'Downton Abbey,' puppies and zombies: What to watch if you're not watching the Super Bowl

If recent viewing trends hold, about 100 million people -- more than a quarter of the entire population of the country -- will watch Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday (Feb. 2) and then talk about it for days afterward.But though it may seem that way, it's not the only thing on TV Sunday. The other broadcast networks are taking the night off, but there are marathons and stunts aplenty elsewhere on your channel guide -- and even a couple of original shows. If you're not watching the game, consider these options (all times Eastern).The originalsPBS: "Downton Abbey" (9 p.m.) and "Sherlock" (10 p.m.). PBS has aired new episodes of "Downton" each of the past three years opposite the Super Bowl and pulled in respectable ratings each time. "Sherlock" has its Season 3 finale.TCM: "And the Oscar Goes to ..." (10 p.m./7 p.m. PT). A history of the Academy Awards (which premieres Saturday night on TCM)...


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