‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Finale Gets Record 8.5 Million Viewers

Sunday’s final episode tops previous season finales

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

A lot of eyes were watching Sunday’s “Downton Abbey” Season 4 finale.

The episode pulled in  8.5 million viewers, a record for the series’ season finale. The prior season’s final episode had 8.2 million.

In Nielsen fast national household ratings, Sunday’s “Downton” earned a 5.4, up from last year’s 5.2.

Also read: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Finale: The Good, Bad and Mediocre Reactions From Viewers

“Downton Abbey” executive producer Gareth Neame said: “”We are absolutely thrilled that US audiences have again followed ‘Downton’ so loyally throughout Season 4. The series launched with record ratings and continued to perform incredibly strongly throughout the run, and for a British drama to continue to add millions of viewers is truly wonderful for us all, both behind and in front of the camera.””

”Downton Abbey” is a co-production of Carnival Films and Masterpiece. Carnival Films is the UK’s largest drama specialist and a division of NBCUniversal International Television Production.

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