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  1. 'Downton Abbey' Season Three U.K. Audience up 3 Percent Including Delayed Viewing

    1:09 am 10/22/2012

    UPDATED: Adding DVR and other viewership over the first seven days to live broadcast ratings boosts the show's audience above the levels recorded last season.Read more

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  2. 'X Factor' Tops Sunday U.K. Ratings After Losing Out to 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Saturday

    2:30 am 10/15/2012

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The Simon Cowell show on Sunday night reached as many as 11.7 million viewers, while "Downton Abbey" had a bigger average audience.Read more

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  3. 'Downton Abbey,' 'X Factor' U.K. Each Draw 9.6 Million Average Viewers for U.K.'s ITV

    3:18 am 10/8/2012

    ITV1 reached its second-highest peak audience for the music competition this season with 11.4 million with its first live results episode.Read more

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  4. Showrunners 2012: 'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes

    8:00 am 10/3/2012

    On his toughest scene to write in the past year: "It was quite difficult to write the proposal scene between Matthew and Mary as we had delayed it for so long. But there comes a moment when you have to put up or shut up, and I think we had reached it."Read more

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  5. 'Downton Abbey,' 'X Factor' Hit Ratings Highs for Current Seasons on U.K.'s ITV

    5:45 am 10/1/2012

    The costume drama averaged 10 million viewers Sunday night, while the music competition averaged 9.8 million.Read more

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  6. Julian Fellowes Plans 'Downton Abbey' Prequel

    3:12 am 9/28/2012

    The Oscar-winning scribe says he wants to look at the early relationship between the characters currently played by Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern.Read more

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  7. BBC to Launch Period Drama Outside 'Downton Abbey' Sunday Evening Slot

    1:05 pm 9/24/2012

    "The Paradise," set in a store, will kick off Tuesday to avoid the hit show and beat ITV's upcoming shopping drama "Mr. Selfridge" with Jeremy Piven to the punch.Read more

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  8. 'Downton Abbey' U.K. Ratings Drop for Second Episode of New Season

    3:59 am 9/24/2012

    UPDATED: The ITV costume drama saw a dip from its season debut and the year-ago as "X Factor" again was the weekend's top show, but continued to underperform last season despite a Simon Cowell cameo. Read more

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  9. How the U.K. Media Covered the British Emmy Wins, Snubs

    1:59 am 9/24/2012

    The BBC and newspapers highlight awards for Damian Lewis and Maggie Smith, but cite "Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch among those overlooked for honors. Read more

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  10. 'Homeland' Wins Best Drama Series Emmy, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis Take Home Lead Actor Emmys

    5:34 pm 9/23/2012

    "Modern Family" wins its third consecutive outstanding comedy Emmy, while Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet earn acting honors.Read more

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