Even after it’s beautiful series finale on Sunday night on PBS, Downton Abbey is still making pop culture news.
First, the ratings for the season six finale and final episode of the British soap are in, and it was watched by an average of 9.6 millon viewers making it the highest rated season-ender of the series, but not the most-watched episode ever of the series on PBS. With its 9.6 million viewers on Sunday, the last installment makes it the fourth largest audience to date for the series, behind only the 10.2 million for its season four premiere, the 10.1 million for its season five premiere and the 9.9 million it attracted in January as it kicked off its final season.
Elsewhere, on Monday’s night’s episode of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, none other than Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winner John Legend performed the haunting theme to Downton Abbey with a twist! Legend added never-before- heard lyrics in a humorous salute to the series complete with photos of the characters he is singing about encircling his piano.
Watch John Legend sing the Downton Abbey theme after the jump! Then let us know if you got a kick out of it! And what do you think of the audience numbers for the finale? Did you watch? Comment below!