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Married At First Sight annihilates I’m A Celeb in the ratings

It’s the show that fans would be forgiven the whole country is watching.

And Married At First Sight’s ratings for its dramatic dinner party episode on Wednesday night prove a decent slice of the population is tuning in

The Channel Nine social experiment topped the ratings with a whopping 1.26 million metro viewers, according to OzTam.

Smashing it! Married At First Sight continued to dominate the ratings on Wednesday night as more 1.26 million viewers tuning in to witness Dean Wells’ (pictured) latest showdown

It appears an array of Australians couldn’t wait to see Dean Wells’ latest showdown, with the show winning the demographics in age groups 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Married At First Sight edged out rival My Kitchen Rules for the top spot, with fell behind as it garnered an audience of 977,000. 

As the cooking show trailed behind, judge Pete Evans took a swipe at its competitor, telling The Daily Telegraph on Thursday he’d never watched it.

 ‘I have no idea what it’s about except that people get married to someone they’ve never met,’ said the Paleo chef. 

‘I personally wouldn’t watch a show like that,’ he said, adding: ‘It’s not my form of entertainment.

Coming in second: MAFS edged out rival My Kitchen Rules, with  judge Pete Evans (pictured) taking a swipe at the dating show

Coming in second: MAFS edged out rival My Kitchen Rules, with  judge Pete Evans (pictured) taking a swipe at the dating show

Meanwhile, Channel Ten battled with its primetime offering I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

With fans seemingly fast losing interest in the struggling format, the series only managed to attract the eyeballs of 568,000 people.

The number meant that less than half the numbers of Married At First Sight viewers saw former AFL player Josh Gibson eliminated from the I’m A Celeb jungle and the antics of celebrities such as Shannon Noll.

Not interested? Only 568,000 viewers watched the antics of celebrities like Shannon Noll (left) and saw the elimination of former AFL player Josh Gibson (right)

Not interested? Only 568,000 viewers watched the antics of celebrities like Shannon Noll (left) and saw the elimination of former AFL player Josh Gibson (right)

Not interested? Only 568,000 viewers watched the antics of celebrities like Shannon Noll (left) and saw the elimination of former AFL player Josh Gibson (right)

The ratings leaderboard have always been a contentious battle ground for the TV networks.

Recently, Channel Seven’s Australian Spartan came off second best as it went to head to head on Sundays against ratings juggernaut Married At First Sight.

After just two weeks, the network was forced to shelve its remaining episodes and find a slot for them in a less coveted time slot. 

Gone! Australian Spartan was pulled from Channel Seven's line-up after just  two episodes after suffering abysmal ratings

Gone! Australian Spartan was pulled from Channel Seven’s line-up after just  two episodes after suffering abysmal ratings



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