'Downton Abbey' Breaks Ratings Record EW
PBS’s ratings juggernaut “Downton Abbey” continues to set viewership records. The latest, according to EW.com’s Inside TV, is for the show’s third season, which ranks as PBS’s highest-rated drama of all time.
Season three averaged 11.5 million viewers over the course of a seven-episode season.
“For those keeping count, that’s up more than 60 percent from season two,” EW reports. “To top it off, the third-season finale, which aired on Feb. 17, attracted about 12.3 million viewers, beating all broadcast and cable competition airings in the time slot.”