Even after the lights out in the Superdome, Beyonce’s half-time performance, the battling Harbaugh brothers, and the Ravens thwarting the 49ers last ditch effort to stage the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, British soap Downton Abbey scored fantastic ratings for Sunday night, besting all the primetime television competition in the U.S on PBS’ Masterpiece Classic!
According to Deadline.com, last night’s continuing drama of season three of Downton Abbey was the second-highest-rated and -viewed show of primetime Sunday. Deadline related, “The 4.4 household rating for Sunday’s 9 PM one-hour broadcast of Masterpiece Classic‘s aristocratic British soap soundly thrashed anything else on in primetime except the Super Bowl, according to Nielsen. The series also pulled in 6.6 million viewers; the second-most-watched show on the Big Four last night after the Super Bowl was the 8 PM America’s Funniest Home Videos repeat on ABC, which drew 2.59 million viewers.”
And now to celebrate ‘Downton’s’ victory, we present one of the most hilarious parodies yet on Downton – “The Super-Proper Bow”! Watch as the Crawleys and company watch last year’s Super Bowl featuring the New York Giants after the jump! Next, let us know what you thought of it! And, if you are loving this season of ‘Downton’ is much as we are?