ACMA investigating Married at First Sight complaints

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is investigating Nine’s ratings juggernaut Married at First Sight, after three viewers made complaints about its classification.

The viewers raised their concerns directly with Nine, but after being dissatisfied with its response, escalated the matter to ACMA.

“Three complainants have raised their concerns about Married at First Sight with the ACMA after complaining to the licensee first and being dissatisfied with the response,” an ACMA spokesperson said.

“The ACMA is currently investigating those concerns.”

Season six is classified with an ‘M’ rating on catch up service 9Now. Reports state that the complaints relate to the classifications when it went to air – M on the nights it aired at 7:30pm, but PG for its Sunday night 7pm episodes.

It is unknown which specific episodes are subject to the complaints.

MAFS dominated the ratings for its entire run, but finished on a high for the season’s final episode, which aired on 8 April to 1.968m metro viewers. The reality offering delivered Nine its biggest start to the year in OzTAM history.

Nine has been contacted for comment.


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