Australians are hailing the new season of MAFS as disgusting

Australians are hailing the new season of MAFS as “disgusting” as many call for the show to be canceled after it becomes another ratings mega-hit for Channel Nine

The 2024 season premiere of Married At First Sight may have overwhelmed the competition in the ratings war on Monday night.

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

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

Following the blockbuster episode, critics on social media criticized Channel Nine for airing controversial storylines this year. Some even called for the show to be canceled.

“I don't want to see any of it, so I'm not watching it. 'I can't wait for the day this show is canceled!' wrote one user on Facebook.

The 2024 season premiere of “Married At First Sight” may have won the competition in the ratings war on Monday night, but not all viewers were happy with the return of Australia's most controversial television event (pictured: bride Sara Mesa and groom Tim Calwell)

“Disgusting show,” another added, while someone else wrote: “Turned off after 30 minutes.”

Despite the backlash, “Married At First Sight” emerged as the clear winner in Monday night's ratings battle.

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

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Following the blockbuster episode, critics on social media criticized Channel Nine for airing controversial storylines this year. Some even called for the show to be canceled

Australian Idol came in second place, attracting a modest national audience of 787,000 viewers.

Survivor came up short with a total viewership of 572,000.

The ratings report also shows the total national TV reach, which is determined by dividing the number of viewers divided by the duration of the show.

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

Australian Idol grossed 1.784 million while Australian Survivor grossed 1.126 million.

Despite the backlash,

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

Australian Idol came in second place, attracting a modest national audience of 787,000 viewers.  (Pictured: Australian Idol judge Kyle Sandilands)

Australian Idol came in second place, attracting a modest national audience of 787,000 viewers. (Pictured: Australian Idol judge Kyle Sandilands)

Married at First Sight 2024: Meet the Cast

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Lauren Dunn

32, PR Maven, Perth

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Tori Adams

27, Development Manager, Melbourne

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Sarah Mesa

29, nutrition coach, Sydney

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Eden Harper

28, HR consultant, Gold Coast

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Cassandra Allen

30, administrative officer, Gold Coast

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Lucinda Light

43, Wedding Reception & MC, NSW

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Ellie Dix

32, registered nurse, Gold Coast

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Natalie Parham

32, Physiotherapist, Melbourne

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Andrea Thompson

51, wedding photographer

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Jayden Eynaud

26, professional kickboxer, Gold Coast

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Tim Calwell

31, online business owner, Gold Coast

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Ben Walters

Tour guide, Newcastle

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Collins Christian

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Jack Darkey

34, personal trainer, Gold Coast

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Jono McCullough

39, Managing Director, Brisbane

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Richard Sauerman

62, motivational speaker

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Timothy Smith

51, gin distillery owner, Melbourne

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Tristan Black

29, entertainment manager, Sydney

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Jade Pywell

Model, Gold Coast

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Ash Galati

Pest Control, Melbourne

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Michael Felix

Melbourne, sales representative

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Maddy Jevic

Actress, Melbourne

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Stephen Stewart

Perth, hairdresser

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Ridge Barredo

Professional weightlifter, Sydney

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