Aussies slam ‘disgusting’ new MAFS season as many call for show to be cancelled after it once again becomes a ratings mega hit for Channel Nine

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Married At First Sight’s 2024 season premiere may have blitzed the competition in the ratings war on Monday night. 

But not all viewers were pleased with the return of Australia’s most controversial television event. 

During the very first episode, fans watched on in shock as Tim’s best man delivered an X-rated speech at his wedding before Sara walked away from her TV husband during their honeymoon.

Following the blockbuster episode, critics took to social media to slam Channel Nine for once again airing controversial storylines this year, with some even calling for the show to be cancelled. 

‘I don’t want to see any of it, hence I don’t watch it. Can’t wait for the day this show is canned!’ one user wrote on Facebook. 

Married At First Sight’s 2024 season premiere may have blitzed the competition in the ratings war on Monday night, but not all viewers were pleased with the return of Australia’s most controversial television event (Pictured: Bride Sara Mesa and groom Tim Calwell)

‘Disgusting show,’ another added, as someone else wrote: ‘Turned it off after 30 minutes.’ 

Despite the backlash, Married At First Sight emerged as the clear winner of Monday night’s ratings battle.

The Nine hit dominated on the night, beating Seven’s Australian Idol debut and Ten’s two-hour premiere of Australian Survivor with a whopping 1.252 million viewers nationally. 

Following the blockbuster episode, critics took to social media to slam Channel Nine for once again airing controversial storylines this year, with some even calling for the show to be cancelled

Following the blockbuster episode, critics took to social media to slam Channel Nine for once again airing controversial storylines this year, with some even calling for the show to be cancelled 

Australian Idol ranked second, pulling in a modest national audience of 787,000.

Survivor meanwhile trailed behind with a total audience of 572,000.

The ratings report also indicates the Total TV National Reach, which is determined by dividing the amount of individuals watching divided by the duration of the show.

According to this ranking, Married At First Sight scored a whopping 2.451 million total reach. 

Australian Idol scored 1.784 million, while Australian Survivor pulled in 1.126 million. 

Despite the backlash, Married At First Sight emerged as the clear winner of Monday night's ratings battle. (Pictured: Bride Cassandra Allen)

Despite the backlash, Married At First Sight emerged as the clear winner of Monday night’s ratings battle. (Pictured: Bride Cassandra Allen) 

Australian Idol ranked second, pulling in a modest national audience of 787,000. (Pictured: Australian Idol judge Kyle Sandilands)

Australian Idol ranked second, pulling in a modest national audience of 787,000. (Pictured: Australian Idol judge Kyle Sandilands) 

Married At First Sight 2024: Meet the cast

Lauren Dunn

32, PR Maven, Perth

Tori Adams

27, Development manager, Melbourne

Sara Mesa

29, Nutrition Coach, Sydney

Eden Harper

28, Recruitment Consultant, Gold Coast

Cassandra Allen

30, Administration Officer, Gold Coast

Lucinda Light

43, Wedding Celebrant & MC, NSW

Ellie Dix

32, Registered Nurse, Gold Coast

Natalie Parham 

32, Physiotherapist, Melbourne

Andrea Thompson

51, Wedding Photographer

Jayden Eynaud

26, Professional kickboxer, Gold Coast

Tim Calwell

31, Online business owner, Gold Coast

Ben Walters

Tour Director, Newcastle

Collins Christian

State Government, Perth 

Jack Dunkley

34, Personal Trainer, Gold Coast

Jono McCullough

39, Managing Director, Brisbane

Richard Sauerman

62, Motivational Speaker

Timothy Smith

51, Gin Distillery Owner, Melbourne

Tristan Black 

29, Entertainment Manager, Sydney

Jade Pywell

Model, Gold Coast

 Ash Galati

Pest control, Melbourne

 Michael Felix

Melbourne, Sales Rep

Maddy Jevic

Actress, Melbourne 

Stephen Stewart 

Perth, Hair Dresser

Ridge Barredo

Professional weightlifter, Sydney 

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