MAFS recap & ratings: Love child of David Bowie and a vampire star of Ep 2

• MAFS will air tonight at 7:30pm on Nine and 9Now

The second episode of Nine’s Married at First Sight featured the marriage of same-sex couple Amanda and Tash, plus young couple Natasha and Mikey

The 34-year-old strength coach, Amanda, has a big personality and “would take a bullet for anyone” she loves. With European background and growing up in a very traditional household, Amanda has always struggled with full acceptance from her family in terms of her sexuality.

Amanda was matched with 31-year-old bartender, Tash, who described herself as “the love child of David Bowie and a vampire” and was told she physically “looks like a cross between Sophie Monk and Ruby Rose“. The full-tatted romantic goth who receives more attention from men than women, is ready to find love and not be seen as a party girl at the club. The relationship experts believe Amanda and Tash would be a great balance for each other.

After tears were shed when Amanda asked her mum for approval before going ahead with the experiment – and her mum giving her that support – her dad, unfortunately, doesn’t attend the wedding. The MAFS‘ same-sex couple marry in Melbourne sharing passionate vows to one another.

After a very strong start, there was just one hiccup during the reception where Amanda revealed to Tash’s bridesmaids that she was ‘going to get back with her ex’ when applying for the show. After the brides shared a quick chat outside, sour thoughts and feelings soon turned sweet after they shared a long kiss and told each other they’re serious about being together and are in it for the long haul.

Over in Stanwell Tops, NSW, dominant alpha-female Natasha and softie beta-male Mikey meet for the first time at their stunning ceremony.

The 26-year-old financial analysist, Natasha, has had a history of dating (much) older men – revealing that when she was 25 she dated someone just shy of three decades older. 

Mikey, the 29-year-old operations manager – who only lives a few suburbs away from his new bride – was described by a friend of Natasha’s as ‘someone she will eat alive’. 

As the ceremony seems promising with jokes brought out by Natasha to break the ice, Mikey appears nervous – and frankly quite awkward – during their wedding photos.

After a cringe-worthy dance routine performed by Mikey, Natasha told producers she believes he actually may be perfect for her. She also learned that Mikey is incredibly family-oriented and even took his disabled aunty to his high school formal. I think it’s safe to say that it wasn’t just Natasha’s heart that melted last night.

Tonight, we’ll encounter two more weddings; with hints that one of them will have high tensions, thanks to the actions of the bride. 

MAFS ratings: Episode 2, 2020

Second episode builds year-on-year audience with demos + all people

National audiences:

Episode 1: 1,492,000 (Metro 1,154,000 Regional 338,000)
Episode 2: 1,412,000 (Metro 1,067,000 Regional 345,000)

VPM ratings for streaming and on-demand:

#1 Married AT First Sight Episode 1 158,000

MAFS launch audiences (metro):

2015: 1,143,000
2016: 769,000 (First series that year)
2016: 769,000 (Second series that year)
2017: 826,000
2018: 914,000
2019: 1,006,000
2020: 1,154,000

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