Thursday, February 23, 2012

Downton abbey ratings

  • Downton Abbey ended its second season on a high note Sunday, giving PBS its highest ratings since the September 2009 premiere of Ken Burns National Parks.
  • (MSN)
  • The second season finale of PBS' Downton Abbey posted the network's biggest audience in nearly three years. A total of 5.4 million viewers tuned into Sunday night's two-hour closer.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • While it may not have been the Granthams strongest season, the Season 2 finale of Downton Abbey earned PBS its highest overnight ratings since 2009s Ken Burns National Parks, as 5.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • And from Thursday: "Amazing day on Downton Abbey set. I love the British humor and temperament "Downton" fans should take what they can get. In related news, the ratings for the "Downton" finale were pretty stellar: 5.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Downton Abbey has the baby blues – after Sunday night rival Call the Midwife pulled in more viewers. The ratings war between the period dramas has been close.
  • (Daily Mirror)
  • The final episode of Downton Abbey season two on Sunday night attracted a 2.3 rating and a 4 share in the Los Angeles market, ranking ahead of the programming on KCAL, KTLA and KCOP, says TV Guides Michael Schneider at his personal blog, Franklin Avenue.
  • (LA Observed)
  • At WNET, New York City's local PBS member station, revenue through January has been "very strong" across the board, said spokesperson Roberta Lee, and Downton Abbey's Sunday ratings are 216 percent higher than the station's overall prime average.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • The commercial broadcaster hopes to end the BBC's dominance of Christmas viewing with a two-hour special of the period drama. To promote the episode, it has released a series of teasing still photographs that hint at the narrative shocks that lay in store.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • It may lay bare the gritty reality of London's East End in the 1950s, but BBC1 hit Call the Midwife had something of a happy ending. The first run of the hit Sunday night series showed Camilla Chummy Browne, played by Miranda Hart, finally get married.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Downton Abbey has become a rare ratings hit for PBS in the US, with even the BBC reporting that American fans organise Sunday night viewing parties, shell out on themed merchandise and chat endlessly about the latest plot twists on Facebook and Twitter.
  • (The Guardian)

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