Married At First Sight recap & ratings: End of fourth week, 2020

• Cheating scandal fires up the ratings for Australia’s #1 TV show

Married At First Sight continues its winning streak

Week 4 recap

This week on Nine’s Married at First Sight, the TV couples met each other’s families as a bonding exercise and to fill them in on their current relationship highs and lows.

For some couples, the family-bonding lunches and dinners were smooth sailing and led to a closer connection and brought them to a new level of intimacy. For others, it was drama-filled. After a tense family dinner, Vanessa and Chris parted ways and left the TV social experiment.

Wednesday night was the infamous third dinner party. The number three has never looked so unlucky. Before entree was even served, Michael and Hayley served up a whole lot of drama with a screaming-match after alleged rumours of the two having cheated on their husbands and wives (Stacey and David). It appears the rumours were true (after Hayley confessed immediately) however, Stacey strangely sided with Michael and shoved all the blame towards ex-friend Hayley.

After the truth came out in regard to the cheating scandal, another allegation was brought to everyone’s attention: David rubbing Hayley’s toothbrush for revenge. This appeared to be true after video footage was shown on Hayley’s phone, as Mishel sent her the footage prior. Dinner party guests – and the spying experts – were in disgust, some even gagging.

National audiences

Week 1

Episode 1: 1,492,000 (Metro 1,154,000 Regional 338,000)
Episode 2: 1,412,000 (Metro 1,067,000 Regional 345,000)
Episode 3: 1,355,000 (Metro 1,014,000 Regional 341,000)
Episode 4: 1,345,000 (Metro 992,000 Regional 353,000)

Week 2

Episode 5: 1,493,000 (Metro 1,091,000 Regional 402,000)
Episode 6: 1,546,000 (Metro 1,140,000 Regional: 407,000)
Episode 7: 1,474,000 (Metro 1,109,000 Regional 365,000)
Episode 8: 1,583,000 (Metro 1,178,000 Regional 404,000)

Week 3

Episode 9: 1,482,000 (Metro: 1,103,000 Regional: 378,000)
Episode 10: 1,459,000 (Metro: 1,091,000 Regional: 368,000)
Episode 11: 1,359,000 (Metro: 1,005,000 Regional: 353,000)
Episode 12: 1,443,000 (Metro: 1,058,000 Regional: 385,000)

Week 4

Episode 13: 1,598,000 (Metro: 1,200,000 Regional: 398,000)
Episode 14: 1,384,000 (Metro: 1,027,000 Regional: 357,000)
Episode 15: 1,359,000 (Metro: 1,020,000 Regional: 339,000)
Episode 16: 1,524,000 (Metro: 1,128,000 Regional: 396,000)

Broadcast Video On Demand (BVOD)

MAFS takes out Top 15 spots on OzTAM’s 28-day rolling VPM report
Episode Eight has a VPM rating of 427,000
Episode Four has a VPM rating of 421,000
12 episodes with VPM in excess of 300,000

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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