‘Downton’ sells worldwide

Series sold to more than 100 territories

Carnival’s “Downton Abbey,” the upstairs-downstairs saga of Edwardian life created by scribe Julian Fellowes, has sold to more than 100 territories.

The announcement was made by Carnival’s parent company, NBCUniversal, which has already greenlit a second run of the show.

“Downton Abbey” was a breakout hit for ITV in the U.K. last fall when audiences grew from 9.5 million for the debut episode to 12.8 million for the finale.

It aired Stateside on PBS where it reached 13 million viewers over its four-part run.

The period saga delivered 3.2 million viewers and a 17% audience share for Antena 3 in Spain.

Those that have licensed the show outside North America include: Albania (Albanian Screen); Australia (Seven Network); Belgium (VRT); Croatia (HRT); Denmark (DR); Finland (YLE); Germany (Sky Deutschland); Iceland (RUV); Ireland (TV3); Israel (I.B.A.); Japan (Star Channel); the Middle East (OSN); Netherlands (NPO); New Zealand (Prime); Norway (NRK); Poland (TVN); Spain (Antena 3) and Sweden (SVT).

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