'Downton Abbey' Returns to PBS Record 10.2 Million Viewers

Season four premiere notches public broadcaster's best drama debut

Downton Abbey made its U.S. premiere of its fourth season to 10.2 million viewers, the highest-rated drama premiere in PBS history.

The two-hour premiere was a jump of 22% over last season's debut of 7.9 million viewers.

Between 9-11 p.m., PBS tied with CBS as the most watched network on Sunday (based on weighted metered market averages).