Downton Abbey 2013 Schedule Season 4, PBS has scheduled the eight-week run of the hit English period drama to run through the end of February, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said today during the PBS Annual Meeting.
Downton Abbey is the highest-rated drama in PBS history after its third-season finale drew 8.2
on February 17, a 50% increase from the Season 2 ender.The timeframe
for the PBS airdates falls similar to last year, coming after the fall
run of the series on ITV
in the UK.
The big ratings bumps in the U.S. were notable given the
high-stakes spoilers that were parading around the Internet while the
show was airing across the pond ahead of its U.S. broadcast.
announce its schedule until a couple of weeks before shows debut, but a
September run there is likely again for the Carnival/Masterpiece