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Married At First Sight secured its second ratings win for Nine's eighth season on Tuesday night.
After smashing it in the ratings during Monday's premiere, the second episode saw almost one million metro viewers tune in.
MAFS not only topped the ratings for its time slot, but extended its strong ratings lead over reality TV rivals with its impressive 992,000 five-city metro viewers.
Scroll down for video © Provided by Daily MailNumber one! Married At First Sight extended its strong ratings lead over reality TV rivals on Tuesday night as season eight drama continues to grow Channel Nine's audience. Pictured: MAFS couple Booka Nile and Brett Helling
With Seven's season of Holey Moley over, reality TV enthusiasts had only Nine's MAFS or Channel 10's The Amazing Race Australia to choose from on free-to-air.
Unfortunately for Channel 10, more viewers appeared to move to Nine with MAFS seeing an increase of 28,000 metro viewers.
MAFS doubled the metro viewership of The Amazing Race Australia, as it only recorded 459,000 metro viewers.
ABC's 7:30 faired slightly better than Channel 10's reality TV adventure program with 503,000 metro viewers. © Provided by Daily MailTime to celebrate! After smashing it in the ratings during Monday's premiere, the second episode saw almost one million metro viewers tune in. Pictured MAFS couple Coco Stedman and Sam Carraro
On Monday, the season eight premiere of MAFS was the most-watched program of the night with a peak national audience of 1.486 million.
The average national viewership was 1.255 million, with 964,000 people from the five major cities tuning in and 291,000 from regional Australia.
Nine's programming director Hamish Turner told Media Week on Tuesday: 'We are thrilled to see Australia once again fall in love with Married At First Sight.'
He said the Australian Open followed by the launch of MAFS had given Nine some of its best ratings among people aged 16 to 39 in more than a decade.
'We expect the audience will again build across both linear TV and 9Now as Australia follows the journey of the experiment's participants,' Mr Turner added. © Provided by Daily MailNumbers game: The season eight premiere was the most-watched program of the night with a peak national audience of 1.486 million. Pictured: MAFS couple Beck Zemek and Jake Edwards
© Provided by Daily MailToppled: While Holey Moley had fared well in the ratings during its run - and had even outperformed the Married At First Sight Grand Reunion last month, its finale fell flat against the MAFS season eight premiere on Monday. Pictured: Holey Moley host Sonia Kruger
Married At First Sight went head to head with the finale of Holey Moley on Seven.
While Holey Moley had fared well in the ratings during its run - and had even outperformed the MAFS Grand Reunion last month, it fell flat against the season eight premiere.
Married At First Sight had a five-city metro audience of 964,000 on Monday, while Holey Moley only had 481,000.
Channel 10's The Amazing Race, hosted by Beau Ryan, was watched by 508,000 people in the five major cities. © Provided by Daily MailRival: Channel 10's The Amazing Race was watched by 508,000 people in the five major cities. Pictured: The Amazing Race host Beau Ryan
© Provided by Daily MailIt begins: Monday's launch of Married At First Sight saw the hen's and buck's nights take place, followed by the weddings of Beck and Jake (pictured), and Melissa and Bryce
The last three season premieres of Married At First Sight have topped the ratings with more than one million viewers.
Monday's launch saw the hen's and buck's nights take place, followed by the weddings of Beck Zemek and Jake Edwards, and Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven.
Married At First Sight continues Tuesday from 7:30pm on Channel Nine
Married At First Sight premiere ratings (national)
Season 1, May 2015 - 1.195 million
Season 2, April 2016 - 999,000
Season 3, August 2016 - 970,000
Season 4, January 2017 - 1.186 million
Season 5, January 2018 - 1.328 million
Season 6, January 2019 - 1.432 million
Season 7, February 2020 - 1.215 million
Season 8, February 2021 - 1.255 million