Nine has renewed Married at First Sight for a fifth season.
The dating show will go into production later this year and air in 2018. Sensibly, Nine has resisted the temptation for 2 seasons a year, as it has done in the past.
Nine’s Head of Content, Production and Development, Adrian Swift,said: “We are so proud of Married at First Sight and its performance. It is a terrific show that is emotionally charged, full of love, and provides couples with a real shot at finding love. It’s no wonder everyone is talking about it. We can’t wait to see what the next series will bring.”
There’s no question the show has drawn good numbers for Nine, of around 1.1m viewers, and made the battle with My Kitchen Rules much tighter. After the failure of both Australia’s Got Talent and The Farmer Wants a Wife last year, Nine is in a neck and neck race with Seven.
The expanded series, now produced by Endemol Shine Australia, has also attracted plenty of press coverage, usually around sensationalist reality angles.
Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy, said: “We are thrilled to be recommissioned for another season of Australia’s most controversial and groundbreaking series. Season four has proven to be a ratings hit for Nine and we’re looking forward to taking it further in season five on this much talked about show.”