Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.
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Downton has clearly struck a nostalgic nerve on both sides of the Pond. Episodes of its third season have attracted British audiences of between 10 and 12 million -- about one in every six Brits.
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