Ratings: Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiere Draws Record-Setting Audience

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Downton Abbey‘s gloomy Season 4 premiere on PBS proved a record-shattering affair, drawing an average (and series-best) 10.2 million viewers from 9-10 pm.

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That marks a 22 percent increase over Downton‘s Season 3 opener (7.3 million) and ranks as PBS’ highest-rated drama premiere in history.

TVLine readers gave the two-hour episode an average “B” grade.