Nine has boldly announced a renewal for Married at First Sight just a day after the first episode has premiered.
The extreme dating show won its timeslot with 1.134 million viewers, topping MasterChef as the top entertainment show for the night.
Nine has already thrown open the call for further participants for a second season in 2016.
Andrew Backwell, Director of Programming and Production at Nine said: “We are all so immensely proud of this program and are pleased that it has resonated so strongly with Australian viewers. From the outset, we knew that what we were creating was not just another reality program, rather a ground-breaking social experiment. We are thrilled that people have formed their own opinions on the value of this radical method of matchmaking.”
The renewal comes before Nine has seen how well numbers can be sustained, but it clearly has faith in the format despite no legal marriage being undertaken at the altar.
Backwell has previously said Nine would be open to same-sex couples for a second season if there were enough applicants.
Nine will repeat the first episode tonight at 9.40pm, following Love Child.