Why ‘Downton Abbey’ Will Keep Airing in January in the U.S.

“Downton Abbey” will probably continue to premiere each new season on PBS in January, months after it airs in the U.K., PBS president Paula A. Kerger said Monday.

This season, PBS premiered the third season of “Sherlock” just a few weeks after it aired on BBC One. But that probably won’t lay the groundwork for a similarly condensed space between the British and U.S. airings of “Downton,” PBS’s most-watched show.

“I would say standing here today it would be very difficult for me to imagine it being anything other than where it has been,” Kerger told TheWrap at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.  Read More...



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