Sunday TV Ratings: DOWNTON ABBEY Scores Record 10.2 Million Viewers in Season Four Premiere

     January 6, 2014


Sunday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The two-hour season four premiere of the very fancy Downton Abbey scored a whopping 10.2 million viewers, marking a 22% rise from last year’s season three premiere (7.9 million viewers) and easily netting PBS’ highest ratings ever.  If you missed it, read Allison’s recap of the two-part premiere episode right here.
  • Over on CBS, The Good Wife returned to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.24 million viewers, which is down 13% from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.  The Mentalist, meanwhile, dropped 17% to a 1.5 rating and 9.93 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Revenge garnered a 1.8 rating and 6.69 million viewers, rising 20%, while Betrayal returned to a 0.8 rating and 3.38 million viewers.
  • Fox’s animation lineup started on a delay due to the 49ers/Packers NFL game, so preliminary ratings are inflated and therefore incorrect.