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.
Recommended Stories
Most Popular
1
Jennifer Aniston surprised by Justin Theroux during photo shoot
2
Gisele Bundchen poses with her dog during beach vacation
3
Beyonce Knowles shares family photo amid divorce rumors
4
Jessica Alba covers Maxim in bikini, talks self-confidence
5
Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Martin Sheen to appear in 'Love Letters' on Broadway
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback