Don Lane tribute wins Thursday night

A Tribute to Don Lane was the most watched TV show last night taking Nine to a clear win.  

Following the death of former Nine variety-show presenter Don Lane yesterday, the tribute show hosted by friend and TV personality Bert Newton was the most-watched show for the night pulling in a conservative 1.26 million, according to preliminary OzTam data.

Getaway, which aired before the tribute, at 7:30 came in second with 1.2 million.

The majority of Nine’s audience stayed tuned to watch the Secret Millionaire at 9:30 which received just over 1 million, an increase on last week’s audience of 946,000. 

The three programmes, along with Two and a Half Men, took the network to a clear win, despite the continuing low audiences for Thursdays.

Nightly channel Shares:

Nine: 28.4%

Seven: 24.1%

Ten: 21.1%

ABC1: 15.8%

SBS1: 4.6%

GO!: 2.1%

ABC2: 1.8%

ONE: 1.5%

SBS2: 0.5%

But Seven leads into the weekend, just ahead of Nine. The news comes as Seven today announced the launch of its digital offering 7TWO.

Network shares week-to-date:

Seven: 26.8%

Nine: 25.8%

Ten: 21.6%

ABC1: 15.4%

SBS1: 5%

GO!: 2.5%

ABC2: 1.4%

ONE: 1.3%

SBS2: 0.3%

Top 15 most watched shows:

  1. A Tribute to Don Lane – Nine 1.3m
  2. Getaway – Nine 1.2m
  3. Seven News – Seven 1.1m
  4. Today Tonight – Seven 1.1m
  5. Two and a Half Men – Nine 1.1m
  6. Secret Millionaire – Nine 1m
  7. Home and Away – Seven 1m
  8. ABC News – ABC 1m
  9. Rush – Ten 0.973m
  10. Beauty and the Geek – Seven 0.952m
  11. Glee – Ten 0.951m
  12. Nine News – Nine 0.943m
  13. A Current Affair – Nine 0.929m
  14. Ghost Whisperer – Seven 0.843m
  15. Burn Notice – Ten 0.796m

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