facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

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

Sept. 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM   |   Comments

| 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.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together
2
Lohan bows out of London performances Lohan bows out of London performances
3
Katt Williams, Suge Knight charged with robbery Katt Williams, Suge Knight charged with robbery
4
Milla Jovovich expecting baby girl Milla Jovovich expecting baby girl
5
Sandra Bullock helped extra who collapsed on set Sandra Bullock helped extra who collapsed on set
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback