facebook
twitter
search
search

9M watch U.K. premiere of 'Downton'

Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM
| License Photo

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- About 9 million people tuned in for the Season 3 premiere of "Downton Abbey" on British television Sunday night, ITV said.

The show, which is a huge ratings hit in the United States, won't be seen on American television until January.

Set in the early 20th century, the series follows the lives of a wealthy British family and the loyal employees who serve them in their country mansion.

Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine joins the cast this season as a wealthy family member from the United States.

Starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle and Michelle Dockery, the series was nominated for 16 Primetime Emmy Awards this year. The winners of the prizes are to be handed out Sunday.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kourtney Kardashian's beau Scott Disick seen partying in Monte Carlo
'Deadpool' with Ryan Reynolds to be 'hard R' film
Watch Kate Hudson sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the 4th of July
Vanessa Williams has 4th of July wedding
Ed Sheeran to act in new, medieval TV drama series