The Nine Network will be hoping to resuscitate its ratings year when it premieres a new season of Married at First Sight on Monday night.
After the disaster of Reno Rumble which has now been pushed back into later timeslots, it will be up Married at First Sight to compete against MKR. The series was a big hit for Nine last year. Recent changes to the broadcast code is allowing Nine to air the M rated dating program in the 7:30pm timeslot.
With Seven having convincing won the first six official weeks of the ratings year, and with the Olympics still to come it would seem unlikely they could lose the year from here.
In season two, four new brides and four new grooms are about to do the unthinkable – and get married at first sight in the series narrated by Georgie Gardner.
Three relationship experts will control the experiment involving eight Aussie singles who are ready to find the one, using a mix of neuroscience and psychology to try to create four perfect matches. Psychologist and dating expert Mel Schilling joins relationship psychologist John Aiken and neuropsychotherapist Trisha Stratford in the matchmaking team.
John Aiken has interviewed the marriage applicants across the nation and built a detailed personal profile for each one. Dr Trisha Stratford compiled their detailed neurological profiles, and in this series introduces an attractiveness test as well as pheromone testing. And Mel Schilling met the applicants in their own environment to prepare to pair them with the most suitable partners.
Married at First Sight follows this experiment as the couples marry, honeymoon, meet the in-laws and set up home, all the while getting to know one another more and more deeply, to see if thematchmakers got it right.
These four new, extremely brave and hopeful couples will face the most terrifying wedding imaginable – meeting their partner at the altar. Who will make it through the wedding to live as man and wife? And at the end of the experiment every couple must decide whether to call it quits or stay married … at first sight.