Married At First Sight crushes the final of The Amazing Race in the ratings

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Married At First Sight was a ratings hit for Nine on Sunday night, offering a welcome respite after a cyber attack devastated the network’s programming in Sydney.

The social experiment attracted a metropolitan audience of 1,106,000 viewers, making it the most watched entertainment program of the evening.

The national average audience for the show was 1,447 million, taking into account the 340,000 people who tuned in in regional Australia.

Magic Million: Married At First Sight was a rating hit for Nine on Sunday night, providing a welcome respite after a cyber attack devastated the network's programming in Sydney.  In the photo: Married at first sight, couple Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven

Magic Million: Married At First Sight was a rating hit for Nine on Sunday night, providing a welcome respite after a cyber attack devastated the network’s programming in Sydney. In the photo: Married at first sight, couple Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven

The Married At First Sight wedding ceremony easily won the season finale of The Amazing Race Australia on Channel 10.

The Amazing Race had an audience of 618,000 metro networks in five cities, rising to 691,000 by the winner’s announcement.

Jackson Dening and Brendon Crawley, known as the Tamworth Cowboys, won the show after a grueling 24-leg race across Australia.

Popular: The social experiment drew a metropolitan audience of 1,106,000 viewers, making it the most watched entertainment show of the evening.  The show's national average audience was 1,447 million, taking into account the 340,000 people who tuned into regional Australia

Popular: The social experiment drew a metropolitan audience of 1,106,000 viewers, making it the most watched entertainment show of the evening.  The show's national average audience was 1,447 million, taking into account the 340,000 people who tuned into regional Australia

Popular: The social experiment drew a metropolitan audience of 1,106,000 viewers, making it the most watched entertainment show of the evening. The show’s national average audience was 1,447 million, taking into account the 340,000 people who tuned into regional Australia

The Nine Network was the target of a cyber attack on its systems on Sunday, which affected live programming from Sydney.

As a result of the disruption, the Australian broadcaster could not broadcast the programs Weekend Today and Sunday Sport.

Security experts believe Russia’s ‘massive ransomware attack’ was orchestrated ahead of Monday’s episode of Under Investigation, hosted by Liz Hayes, which will expose Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deadly campaign of chemical murder of his enemies in the West .

Shut Down: The Nine Network was the target of a cyberattack on Sunday that disrupted live programming from Sydney.  Weekend Today hosts Rebecca Maddern (left), Richard Wilkins (center) and Jayne Azzopardi (right) were unable to air

Shut Down: The Nine Network was the target of a cyberattack on Sunday that disrupted live programming from Sydney.  Weekend Today hosts Rebecca Maddern (left), Richard Wilkins (center) and Jayne Azzopardi (right) were unable to air

Shut Down: The Nine Network was the target of a cyberattack on Sunday that disrupted live programming from Sydney. Weekend Today hosts Rebecca Maddern (left), Richard Wilkins (center) and Jayne Azzopardi (right) were unable to air

Retaliation: Security experts believe Russia's 'massive ransomware attack' was orchestrated ahead of Monday's episode of Under Investigation, hosted by Liz Hayes, which will expose deadly campaign of chemical murder of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Retaliation: Security experts believe Russia's 'massive ransomware attack' was orchestrated ahead of Monday's episode of Under Investigation, hosted by Liz Hayes, which will expose deadly campaign of chemical murder of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Retaliation: Security experts believe Russia’s ‘massive ransomware attack’ was orchestrated ahead of Monday’s episode of Under Investigation, hosted by Liz Hayes, which will expose deadly campaign of chemical murder of Russian President Vladimir Putin

In a note to staff, Nine’s director of people and culture, Vanessa Morley, told all employees across the country to work from home until further notice.

“Our IT teams work around the clock to fully restore our systems, which have mainly affected our broadcasting and corporate business units,” she wrote.

“Publication and radio systems remain operational.”

Ms. Morley said office workers can expect to experience “disruption to the Nine IT network,” although emails do not appear to be affected.

Controversial Leader: Putin, a former KGB officer, is pictured here meeting with Novgorod governor Andrei Nikitin at the Moscow Kremlin on March 24.

Controversial Leader: Putin, a former KGB officer, is pictured here meeting with Novgorod governor Andrei Nikitin at the Moscow Kremlin on March 24.

Controversial Leader: Putin, a former KGB officer, is pictured here meeting with Novgorod governor Andrei Nikitin at the Moscow Kremlin on March 24.

Nine’s National Rugby League coverage, 6:00 pm news bulletins and Sunday night coverage including 60 Minutes and Married At First Sight continued as planned after the company issued “ several contingencies. ”

However, some viewers have had trouble watching Married At First Sight on Nine’s streaming service, 9Now.

Earlier, the Australian media giant – the owner of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers – said it was responding to “technical issues.”

Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers described the situation as “serious.”

“These are very worrying reports,” he told reporters in Springwood, Brisbane. “What we are hearing here is a serious and sophisticated targeted attack on a media organization.”

Contingencies: Nine's Sunday night programming, including 60 Minutes and Married At First Sight, went as planned after the company issued `` several contingencies. ''  In the photo: Married At First Sight star Bryce Ruthven

Contingencies: Nine's Sunday night programming, including 60 Minutes and Married At First Sight, went as planned after the company issued `` several contingencies. ''  In the photo: Married At First Sight star Bryce Ruthven

Contingencies: Nine’s Sunday night programming, including 60 Minutes and Married At First Sight, went as planned after the company issued “ several contingencies. ” In the photo: Married At First Sight star Bryce Ruthven

'Stopped Playing': However, some viewers had trouble watching Married At First Sight on Nine's streaming service, 9Now

'Stopped Playing': However, some viewers had trouble watching Married At First Sight on Nine's streaming service, 9Now

‘Stopped Playing’: However, some viewers had trouble watching Married At First Sight on Nine’s streaming service, 9Now

Back to it: While technical issues persist, Monday morning for Nine was business as usual

Back to it: While technical issues persist, Monday morning for Nine was business as usual

Back to it: While technical issues persist, Monday morning for Nine was business as usual