MAFS to return to Nine on 3 February

Nine’s reality juggernaut Married At First Sight will return on 3 February with a new collection of 20 singles to be ‘married’.

Returning to the show are relationship experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling and neuropsychotherapist Dr Trisha Stratford who will attempt to pair the couples.

Married At First Sight is back in 2020 with 20 more singles looking for love

The couples will again live together under one roof after they are partnered up and take part in the commitment ceremonies as in other seasons.

Married At First Sight was an incredible success for Nine in 2019, handing the network chart-topping ratings every night it was on. The season finale brought in 1.9 metro viewers, and the program went on to accrue higher figures on Nine’s broadcast video on demand (BVOD) platform 9Now.

But the show also encourages negative feedback and can put Nine into difficult situations following the actions of its stars. The network has just settled a defamation case alongside star Cyrell Paule who was found to have made ‘completely false’ allegations against a cafe owner.

The show also often comes under fire for being ‘trainwreck TV’ and is held up as an example of the worst reality has to offer by other media businesses.

But there’s no denying the pull it has over viewers, with a recent episode of A Current Affair which saw the first, and only, Married At First Sight couple ever get married in real life, bringing in 617,000 metro viewers.

Married at First Sight starts Monday, 3 February, at 7:30pm on Nine and 9Now.


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