Ratings: Downton Abbey Season 3 Premiere Draws Record 7.9 Million Viewers

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Ratings: Downton Abbey Season 3 Premiere Draws Record 7.9 Million Viewers
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Ratings: Downton Abbey Season 3 Premiere Draws Record 7.9 Million Viewers

The backlash over the 36-year* gap between the UK and Stateside airings didn’t put a dent in Downton Abbey‘s ratings.

Sunday’s Season 3 premiere attracted a series high 7.9 million viewers. That’s nearly double the 4.2 million that turned out for the Season 2 opener last year.

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PBS also notes that the figure quadrupled its the average primetime rating.

* figure may be slightly exaggerated for comedic effect.


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