Downton Abbey Finale Grabs Record Audience

Downton Abbey Season 3 Finale RatingsA total of 8.2 million viewers turned out on Sunday night for the Stateside broadcast of the Downton Abbey Season 3 finale, on PBS.

A new series high, that bests the season premiere’s audience of 7.9 million viewers and marks a 50 percent increase over the period drama’s sophomore finale, which drew 5.4 mil.

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As a whole, Season 3 outrated the previous cycle by an average of 66 percent, and more than quadrupled PBS’ primetime average.

The U.S. premiere date for Downton Season 4 has yet to be announced.

In the new episode of Spoiler Alert!, watch The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch
brainstorm with me and Michael Ausiello on solving Downton’s tragic [spoiler] problem: