Ratings: Downton Abbey Wraps Second Season on Record-Breaking Note

Sunday’s second season finale of Downton Abbey drew 5.4 million viewers, the biggest audience in the show’s history and PBS’ largest turnout for a program in nearly three years (since the launch of Ken Burns’s National Parks in September 2009.)

Even more impressive, Abbey‘s numbers do not factor in replays, DVR data or online streaming.

Abbey‘s Season 2 average is up 25 percent compared to its first season.

Production on the show’s third season is currently underway in the UK.