made it through to the next round.

The debut season of Australian Ninja Warrior surpassed all expectations for Channel Nine last year, raking in over 3 million viewers for its somewhat anti-climatic finale in late July.

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Performance of the Night: Olivia Vivian | Australian Ninja Warrior 2018 - Продолжительность: 5:22 Australian Ninja Warrior 1 201 просмотр. Olivia Vivian makes history , being the first female Ninja to ever backflip up the Warped Wall!

Опубликовано: 22 июл. 2018 г. Australian Ninja Warrior 's Olivia Vivian makes history three times as first woman in finals. With her show-stopping back-flip over the Warped Wall in the qualifiers going viral around the world, Olivia made history again by repeating the.

With none of the semi-finalists conquering the final challenge — climbing a 22-metre rope dubbed Mount Midoriyama within 30 seconds — the show was left without a winner, sending the dedicated audience into a spin.

As Maddern pointed out at the time, it took the US version of the series seven seasons to crown a Ninja Warrior. If Vivian's efforts are any indication of how this season might go, Australian fans might not have to wait quite as long.

Australian Ninja Warrior airs on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at 7pm on Nine. 

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