Sunday, January 15, 2012

Downton Abbey Episode 2 Tonight

Last Sunday night's premiere of Season 2 of Downton Abbey averaged 4.2 million views according to a press release from PBS. The Masterpiece Classic series doubled the average PBS primetime rating and exceeded the average of the first season by 18 percent. Executive producer Rebecca Eaton said, "Downton Abbey officially takes its place among the best of Masterpiece titles since the series began in 1971."

Episode 1 moved quickly and forced us to stay focused. It's 1916, England is at war and there's a lot to take in—white feathers, trenches, mustard gas, shell shock. Story lines are taking off, familiar characters are shifting and new ones have arrived. (Does anyone else miss Gwen?) If you didn't catch Episode 1, you can watch it here.

Here's a preview of tonight's episode.

Watch Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 2 Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.