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Canberra Hit104.7’s ratings fall after MAFS star Bryce Ruthven’s exit

Married At First Sight’s ‘most hated groom’ Bryce Ruthven has the last laugh as ratings plummet for his old Canberra radio station following his departure

Ratings have plummeted for the Canberra radio station where controversial Married At First Sight star Bryce Ruthven used to work.

Hit104.7 Canberra has officially lost its No. 1 position following the 32-year-old groom’s departure several months ago.

The station has fallen from a 20 per cent market share in the region to 11 per cent, a drop of 9.0 share points overall, reports Radio Today.

Missing that magic? Ratings have plummeted for the Canberra radio station where controversial Married At First Sight star Bryce Ruthven (pictured) used to work 

Bryce used to work afternoons and weekends for Hit104.7, but quit late last year so he could move to Melbourne. 

He is now living in the Victorian capital with his on-screen wife Melissa Rawson.

While it’s unclear if Bryce’s absence from the airwaves led to the decline in listeners, he will certainly be holding this fact dear as he prepares to relaunch his career.

Falling listeners: Hit104.7 Canberra has officially lost its No. 1 position following the 32-year-old groom's departure several months ago

Falling listeners: Hit104.7 Canberra has officially lost its No. 1 position following the 32-year-old groom’s departure several months ago 

Bryce is hoping to return to broadcasting following his divisive portrayal on Married At First Sight, and already has some high-profile backers in the industry.

He recently struck up a friendship with Kyle Sandilands, the host of Sydney’s most popular FM breakfast show on KIIS 106.5.

Kyle, 49, has even described Bryce on air as a younger version of himself. 

Sea change: Bryce used to work afternoons and weekends for Hit104.7, but quit late last year so he could move to Melbourne, where he is living with his on-screen wife Melissa Rawson

Sea change: Bryce used to work afternoons and weekends for Hit104.7, but quit late last year so he could move to Melbourne, where he is living with his on-screen wife Melissa Rawson

Bryce’s last regular radio job was hosting the afternoon shifts and weekend breakfast for Hit104.7 with Ellie Mobbs and Jason Roses.

Funnily enough, Jason ended up having a pivotal role towards the end of MAFS when he spilled Bryce’s secret about having a ‘secret girlfriend’ outside the show.

Before moving to Canberra, Bryce had been the studio producer for WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda for less than a year. 

Comeback king? While it's unclear if Bryce's absence from the airwaves led to the decline in listeners, he will certainly be holding this fact dear as he prepares to relaunch his radio career

Comeback king? While it’s unclear if Bryce’s absence from the airwaves led to the decline in listeners, he will certainly be holding this fact dear as he prepares to relaunch his radio career 

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