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Downton Abbey Has Super Ratings On Super Bowl Sunday! – Watch The Super-Proper Bowl!

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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?

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Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

you go Britts :>)

bc
bc

downton abbey is abt upstairs and downstairs. upstairs lady sybil is married to downstairs tom and now they have an upstairs and downstairs baby. upstairs and downstairs are essentially the 2 core families on this soap. abbey is now a melodrama after all of that awful acting during sybil’s death. o’brien’s scheming against thomas has dramatic potential especially bec it seems like she’ll be using his orientation against him. maggie smith is the only 1 keeping this saop afloat. it’s great that shirley’s char isn’t on the show anymore. horrid acting from an academy award winner.

bc
bc

abbey needs to stop w/ the new chars. who cares abt the new maid that’s being bossed around by daisy? that whole underling dynamic works w/ mrs. patmore and daisy. there’s no need for that retread. it’s bec media’s priority is to talk abt same gender marriage and gay bullying. espn is pro gay marriage bec its owned by disney. speaking of retread even the superbowl had to be abt lgbt issues. obviously 49ers culliver was going to offend the lgbt loving media and hollywood w/ how he phrased his thoughts. but he must be bashed by the media and hollywood repeatedly bec yet a new discussion must be created regarding lgbt issues. that’s how manhattan mainstream media operates. yet there was no outrage on the racist question he was asked “how many white women are you
going to sleep w/ this week?” w/c was degrading to racial minorities. hollywood and the media has brainwashed the culture to making whites as the “ideal” and “prize” of society as a way to degrade racial minorities. there are majorty white representations from hollywood and the media precisely bec of this kind of brainwashing. no complaints for racism but all complaints for homophobia. media and hollywood bash homophobic athletes but they question athlete’s claims of racism. the mainstream media and enetertainment press questioned gabby douglas’ claims of racism. but would the media doubt the discrimination gabby had undergone if she was a lesbian and she spoke abt being discriminated against for being a lesbian? of course not. typical biased media. the mainstream media and hollywood are now attacking the black community by saying gays are the new blacks w/c is ridiculous. notice how media says gays and not lgbt bec white gay men are the priority and there’s a patriarchy even among the lgbt community bec there’s lots of white privilege and prioritizing of white gay males among lgbt community.
hello? look at hollywood’s skewed representation of lgbt chars.
they’re majority white males w/c reflects that white privilege. but now the media and hollywood are saying the black community must fight for lgbt causes bec gay is the new black? lgbt media is trying to tell ppl that racism is done and therefore all minorities must prioritize lgbt issues? lgbt were not brought to america to be bought and enslaved. but that’s how hollywood and the media operate. everything has to be politicized. tv and films and even sports have to be politicized by them. it’s great that abbey did well ratings wise especially when the superbowl was really hyped bec of all this discussion on lgbt issues.

brian
brian

hmmm that’s a lot of stuff going on that I wasn’t aware of.

Being from Canada, “a British Commonwealth” country, and a country that has had same sex marriage since July 20, 2005, and being a gay man myself, I just really enjoy Downton Abbey.

maddie hayes
maddie hayes

yeah, I’m pretty sick of hearing about lgbt issues all the time on TV, it’s overkill

david
david

DA is better than anything produced in America for years–the historic sets (genuine castle, paintings, and antiques), the costumes, the ensemble acting (2013 SAG award), the literate scripts. This is television entertainment at its finest.

mo
mo

I was watching DA. Sunday’s ep wasn’t as heart wrenching as last week, but still quite good.

Denise
Denise

I love the british soap ! The costumes are awesome, i love the proper english and speech. I love the head butler and i love Maggie Smith !! I will be sad to see it end so quickly, already missing it.

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Downton Abbey Movie Project Moving Forward; Projected For Production In 2018

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It looks like all of those earlier reports months ago about a production being put together for Downton Abbey: The Movie, may finally becoming to fruition. Numerous items detail that motion picture project is moving forward with production slated for sometime next year.

Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, told the AP: “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the (cast) together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”

Currently, the cast and writer Julian Fellowes have been on hand at the Downton Abbey exhibition which debuted in Singapore. However, some notable members of the company seemed surprised by the news including Laura Carmichael (Edith): “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know. We’re hoping that will happen soon.”

Variety reports that an NBCUniversal spokesman confirmed the studio hopes to put the movie into production in 2018.

The Downton Abbey exhibition however, is set to travel to the United States and Australia with dates to be announced. (more…)

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SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS: Downton Abbey Scores Drama Series Ensemble Nod; This Is Us Star Sterling K. Brown Tapped For Two!

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Nominations were announced this morning for the 23rd Annual SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards for performances in motion pictures and television.

The awards ill be handed out Sunday, January 29th at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live at 8/7c (5 p.m./PT) on both TBS and TNT.

For its sixth and final season, the British period soap, Downton Abbey once again made the finals in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama.  They will go up against, The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.  On the snub side: the widely acclaimed and highly-rated This Is Us failed to score a nomination in the category.

In addition, this is the first time that Dame Maggie Smith did not wind up with a Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for her performance as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey. (more…)

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Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Shares Emmy Acceptance Speech; Asks Jimmy Kimmel To Direct Her To The Lost & Found To Get Her Trophy!

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Leave it to the grand dame Maggie Smith to have fun with Jimmy Kimmel’s rant last night on the 68th annual Daytime Emmy about how perennial winner Smith never is on-hand in Los Angeles on Emmy night to collect her trophy when he name is called!

Smith, who has been nominated 9 times for an Emmy and has won 4 overall and 3 of them for her work as the Dowager Countess on the beloved British period soap, Downton Abbey, used social media via the Masterpiece PBS Twitter account and shared her acceptance speech on Monday, alluding to Kimmel’s last gag about her during the live telecast.

For Minnie Driver and Michael Weatherly were presenting the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, and when Smith was announced as the winner, and the duo were accepting the the award on Smith’s behalf, Kimmel came out from the wings and intercepted the trophy and let Smith know she has to retrieve it herself! Kimmel said, “No, no, no, no, no.  We’re not mailing this award to her. Maggie, if you want this it’ll be in the lost and found”.

Masterpiece PBS twitter shared, Dame MaggieSmith graciously accepts her #Emmy award — @jimmykimmel, please advise on the location of the lost and found! #DowntonPBS.

Smith’s acceptance speech read: “I was very astonished and pleased to win the award. I feel the Emmys has been overly generous to me. If Mr. Kimmel could please direct me to the lost and found office I will try and be on the next flight.”  She signed it, “Love, Old Maggie” (more…)

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