How ‘Downton Abbey’ Reinvigorated PBS For The New Millenium

Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess and Michelle Dockery as Lady MaryPBS

PBS: It’s not just for Sesame Street and This Old House anymore. We take a look at how Downton Abbey nabbed 12 of PBS’s 25 Primetime Emmy nominations and set off a ripple effect: raising the 18-39 demographic for PBS by 11% while also becoming a spreading hit that spiked ratings a whopping 60% between Season 2 and Season 3.  For more on the story and how Downton Abbey revived the Masterpiece franchise, read more at Studio System News.