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‘Downton Abbey’ gains popularity yet again on Netflix

Downton Abbey had become quite the phenomenon during its initial run a decade ago. However, with Netflix recently streaming the show again after gaining licensing rights, the show has regained a renaissance as it receives massive popularity once more. 

Created by Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is a popular British period drama TV series that premiered in 2010 and continued till 2015. The much-loved show is set on the picturesque titular fictitious Yorkshire estate between 1912 and 1926. The focus of the programme is the aristocratic affluence of the Crawleys and their servants. Throughout the series, significant cultural events splay out, which change the family’s life forever.

These critical events included the tragedy of Titanic, the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, the Irish War of Independence and more. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jim Carter and more, the show won numerous awards and accolades, including the much-coveted Golden Globe and an Emmy. 

While Netflix does not release classified information regarding show ratings and more, certain information from other sites can show how popular some programmes are performing on the platform.

Netflix US re-added the series at the start of June before Downton Abbey appeared globally on the streaming giant last. The film is also reportedly set to arrive on Netflix UK at the end of this month. 

The show has been one of the UK’s top ten releases since its comeback and was also a hit in the United States. 

Although Google Trends indicate that the 2019 release of the film garnered more interest than the re-addition, Nielsen Data and IMDb MovieMeter ratings suggest that the show has been performing consistently well.