FYI’s 'Married At First Sight’ Sets Network Record

FYI’s reality series Married At First Sight set a network ratings record in its season one finale Tuesday night, the network said Wednesday.

The freshman series’ season finale drew 903,000 total viewers and 494,000 adults 25-54, said network officials. The audience was up 234% over the July 8 premiere and up 302% among adults 25-54, said network officials. The finale featured three couple’s decision whether they were going to stay married or get a divorce.

FYI next Tuesday (Sept. 16) will air a two-hour special, Married at First Sight: Six Months Later, which will follow up on the status of the three couples, said network officials.   

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