Ratings: Downton Abbey Scores Big With No. 2 Finish Behind Super Bowl XLVIII
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For the third consecutive year, PBS’ Downton Abbey proved the ultimate piece of Super Bowl counter-programming, placing second in the 9pm ET hour to the Seattle-
San Francisco Denver game while averaging 6.8 million viewers, up three percent versus its showing against the Super Bowl in 2013.
Sure, that’s not exactly the 111.5 million (!!!) averaged by Super Bowl XLVIII, but on the flip side, the pace of PBS’ upstairs-downstairs sudser was arguably zippier.