Married at First Sight gets a second season

Well this is a first Nine has renewed Married at First Sight after just one episode.

The premiere episode was an immediate ratings smash, convincingly winning its timeslot in all five of the mainland capitals. Married at First Sight averaged an impressive national audience of 1.565 million (5 City: 1.134 million / Regional: 431,000).

Andrew Backwell, Director of Programming and Production with the Nine Network said: “We are all so immensely proud of this program and are pleased that it has resonated so strongly with Australian viewers. From the outset, we knew that what we were creating was not just another reality program, rather a ground-breaking social experiment. We are thrilled that people have formed their own opinions on the value of this radical method of matchmaking.”

The second series will  enter production shortly and will air on the Nine Network in 2016.

An encore screening of Married at First Sight will air on Nine tonight at 9.40pm, following all-new Love Child.