(Image source: PBS)

 

BY MICHAEL COLLINS

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

British period drama ‘Downton Abbey’ is making serious waves in American households, with a phenomenal surge in popularity following the Season 2 finale Sunday evening for the PBS show. NBC reports.

“Another story of British aristocracy and the people who work for them, has taken America by storm, and fair warning, there is something highly addictive about this show according to a lot of American viewers.”

This year, Downton Abbey entered the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘most critically acclaimed English-language television show’ of 2011. Due to the popularity of the show, the Burlington Free Press reports -

“There’s renewed interest in how rich Brits once lived in splendor largely thanks to the efforts of their lowly employees.”

And KING gives one example ...

“Seattle fans of the PBS show ‘Downton Abbey’ are pushing it to ever higher ratings. The show is so popular in the Seattle area, KCTS is consistently the No. 1 or No. 2 PBS station in the country for ‘Abbey’ ratings. Last Sunday's two-hour episode was second only to the Grammy Awards in the Seattle market.”

KCTS says the show’s ratings this year are 50 percent higher than last. With six primetime Emmys and a golden globe award, fans eagerly look to Season 3 of the classical masterpiece series, set to air in September.

 

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Feb 21, 2012

Britain's 'Downton Abbey' Becomes U.S. Hit

(Image source: PBS)

 

BY MICHAEL COLLINS

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

British period drama ‘Downton Abbey’ is making serious waves in American households, with a phenomenal surge in popularity following the Season 2 finale Sunday evening for the PBS show. NBC reports.

“Another story of British aristocracy and the people who work for them, has taken America by storm, and fair warning, there is something highly addictive about this show according to a lot of American viewers.”

This year, Downton Abbey entered the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘most critically acclaimed English-language television show’ of 2011. Due to the popularity of the show, the Burlington Free Press reports -

“There’s renewed interest in how rich Brits once lived in splendor largely thanks to the efforts of their lowly employees.”

And KING gives one example ...

“Seattle fans of the PBS show ‘Downton Abbey’ are pushing it to ever higher ratings. The show is so popular in the Seattle area, KCTS is consistently the No. 1 or No. 2 PBS station in the country for ‘Abbey’ ratings. Last Sunday's two-hour episode was second only to the Grammy Awards in the Seattle market.”

KCTS says the show’s ratings this year are 50 percent higher than last. With six primetime Emmys and a golden globe award, fans eagerly look to Season 3 of the classical masterpiece series, set to air in September.

 

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