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‘Downton’ draws record audience for season debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Downton Abbey” drew a record-breaking audience for Sunday’s much-anticipated season premiere. PBS and WGBH-TV announced Monday that the fourth-season debut of the lush British miniseries attracted 10.2 million viewers, according to […]

01/06/2014

Downton Abbey

Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock’ back with ‘Downton’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Sherlock” starring Benedict Cumberbatch will return to public TV in January, keeping company on Sunday nights with the “Downton Abbey” crowd. Season three of the modern Sherlock Holmes mystery series will […]

10/23/2013

From left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, from the TV series, "Downton Abbey." (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

‘Downton Abbey’ preview set to air in December

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is setting the table for the “Downton Abbey” feast ahead with a preview special planned for broadcast in December. PBS’ “Masterpiece” says “Return to Downton Abbey” will air Dec. 1 […]

10/10/2013

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Netflix, Kerry Washington could make Emmy history

LOS ANGELES (AP) – When Netflix’s “House of Cards” vies with cable series “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” for best drama honors at the Emmy Awards, it will be a milestone in the coming-of-age of […]

09/22/2013

From left, Elizabeth McGovern as Lady Grantham, Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham, Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes, from the TV series, "Downton Abbey." (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

PBS sticking to split US-UK ‘Downton Abbey’ airing

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — PBS is standing firm against airing “Downton Abbey” simultaneously with the drama’s U.K. season. Despite the spoilers that leak online from its British run, the period drama has been a […]

08/06/2013

List of Emmy Award nominations in major categories

Nominees in major categories for the 2013 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC; “Downton Abbey,” PBS; “Game of Thrones,” HBO; “Homeland,” Showtime; “House of […]

07/18/2013

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JFK retrospective, Latino history on PBS schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS’ fall schedule will examine President John F. Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief […]

05/09/2013

TV ratings

News ratings plummet with time change, longer days

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a busy week with the selection of a new pope, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts collectively had 11 percent fewer viewers than the week before — and a glance outside the window reveals the primary reason why.

03/19/2013

Downton Abbey

‘Downton Abbey’ gets viewers, if not fan approval

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone liked it, but 8.2 million people watched the finale to the third season of PBS’ “Downton Abbey.” Sunday’s last episode left many fans up in arms because of the surprise demise of a popular character, unnamed here.

02/20/2013

Robert Greenblatt

NBC’s Greenblatt rebuilds network long in disarray

NEW YORK (AP) — The world didn’t end as some predicted last month. Even more remarkably, NBC demonstrated it just might have a future. No wonder Robert Greenblatt is marking two years as its boss with a new bounce in his step.

01/04/2013

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