Downton Abbey draws record audience for season debut

2014-01-07 18:00
 
Downton Abbey
New York - Downton Abbey drew a record-breaking audience for Sunday's much-anticipated season premiere.

PBS and WGBH-TV announced on Monday that the fourth-season debut of the lush British miniseries attracted 10.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National data.

This audience improves upon the viewership of the third-season premiere by 22%. PBS says it's the highest-rated drama premiere in network history.

Downton Abbey airs on the "Masterpiece" anthology, which is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Stars include Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith

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