'Downton Abbey' Returns to PBS Record 10.2 Million Viewers

Season four premiere notches public broadcaster's best drama debut 1/06/2014 04:54:00 PM Eastern

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).

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