Highest viewership of Downton Abbey in Seattleon January 8, 2013 @ 9:33 am (Updated: 11:52 am - 1/8/13 )
Preliminary ratings show it drew almost 8 million viewers - that's four times the average PBS primetime rating.
Thanks to Downton Abbey Sunday night, PBS outrated Fox, ABC, and NBC. CBS ranked #1 with The Good Wife and The Mentalist - with 10 million viewers.
There were 100,000 tweets during the premiere
As a huge fan of the show, I am happiest about this detail in the ratings - Seattle had the highest viewership in the country Sunday night - beating out Boston (#2), Austin (#3), and New York (#4).
We here in the Pacific Northwest read more books, see more movies, and watch more Downton Abbey than anybody else.
We're just too literate for our own good, and I love it.
For the uninitiated, Downton Abbey is a kind of upstairs, downstairs show about a well-off English family (with three marriageable daughters) and its extensive roster of servants - maids, and butlers and all that, in the early years of the 20th century.
It's the brainchild of writer Julian Fellows, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of Gosford Park a few years ago.
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