The final ratings are in and Downton Abbey put up some cray cray numbers for season two! I def think the Crawley's will be having a celebration ball!
According to PBS, Downton Abbey, with an estimated cumulative audience of 17 million viewers "now ranks as the most-watched 'Masterpiece' miniseries on record." Also, the Feb. 19 Season 2 finale averaged 8.1 million viewers, making it PBS' "most-watched show" since the September 2009 premiere of Ken Burns' "National Parks" series. Season 2 online episodes were were streamed 7.1 million times through PBS' and Masterpiece's sites and more than 12 million times across all platforms.
That's not all, here's more ratings amazement:
Ratings for "Downton's" Season 2 were up at least 100 percent among female and male 18- to 34-year-olds above the previous season's average for the "Masterpiece" series, the network reported Wednesday, citing Nielsen's finale ratings. (Viewership among women 18-34 was 278 percent above the "Masterpiece" average.) Among men 35-49, viewership was also 100 percent higher than the previous season's "Masterpiece" average, while among women of the same age, the increase was 173 percent.
When all the heads were counted - an increasingly complicated process in the age of the DVR - the season averaged 7 million viewers, some 2 million more than the first season and twice the 3.5 million "Masterpiece" averaged last season. (For perspective, Sunday's fifth-season premiere of "Mad Men," the most-watched episode of the series ever, averaged 3.5 million viewers in the preliminary Nielsens, a number likely to rise when the ratings that account for delayed viewing over the following seven days finally come in.)