‘Downton Abbey’ Ratings Rise

Downton_Abbey_2013The second episode of the fourth season of Downton Abbey on Sunday night drew slightly stronger U.K. overnight ratings than the show’s best-ever season debut a week earlier.

The season start had attracted an average audience of 9.5 million for Britain’s ITV, but Sunday night topped that with an average of 9.6 million. That was also 1.5 million viewers more than the second episode of last year.

The costume drama created by Julian Fellowes drew an average Sunday night share of 39.4 percent of the British TV audience at the time.

Source: Hollywood Reporter