Downton Abbey Season Three Debuts to 7.9 Million Viewers
PBS and WGBH announced today that the premiere of Masterpiece Classic DowntonAbbey, Season 3 captivated viewers nationwide, building on the
love affair with the series that started two years ago.
An average audience of
7.9 million viewers tuned in for Sunday’s premiere.
The third season premiere of the Emmy and
Golden Globe Award-winning series, a Carnival/Masterpiece co-production, quadrupled the average PBS primetime rating, and exceeded the
average rating of the second season premiere of “Downton Abbey” by 96 percent
(based on metered market averages).