‘‘Downton Abbey’’ drew nearly 8 million viewers for Sunday’s much-anticipated season premiere. PBS and WGBH announced Monday that the third-season premiere of the British miniseries attracted 7.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National data. This audience doubled the viewership of the series’ second-season premiere, and it quadrupled PBS’s average prime-time audience. ‘‘Downton Abbey’’ airs on the ‘‘Masterpiece Classic’’ anthology, which is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. It has won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for outstanding miniseries.
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