Married At First Sight Gets Second Season


Channel 4 has just announced that Married at First Sight will get another season.

The TV show aims to see whether scientific methods can be used to create a happy marriage between two people who have never met before.

The hopeful singles are chosen from a pool of 1,500 applicants, who are then assessed by a panel of experts in the fields of psychology, social & evolutionary anthropology, and theology.

Last year, the controversial show made headlines with its first season after one of the new husbands was spotted trawling Tinder after his wedding and honeymoon.

According to Channel 4, the show attracted an average consolidated audience of 2.5m viewers per episode and an 11% share of audience on Thursdays at 9pm.

In terms of demographic, the series was most watched by 16-34 year olds, which averaged a 19.7% share of Channel 4’s key demographic.

The show is based on a Danish format created by Red Arrow Entertainment Group company Snowman Productions, and has been licensed to over 20 countries worldwide.

Simon Edmunds

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