Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Downton Abbey Premiere Brings Record Ratings

Season 3 of Downton Abbey premiered Sunday night to the show's highest ratings yet. PBS announced that 7.9 million people watched the first episode of the third season. This figure is quadruple the average PBS primetime rating and exceeded the second season premiere by 96 percent.

The new season, which rejoins the story in spring 1920, will be available on the PBS video portal after each national broadcast for a limited time. Click here to watch the season premiere.

Here are some photos from Sunday evening's big event—the wedding of Lady Mary to Matthew Crawley.

Photos: Carnival Film & Television for Masterpiece/ITV